Why is milk hauling bashed so much?

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by ad356, May 6, 2021.

  1. Frank Speak

    Frank Speak Road Train Member

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    There’s an old adage that should apply to you nicely driver.

    Guy walks nude into to the bedroom of his newly found consensual sex partner. After a close look, the partner says:

    “Who do you think you’re gonna satisfy with that?!!!!”

    To which the pilgrim replies:

    ME!!!!!!!!

    Moral of the story is it doesn’t matter what anyone else thinks!
     
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  3. gentleroger

    gentleroger Road Train Member

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    Most of the bad things I've heard about milk hauling have come from you, or this thread.

    As to why I wouldn't consider hauling milk - I live in Northern WI, and as @Happily Retired said, milk hauling pay is lower than driving a school bus.
     
  4. ad356

    ad356 Road Train Member

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    some of the issues i had my boss fixed. one of my biggest issues was sitting at a particular farm for hours upon hours with no pay. now he gives me a load to take to plant. i get paid for the load and it delays my arrival. problem solved, they get a trailer unloaded and i get compensated for all of my time.

    the other thing is the accidents and mahem i have observed. there have been 3 instances of DWI with drivers in the last 3 years. ALL of them have ended their driving careers. i have learned to ignore the nonsense around me. it doesn't effect my pay nor reputation as a driver.
     
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  5. meechyaboy

    meechyaboy Heavy Load Member

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    I was always jealous of milk haulers... pulled in and slept till their appointment time.. woke up pulled in the bay opened and cleaned there cap and washed the truck then took another 2 hour nap...
     
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  6. okiedokie

    okiedokie Road Train Member

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    Free ice cream at the Creameries.
     
  7. ad356

    ad356 Road Train Member

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    I've never gotten ice cream but I get free string cheese. Anyone here like string cheese? My Campbell ny delivery point is united farmers cheese, formerly owned by polly-o. Now its owned by upstate Niagara cooperative, but they bought the polly-o name, line, plant, and hired all of the workers that have been at that plant for years.
     
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  8. ad356

    ad356 Road Train Member

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    If anyone assumes there aren't excellent, professional drivers in the milk hauling industry is grossly mistaken. Are there meatheads too? Yes. I imagine meatheads can be found in any part of the trucking industry.

    Milk is heavy and smooth bore has its dangers. If you can drive a milk tanker and have a good license you can probably drive anything, in any weather
     
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  9. bzinger

    bzinger Road Train Member

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    I love dairy products so I love milk haulers.
    I love fresh beef and vegetables so crank that reefer up it don't bother me !
    Any deepshat can pull a dry box loaded with kotex or arse wipe ...milk and meat is where it's at driver !
     
  10. homeskillet

    homeskillet Road Train Member

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    I've never heard anyone bashing milk haulers, and nearly my whole trucking career is tanker hauling.

    I know many tanker yankers that PREFER NOT TO drive a milk tanker.

    If it works for YOU, then have at it.

    You do you. Never mind what everyone else is doing.
     
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