The worst thing about driving a CDL dump truck is most of the time you have to stay home when it rains.
It might rain 'cats n dogs' one day and take three more for the jobsite to dry out.
I preferred driving a trash truck when it rained... not a house to house trash truck, but a construction dumpster truck - A Roll Off truck.
I drove this sweet (it was sweet then) KW when I lived in Catonsville Maryland.
Got paid $16 an hour and $24 for time and a half.
You'll get wet covering the load with a tarp when it rains, but it sure beats staying home for 3 days ... three days off kills your acumlated overtime.
This pic was in the last post as well... it's a trash truck:
A Walking Floor Trailer. it doesn't dump, the floor moves, kinda 'pumps the trash off'.
What you do is hook up a 'wet line', slang for the hydraulic pump that drives the floor back and forth. Hence the term: Walking Floor.
This tractor trailer was photographed in the Travelodge parking lot off Route 70 and Route 85 in Frederick Maryland.
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