Weekend Trucking Job Ideas?

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Bjorn W.'s Comment
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Hey new to TT forum,

Worked 7 incident free months hauling fuel to gas stations. After saving enough money I’m going to school full time. I was wondering if there are part time trucking jobs that would be willing to only schedule Friday-Sunday in the Northern California area. It would be nice if I could use my skilled labor to earn extra money while going to school but of course most companies are looking for full time because of logistic reasons or they are exclusively interested in drivers they can max hours on. I understand both reasons but maybe there’s a company that is able and willing to accommodate people looking for a specific schedule?

Bruce K.'s Comment
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Bjorn, welcome to the site. I'm going to give you my stock new member comment: I have absolutely no clue how to answer your question. But if there is an answer, you will find it here when the experienced drivers read your post. Just stick around and enjoy the questions and answers.

PackRat's Comment
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Maybe local companies may need a fill-in driver? Someone calls out sick, vacation days, etc....

Rob T.'s Comment
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Maybe local companies may need a fill-in driver? Someone calls out sick, vacation days, etc....

To expand on that maybe a grocery store chain has a warehouse nearby. I live in Central Iowa and both grocery chains here hire drivers on a part time basis. The one I work for only requires part time drivers to be available for dispatch 1 day a month. Fareway Foods requires drivers to work 2 days a week.

G-Town's Comment
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Have you asked your current employer if you could work weekends for them? Otherwise, if I were you I'd Google local jobs in your area, within a 30 minute commute. I'd be surprised if you didn't come up with at least a half-dozen opportunities. Something else to consider, construction in the warmer months (dump trailers), fuel oil pick-up and delivery in the winter. Not glamorous, but it will earn you some money and keep your skills fresh.

Good luck.

Steve's Comment
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G-Town is right, as usual! The other replies are good advice, also. I'm not on a mission to bring new-found respect to yard drivers (shaggers, yard dogs, jockeys, spotters, whatever you wanna call us!), but don't overlook part time opportunities at any large DC or manufacturer.

Cwc's Comment
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If your already pulling fuel you should be able to find something pretty easy I would think. If not pulling fuel for the company you already work for then see if you have any bakeries near by. Any place that uses a lot of dry goods like flour. Food grade dry bulk, when I deliver oil to these type places I normally see the same drivers unloading dry bulk goods.

Any place that has a dedicated run that fits your schedule.

Dedicated Run:

A driver or carrier who transports cargo between regular, prescribed routes. Normally it means a driver will be dedicated to working for one particular customer like Walmart or Home Depot and they will only haul freight for that customer. You'll often hear drivers say something like, "I'm on the Walmart dedicated account."

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