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Old 03-22-2010, 06:21 PM
 
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Anyone out there have any info on local trucking companies and salaries?
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Old 03-29-2010, 07:21 PM
 
Location: Florida
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What kind of trucking does he want to get into?
Local, over the road, regional, container....

What kind of truck do they want to operate?...dump truck or trailer, cattle hauler, tanker, doubles, tripples, flat bed, drop deck, box, roll-off...

Where does he want to take his trucking career?
I mean do they actually love trucking, or are they just curious about it do to the economy?

Do they already have a cdl?

The more of these questions they can asnwer before they get into it, the better off they will be...

Do they want to end up owning their own truck someday and being a independent operator?

Like a marriage, you have to know what your getting into...and have to be somewhat firmiluar with it before you jump in....
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Old 03-30-2010, 07:19 AM
 
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What kind of trucking does he want to get into?
Local, over the road, regional, container....

What kind of truck do they want to operate?...dump truck or trailer, cattle hauler, tanker, doubles, tripples, flat bed, drop deck, box, roll-off...

Where does he want to take his trucking career?
I mean do they actually love trucking, or are they just curious about it do to the economy?

Do they already have a cdl?

The more of these questions they can asnwer before they get into it, the better off they will be...

Do they want to end up owning their own truck someday and being a independent operator?

Like a marriage, you have to know what your getting into...and have to be somewhat firmiluar with it before you jump in....
Kingdomcome1 is the one asking the questions, and the questions was about "trucking companies and salaries"
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Old 03-30-2010, 04:36 PM
 
Location: Florida
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Default Many truck jobs to choose from...

The title of his post is 'brother is thinking about becoming a trucker'...which means his brother doesn't have a cdl yet...and so in order for someone to further assist, they have to share a bit more info....

If someone doesnt know what their getting into...questions can help to paint a picture for them.

It's like saying you want to be a lawyer, without first passing the bar exam...
So i'm trying to get a feel of where there going with this...

Although not all trucking jobs require a cdl...only trucks that operate with air brakes...and a certain weight...
Do they like want to drive Wonder bread delivery trucks or UPS delivery trucks?
Or do they want to drive 18-wheeler rigs?
Or do they want to drive courier vans...
Or expidited freight type of trucks..like with Panther?
Or do they want to drive a fire truck?

Theres all kinds of trucks and classes of trucks to choose from...
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Old 03-30-2010, 04:55 PM
 
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yeah haiku that was kind of bouge of you. He was just trying to help out man.
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Old 03-30-2010, 04:57 PM
 
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bty if your brother can manage it, try to find an in state driving job. Over the road can be brutal at times esp. if he has a family.
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Old 03-30-2010, 07:49 PM
 
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yeah haiku that was kind of bouge of you. He was just trying to help out man.
What does "bouge" mean?
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Old 04-01-2010, 12:38 PM
 
Location: Florida
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Quite a few large department stores and grocery chains, have their own fleet of trucks...like Winn-Dixe or Publix or Wal-Mart or Target and many more...

Sometimes if you get in with one of these companies, and then show an interest to drive on of their 18-wheelers...they will train you for free or deduct it out of your pay...
Safeway grocery also has their own fleet of trucks...so does Food Lion....
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Old 04-05-2010, 02:39 PM
 
Location: texas
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He is looking at whatever pays the most....he does not have his cdl yet....he is willing to hire on at a trucking company that will send him to school. He is over 25(35). He, as did I hear that hauling cars and fuel may pay the most. Also, are there any companies he should avoid(as in bad companies)? So if hauling doubles or ?? pay the most, that is what he is willing to do....He has a wife but no kids and she travels alot already with her job...thanks for your help....
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Old 04-05-2010, 03:41 PM
 
Location: Florida
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CR England....is the only one that immediatly comes to mind...

I won't go into details here...but I do believe they have a training program...but it's not worth it...

If your brother has know training yet...try Werner Enterprise or Shneider National...
They both use to train drivers from scratch...Schneider for sure use to have their own school...

Swift trucking may have their own school as well...not sure...or if not will hire right out of truck school...

As far as hauling tanker...unless your hauling water or low grade food product...they will need their haz-mat endorcement...
But before they even get that far...the first step is to get a cdl....

Try calling Schneider, Werner, Swift and see what they tell you...sometimes they will sponsor your training as long as you agree to stay with them for like a year or two after you get out and start working...

As far as what pays the most...over the road its usuall heavy haul...the trucks you see with escort...and or Moving Van companies and or drop decks or flat bed....

Or hauling special loads for the government...but all that's so far off...first work on getting the cdl...find a company that will train and or a school...or even a owner operater who might train you themselves, and end up letting you drive for them....
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