What’s Your Ideal Trucking Job?

Donna and Nelson Figueiredo
2 D’s Transport
Middleboro, Mass.

The ideal trucking job would be just what I’m doing and to be home every weekend. I’m a dedicated driver.

Bobby Sharp
Calico Transport
Yucaipa, Calif.

I don’t think there is an ideal job. If there was an ideal trucking job, I suppose it would include quality home time, decent pay, people you can relate to and a company you can work with.

Dewey Tumblin
Double T
Fountain Inn, S.C.

There is no ideal trucking job. It is in the past.

Ray Mosley

Ray Mosley
D&D Double Time Express
Pearland, Texas

Home every weekend, a decent salary to live comfortably, little overtime and good working hours.

Jerry Branum
Manfredi Transit
Longview, Texas

I haven’t been a trucker too long. I’m pulling a tanker right now, which is good because you don’t have to load or unload.

Peter Senkiw
Easley, S.C.

For me personally, light loads and dropping hooks, which means continuous movement. Staying on the big road is my ideal job.

Scott Hall
Knoxville, Tenn.

Ideal job would be where I could be home more often. Also, more money would be nice for the drivers and me.

Jim Ward
Big Lake Transport
Mill Spring, Mo.

It would be not to be pushed so hard and to bring the pay rate up. I would like to drive 10 hours and take eight off.

Matthew Ives
Kearney, Neb.

My ideal job would be doing the same thing I do every day. I enjoy my job.

Robert Williams

Robert Williams
Metal Transportation
Enoree, S.C.

My ideal job would be about the same as what I’m doing now, driving around, making money. I would love to own my own fleet one of these days.

Wayne Thompson
Anniston, Ala.

The ideal job would be to see the country while earning a living at the same time.

Butch Byrd
Lewisburg, Tenn.

For me it would be hauling stock cars. I like running from east to west.

Frank McCormick
R&L Carriers
Ironton, Ohio

My ideal job would be going in to work at 8 a.m. and coming home at 5 p.m.

John Chastain
R&L Carriers
Huntington, W.V.

The item that means the most for me is home time. Also, more money and benefits wouldn’t hurt.