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Old 09-14-2009, 11:11 PM
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how do I get into Hauling Cattle

I've only ever had two dream jobs. A lineman and hauling cattle. I've given up on trying to be a lineman, after 2 years of trying tog et on with Ameren UE to no avail I have decided to move on. NOW, for the latter

HOW do I get into the business of hauling livestock? Anyone that has been in this business, does this, or knows a lot about it. I'd love to hear from you.

Thanks in advance
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Can't really tell ya how to get into it, never had to haul cattle. But i would say it might be easier to haul for someone for a few years and kind of build a clientel and then go out on your own. good luck
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My dream is to not haul anything behind you when you are hauling cattle. I don't know how those things can pump out that that much stink for that many miles. It seems like it would all blow off eventually.
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Sounds like a whole lot of bull to me.

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i gave up on the lineman thing too. i dont know anybody in the biz, so they pretty much told me to eff off. as for the bull haulin, go to the local truck stop and ask around. im sure youll find one or two bull haulers there. i think most of them are owner/operators
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i gave up on the lineman thing too. i dont know anybody in the biz, so they pretty much told me to eff off. as for the bull haulin, go to the local truck stop and ask around. im sure youll find one or two bull haulers there. i think most of them are owner/operators
The only people I know around here that get in as lineman apprentices have dads or family members already in, so good luck with that. HAHAHA, oh well


yeah,I figured most of 'em are owner operators. They always have some of the nicest rigs well, I stop at a truck stop 5 days a week for work, so i'll have to start talking to some guys.
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Old 09-16-2009, 02:39 PM
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My dream is to not haul anything behind you when you are hauling cattle. I don't know how those things can pump out that that much stink for that many miles. It seems like it would all blow off eventually.


cattle don't really smell too bad, its tolerable. NOW, one thing I could never haul, I couldn't haul pigs. MAN, talk about natures perfect stink machine
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We used to haul hogs and a few cattle years ago. Are you wanting to drive a big truck (semi) or a live stock traile? Biggest thing would be to talk to a local packing plant or market to see if they are needing to haul anything out. Alot of the local farmers around here are more of hauling theyre own animals, but do some extra on the side.
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We used to haul hogs and a few cattle years ago. Are you wanting to drive a big truck (semi) or a live stock traile? Biggest thing would be to talk to a local packing plant or market to see if they are needing to haul anything out. Alot of the local farmers around here are more of hauling theyre own animals, but do some extra on the side.
i'm looking at a big truck. I guess all I can is just talk to some of the cattle guys I see at the truck stop and see what they say.
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thats what im sayin, you gotta know someone to get in. ever get stuck behind a chicken truck. phewwee, i used to sit at a rest stop for lunch, then that truck would roll in and clear the place out. its wretched
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