Big Trucks – Different Types For Different Needs

There are as many types of big trucks as you can imagine. For our purposes we will stick to the commercial trucks, ones that are purchased to produce revenue and so a guy can make a living. Lets take a look at some of the different types of big trucks:

  1. Semi Trucks – Probably the most common big trucks out there, semi trucks pull trailers locally or for long haul trucking. These are usually Peterbilt, Freightliner, Kenworth, etc and are commonly called 18 wheelers, over the road trucks, etc. A typical coast to coast trucker will earn a gross revenue of between $14,000 and $18,000 a month. After the cost of the truck are deducted a trucker, who manages things correctly, will net about $6,000 to $7,000.
  2. Dump Trucks – Another common big truck that will be found doing local hauling. The high point of these trucks are their earnings capabilities. We have seen owners of these trucks earn $150 an hour or more with typical earnings of around $80 per hour. Doing the math based on six day work week we’re talking grossing $20,000 or more a month. Subtracting for fuel, insurance, maintenance, etc a dump truck operator is netting $8,000 to $12,000. Not bad money
  3. Concrete trucks, boom trucks, utility trucks, etc. – Grouping out the last segment of big trucks are these vocational type trucks. These are usually owned by a company (as opposed to an owner operator) and are used in connection with doing a job, not hauling in and of it self. Earnings of these trucks are inaccurate to pinpoint because, again it’s done to get other work done. A company will use their boom truck to work on power lines for example. They get paid for the whole job, not just the use of the truck itself.

There are a lot of big trucks to chose from. The job your looking to perform will determine which truck to get.

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