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Old 08-17-2000, 12:09 AM
Big P
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Default Is Chip hauling lousey work?? local work hiring.

Im out in the Pacific NW and lots of local companies are now
desperatly hiring local drivers for chip hauling. They are offering Union job at 13.00 hr start. ( even for right out of school )
Could one of you ladies or gents that may have had friends do it or did it yourself let me know if this is a tough job, a dangerous job etc. Its an offer to get out of long haul and they offer 10 hr shifts home weekends. Just dont know anything about the work itself. Any info appreciated!!
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Old 08-17-2000, 02:31 PM
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Default Re: Is Chip hauling lousey work?? local work hiring.

I also am interested in hauling wood chips. See a Wood
Chip every 5 minutes going up and down Idaho 95 in the
North part of the state.

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Old 08-17-2000, 07:42 PM
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Default Re: Is Chip hauling lousey work?? local work hiring.

I can't tell you too much about it, but all the chip hauler trailers around my area have live floor trailers, so loading is basically roll back the tarp top, dump in the chips, roll the cover back over. To unload, open the rear doors, turn on the live floor, and it all comes dumping out the back end.

Big P on 8/17/00 0:09 AM said:

>>Im out in the Pacific NW and lots of local companies are now>>
>>desperatly hiring local drivers for chip hauling. They are offering Union job at 13.00 hr start. ( even for right out of school )>>
>>Could one of you ladies or gents that may have had friends do it or did it yourself let me know if this is a tough job, a dangerous job etc. Its an offer to get out of long haul and they offer 10 hr shifts home weekends. Just dont know anything about the work itself. Any info appreciated!!>>
>>Big P>>
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Old 08-18-2000, 08:00 AM
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Ive worked for two chip haulers out of the lewiston
clarkston area in the past few years. In 96 I was completely
new at it and got an offer to work for a local company. they
said they would train me. That didnt happen, I ended up
learning by trial and error, mostly error. The reason I pass
this on is that you have to load and unload usually
yourself, If you over load you have to shovel it out. And
because there are various types of chips and sawdust and a
mix, It takes a while to learn, and longer if you teach
yourself. wwll after working 13-14hr days and making a 8 hr
wage (because of all my mistakes) I quit that one. If you
get the proper training you can make ok money and put in a
10-12 hr day. The second time I tried this was alot easier
but it wasnt my primary job as the company I worked for was
leased to puget sound and I only hauled chipps part time..
The bottom line is find a company that will take the time to
train you.. By the way, are you affraid of heights? and Im
talking 30ft

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Old 08-18-2000, 03:28 PM
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HiCountry on 8/17/00 7:42 PM said:

>>I can't tell you too much about it, but all the chip hauler trailers around my area have live floor trailers, so loading is basically roll back the tarp top, dump in the chips, roll the cover back over. To unload, open the rear doors, turn on the live floor, and it all comes dumping out the back end.
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>>Big P on 8/17/00 0:09 AM said:
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>>>>Im out in the Pacific NW and lots of local companies are now>>
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>>>>desperatly hiring local drivers for chip hauling. They are offering Union job at 13.00 hr start. ( even for right out of school )>>
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>>>>Could one of you ladies or gents that may have had friends do it or did it yourself let me know if this is a tough job, a dangerous job etc. Its an offer to get out of long haul and they offer 10 hr shifts home weekends. Just dont know anything about the work itself. Any info appreciated!!>>
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>>Posted By: (199.45.181.172)
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What you were told about chip hauling and live-bottom trailers is correct. Load from hopper. tarp load, reach destination, untarp.and let the trailer unload itself. The only dangerous part is driving. That`s the way it is done in Fl.
Big





 

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