What Is The Best Thing To Haul As A Truck Driver

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ROCKO The Best ever 's Comment
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what is the best thing to haul as a truck driver

ChickieMonster's Comment
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what is the best thing to haul as a truck driver



I don't believe there is any "best" thing to haul. It all pays!

Errol V.'s Comment
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what is the best thing to haul as a truck driver

As a company driver, you get cents per mile for whatever is in the box. No matter if it's marshmallows or steel bars.

Most companies pay you miles with an empty trailer, so even air counts!

Tractor Man's Comment
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Chickie Monster, you stole my thunder! Freight was my FIRST thought! Thanks for the laugh!rofl-3.gif

Daniel B.'s Comment
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When you get some experience, fuel. You'll thank me later. Truckings best kept secret.

Scott M's Comment
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When you get some experience, fuel. You'll thank me later. Truckings best kept secret.

Daniel B- greatly enjoy watching/reading about your career. I know being home daily is one reason you stated "fuel"- as being good freight.

What kind of money does a guy start out with? What about yearly increases? What does a guy top out at? I would think there would be bonuses for safety- is there?- and how much? God Bless!

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Rocko, different types of freight tend to have different pluses and minuses so it's really about finding the type that's right for you. In the beginning when you're new we normally recommend either dry van or refrigerated because they're a little easier to get started with than tanker or flatbed. That being said, we have quite a few people that go straight from school to flatbed and do well with it. So it's possible, but it adds quite a bit of risk and a lot more to learn on top of the already risky and difficult proposition of getting your trucking career underway.

Here are a couple of articles I wrote which will help you out a bit:

Choosing A Truck Driving Job Part VI: Dry Van and Refrigerated Companies

Choosing A Truck Driving Job Part VII: Tankers and Flatbeds

Here are more resources on choosing a truck driving job:

Dry Van:

A trailer or truck that that requires no special attention, such as refrigeration, that hauls regular palletted, boxed, or floor-loaded freight. The most common type of trailer in trucking.


When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

ROCKO The Best ever 's Comment
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After a while ima be hauling fuel it pays more

JakeBreak's Comment
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The reason fuel pays so well is because you have to have the tanker and hazmat endorsement and you can't be a smoker. That automatically dq about 90 percent of drivers.


Hazardous Materials

Explosive, flammable, poisonous or otherwise potentially dangerous cargo. Large amounts of especially hazardous cargo are required to be placarded under HAZMAT regulations

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