Trucking And Deer Hunting

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Jason H.'s Comment
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I'm wondering if trucking and deer hunting could work for me. I'd like to work 9 months out of the year and take off the other three. Is this possible in the trucking industry? I don't have or foresee me having my own truck. And to get into trucking I'd probably have to go the route of paid training and sign a contract. Any advise would be appreciated Thanks

Rick S.'s Comment
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After you complete your period of OBLIGATED SERVICE (in return for training), you could probably just QUIT for the three months.

Depending on your track record with the company - you may (or may not) be eligible for re-hire.

You're going to want (at least) a year at ANY COMPANY, to be able to seek employment elsewhere (actually - a lot are hiring a 6 months now) - but what may end up happening is that you find yourself with a different employer every year - and at some point, it;s going to look like you're "job-hopping" - which may make it more difficult to find future employment.

Do you deer hunt "for fun" - or are you like, a PAID GUIDE?

Rick

Ralph G. ( Arejay )'s Comment
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Funny how reading the title to a thread paints a picture in your mind even before opening and reading it....

Every time I see this thread in the list .... "Trucking and deer hunting" I think to myself... "I hope he does not mean to hunt & drive at the same time?" shocked.png

I mean, where would you store your haul... in the sleeper? good-luck.gifwtf-2.gif

Jason H.'s Comment
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Just for the fun.

Pat M.'s Comment
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About the only type of trucking I can think of that would even remotely allow you to pursue your driving ambition and your hunting desires is a job with a road construction company or maybe log trucks. Road construction tends to slow around hunting season and may allow you some time to hunt. At least you may have weekends that you can take advantage of.

Pulling a belly dump can be monotonous and challenging at the same time if you challenge yourself to dump it exactly where you want it. Most people just blow the doors and go with it. I pick a spot where I want to start and end, then I see if I can hit it on the spot. You will see many guys power through the dumping but I slow down before I blow the gates to hit my target and not beat the truck to death. Sometimes I am just crawling when I start. I tend to pick the difficult areas where other drivers just dump in the easiest spot because it challenges me.

Weatherman's Comment
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Funny how reading the title to a thread paints a picture in your mind even before opening and reading it....

Every time I see this thread in the list .... "Trucking and deer hunting" I think to myself... "I hope he does not mean to hunt & drive at the same time?" shocked.png

I mean, where would you store your haul... in the sleeper? good-luck.gifwtf-2.gif

Any deer hunter knows that the kill goes on the hood. dancing-banana.gifdancing-banana.gif

Rick S.'s Comment
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Must be nice to not have to work for 3 months out of the year.

Rick

Jason H.'s Comment
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At one time I only worked 6 months out of the year. But those days are over. Did a lot of trout fishing back then.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Yep's Comment
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Huh...I figured the thread was about either hitting deer with the rig or seeing a nice large critter and wishing you had a gun. I've dealt with the latter with regards to elk. 8 months of eating canned chicken and even my lazy butt is willing to go out and get some wild game.

Anyhow, I advise getting a local job ASAP. May be able to get weekends off or have a easier time getting specific week days off. For example I just got passed over for a local ltl job that would have had me working 4/10s (customer ended up canceling contract.).

LTL:

Less Than Truckload

Refers to carriers that make a lot of smaller pickups and deliveries for multiple customers as opposed to hauling one big load of freight for one customer. This type of hauling is normally done by companies with terminals scattered throughout the country where freight is sorted before being moved on to its destination.

LTL carriers include:

  • FedEx Freight
  • Con-way
  • YRC Freight
  • UPS
  • Old Dominion
  • Estes
  • Yellow-Roadway
  • ABF Freight
  • R+L Carrier

SAP:

Substance Abuse Professional

The Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) is a person who evaluates employees who have violated a DOT drug and alcohol program regulation and makes recommendations concerning education, treatment, follow-up testing, and aftercare.

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