Heavy haulers pay can average $80,000 or more in 2018. But it's not for every driver. They earn their pay in extra responsibility and work. You usually can't go into hauling heavy equipment right out of trucking school.
You will need experience or at least extra training for
trucking jobs hauling heavy equipment. If you think trucking is an adventure than heavy hauling takes it to another level.
Equipment You Might Use
Note: The video here is on the more extreme side!
Think about it, you are putting odd shape and/or heavy equipment on a trailer. You have to consider the weight distribution, center of gravity, and best way to secure this load. Then take it from one location to another among other traffic and obstructions without wrecking. It's not a normal trucking job.
You're going to need additional skills....
Your first taste of heavy hauling would likely be hauling items such as....
Heavy equipment hauling is one of the ways to greatly increase your pay. You can't get into hauling heavy equipment unless you are an experienced driver. It takes being able to remain constantly aware and alert to what is going all around you at all times.
It takes discipline in planning and following through. The job simply cannot be done any other way. You have extra rules and regulations to adhere to as a heavy hauler too.
To haul heavy equipment your judgment must be more accurate to safely arrive at your destination. That's judgement in driving and decision making directly and indirectly related to actually driving the truck down the highway.
Sometimes freight hangs beyond the trailer, sometimes it extends beyond the length of the trailer.
It's easy to see why heavy haulers are paid so much money. . .
They earn it!
Tell us more about what life as a heavy equipment hauler is like. What is the differences between hauling heavy equipment and regular freight that I didn't have enough insight to mention here?
Do you enjoy it? Is it what you expected? Is the money what you expected or more? I've heard most guys say that they would never haul regular freight again after hauling heavy equipment.
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