Container Hauling Jobs

Hauling containers can be a pain in the butt. But not all of the time. I have talked to plenty of truckers who love pulling containers. It's just like anything else, people have their preferences and different jobs speak to different people. Some trucking companies have good management and a smooth operation and pays their drivers fairly.

Some container haulers go port to port. Others go from port to distribution center and of course you have other variations of a container hauler's actual job too.

Can't elaborate in detail about the job, never hauled containers.

I have talked to drivers who got paid more than average trucking jobs and drivers who got paid a lot less than average trucking jobs. Used to be a lot of time wasted at ports when I heard the most complaining from drivers pulling containers. That may have been just their outfits.

i do know a guy who bought 3 trucks (maybe more now) while hauling containers to put other drivers in them and also haul containers.  This implies that there is money to be made with the right outfit.

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How is it different from pulling a dry van? What extra training will you need? How long does it take get get trained?

Did you go to a school to get training or did you learn on the job? Is there a school that provides the training for this type of job?

What extra responsibilities did you have pulling this type of freight?

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Did you like it? Was it difficult?

Was the extra work worth the money or did you get the same pay as when you pulled dry van?

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Haulin cans is the only kind of trucking I have ever done :) 
I got into haulin containers right outta truck drivin school in 1987. That's all I've done ever since. So I really am not qualified to compare to other …

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