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Can the weather affect your heavy equipment earning potential?
When people head into heavy equipment careers, they sometimes fail to recognize the impact that the weather can make on their ability to work. If you are earning an hourly wage, as opposed to a fixed salary, then you do need to be aware that inclement weather can reduce your earning potential. Not all heavy equipment operations are affected by weather, but some are, and for some people it can really bite into their budget. One way to deal with this is to obtain certification for machinery that is not affected by the weather.
It is worth pointing out that not all bad weather is bad enough to stop work. If there is heavy rain, an electrical storm or deep snow, however, work can grind to a halt. For some people, this is a welcome break, for others it represents a loss of income. If you experience a lot of downtime in your region due to weather, you might want to consider working towards extra certification. Some heavy equipment will be operated throughout the year in rain or snow. Indeed, graders and bulldozers are sometimes used to clear snow, so you might find your services in even greater demand in bad weather.
Different climates, different considerations…
Depending on where you live, weather might have minimal effect on your workload. If, however, weather is a significant factor in your workload, it would pay to consider extending your skill base. Contact us at Associated Training Services if you are interested in learning about heavy equipment careers that will allow you to operate in almost any weather condition.