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Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by blasphemous, Apr 6, 2007.

  1. blasphemous

    blasphemous 1/2 ton status

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    I've been considering taking up the trucking business. I don't want to give up my full time job though. I have great benefits and all the perks are good. However, I need some extra cash on the "side".
    Is there a way I can take my CDL classes part time during the day?
    Do companies have "weekend only" routes that I could run?
     
  2. BoondocK5

    BoondocK5 1 ton status Author

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    Don't waste your time, move on to something that makes some $$$$
     
  3. blasphemous

    blasphemous 1/2 ton status

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    Do you drive a truck? I don't really know what the pay would be like anyway. I need a part time only job, my full time job is enough during the week. I'd like to do something where I can get out for a weekend if I want do to a run... or whatever.
    I'm not going to take up a part time job and HATE going to it. I want to do something enjoyable and make a little money doing it.
     
  4. 1tonjimmy

    1tonjimmy Banned

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    imho unless your doing it full time its not worth it. Uncle is about to park his truck due to tax's alone.

    He owns his own rig, and its paid for yet between insurance, tax's and fuel he is barly making ends meet. and he works all day long, every day.

    if you find a company that doesnt make you deadhead often, you may do ok.
     
  5. Bubba Ray Boudreaux

    Bubba Ray Boudreaux 1 ton status

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    You need the following albums before you can even think about it:

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  6. pauly383

    pauly383 Daddy383 Staff Member Moderator

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    Remember to be safe when on the road :laugh:

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  7. 4xcrazy

    4xcrazy 3/4 ton status

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    and ALWAYS "tarp your loads" :wink1: :doah: :haha:
     

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