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Posted:  2 years ago

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How hard is it to find local truck driving jobs vs long haul?

I got my CDL A about 6 months ago hired on with local excavation company making 14 hr here in Alabama work about 10 to 12 hours a day 5 days a week sometimes a Saturday here or there depending on weather and what projects are available. I drive a 10 speed triaxle dump running anywhere from 79,000 to 82,500 lbs daily. Average about 350 to 450 miles per day. Sand , gravel, chirt, topsoil, O and also get a little time each week in the dump trailer hauling sand - practice my 5th wheel backing and driving. That loads out around 85,000 avg

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Mark

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...but there're a lot of goals that I have outside of the workplace that I wouldn't be able to work on during that time, which is the main reason why I would prefer not to (finishing up my degree and working on music are the main ones).

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James. One very important thing to realize about going local is that you will be working long hours, typically. This means that you might not have much time to do anything but work during the work week, and recuperate / relax / do chores during your weekends. Not all local jobs are equal. Some pay a lot more, some require more hours. LTL is one avenue of local trucking, although linehaul can typically have you traveling 300-600 miles a day, which isn't really considered 'local.'

I'm a linehaul driver and will typically work 10-14 hours a day. P&D guys (pickup and delivery) can work an average of 12 hours. I can't speak for construction driving, container hauling, or food service, but you can check out my thread on LTL (which includes descriptions of linehaul and P&D). LTL offers some of the highest paying trucking jobs in the industry. But you've got to be in the right area.

LTL Trucking: My Linehaul Job

Going back to the daily life of somebody who gets home daily. I have a young family. Basically, I work my five days, and on my weekends I try to manage my time by spending it with my family, doing chores, etc... I don't have a lot of free time, even though I'm home every day. But ... I get paid well, and have the reward of supporting my family. Lots of singles can bemoan the amount of hours they're working while doing local driving, but being home daily in the trucking industry requires another form of sacrifice.

Posted:  2 years, 10 months ago

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How is Schneider Tanker division?

Do Schneider tanker division have apus or what is idle policy ?

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