How to get dump truck jobs?

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Written by Mike Skliar

Dump trucking can be a great alternative for owner-operators who fed up with OTR and would like to come back home every evening. 

BTW according to the report of Fortune Business Insights “Dump Trucks Market: Global Market Analysis, Insights and Forecast, 2019-2026”, growth in the construction and mining industries is leading the high demand for dump trucking. So seize the moment!

Build a Client Base as an Independent Contractor

Your dump truck is your business, and you should promote it! Connect with local construction and trucking companies – send them emails about your services or just call. Place advertising in local newspapers and news websites. Launch your own website with your services, price list, and maybe even reviews. Create your pages on Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn. Give people an opportunity to find you and use your services. Don’t forget about local landfills – get to know its staff and offer your services if necessary.

Owner Operators Subcontracting with DOT

Yes, the U.S. Department of Transportation offers government contracts to small businesses like owner operators with dump trucks, for example, for road work jobs. For more information, visit their website and find a list of all opportunities that prime contractors were posted for you.

Mining Industry

Working in the mining industry is one of the highest paying dump truck driver jobs. It is not an easy job hon off-road conditions, and it can be dangerous. Powered haulage is the category that often has a lot of accidents. 

If now think about becoming a dump truck driver, our partners – Carolina CDL Training Center – can help you with the challenges of getting a CDL. For more information, click here.

Learn more about job opportunities you can get with a CDL here.

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Author Mike Skliar

As the truck driver recruiting agency's CEO, I deeply understand the unique challenges and demands truck drivers face.

Drawing from my extensive work experience, I bring knowledge in truck driver recruitment, logistics, and transportation management. I possess a comprehensive understanding of industry regulations, safety standards, and best practices, ensuring that the agency adheres to the highest standards of professionalism and compliance.

Now, looking back and remembering my path from the very beginning, it seems to me that this story is a lifetime. During all these years of development and growth of our agency, I took part in no less interesting projects in which my experience, knowledge and vision were needed. And I was also able to gain new skills, contacts and experience by participating in the development of these projects from various fields, such as cargo transportation, trucking companies, e-commerce, parcel delivery and much more! But the best is yet to come!

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