Dump Truck Operator

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Sedrick H.'s Comment
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Being a CDL Class A Permit holder my first choice was to be a dump truck driver. So in turn I inquired at every dump truck company in Indiana. Most of what I ran into is the two years minimum experience barrier. I did get a reply from Messier but the pay was not worth the distance and the sacrifice that I have made for this licensure. Does anyone have any insight on what dump truck companies are taking on students? Also what is the average pay scale a student can expect so that I have realistic expectations going into this potential situations. Lastly what are some dump truck companies with a good name. already tried Kopetsky’s, Rock Transport, WR Beach, Bibbs Hauling, Howard’s(the one owned by the ex race car driver)and etc. If anyone knows of any hidden gem dump truck companies would really appreciate it.


Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.
Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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Very few dump truck companies hire right out of school. Your best bet is when you see one near your house call them and find out.

Another thing to consider is we are fast approaching their slow time. My grandfather drove a dump truck around Chicago for 40 years, he'd work until the weather turned then be laid off until spring.

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