A dump truck is a large-wheeled truck, although they do vary in size, designed to…
If you are interested in the idea of a heavy equipment career but not all too interested at the thought of spending most of every day on a construction site; dump trucks are worth considering. Driving dump trucks is a rewarding career that combines many of the better aspects of heavy equipment operation and truck driving. While a dump truck falls more correctly into the category of trucks rather than heavy equipment, you will see that dump trucks and heavy equipment go hand in hand in many situations.
As a driver of dump trucks there are many different opportunities open to you. Of course dump trucks are big in the construction industry, but you will find a lot of them in mining and fairly large numbers in other sectors as well. This is a great way to get a break from an industry while retaining a career. It is also useful if ever you feel the need to relocate. Dump trucks are everywhere and drivers can find work all over the country.
The money in dump trucks is not bad either. If you are an owner operator, you can really do well, but those that are employed to drive for other people do quite well too. One of the best points about dump trucks is that they are all weather vehicles. You can keep operating your vehicle as long as your place of work stays open. That is not true for all other types of equipment. Drivers of dump trucks can at times enjoy more days of productive work than some types of heavy equipment.
If you are interested in driving dump trucks and would like to learn more, please contact us at Associated Training Services.