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Flatbeds and 18-Wheelers: 5 Truck Types That Double as Job Opportunities

The demand for truckers is increasing, so there is definitely a reason to pursue this career choice. People who are still on the fence about trucking fear that the career is a bit stagnant, but that is not the case because a truck is more than it appears. The following are five truck types that can double as job opportunities for you.

The Box

Box trucks are perhaps one of the most common trucks out there. This is why this type of truck can be pretty useful for an owner. Not only can you pick up jobs for yourself, but you can also contact a private trucking outfit, and rent out your vehicle when it is not in use. This means you can take a vacation while your truck is still making some cash on the side.


Flatbed trucks can be easily used by people who purchase a manufactured home. These are ready-made homes that can be transported by a truck since it has no sides or roof. Granted, some manufactured homes are slightly larger than a flatbed, which is why it is important to check measurements before taking the job.

Dump Truck

These trucks are normally used to deal with loose material and to remove it from a construction site, but these can be used in other ways, too. Homeowners working on their landscape or other parts of their homes are going to need some of the waste removed quickly, and you can be there to get that done for them. This is not ideal since it is a small job, but it's still money.

Tank Truck

Tank trucks are normally used to carry liquids like oil, but there are many other liquids that need to be transported carefully. For example, nitrogen substance is one of the most used substances in several industries. It might be a good idea to see how a tank truck can be used in this fashion. You are going to have to learn the regulations, but this is no different from other jobs truckers have to take.

Refrigerator Truck

Truckers with refrigerated containers usually transport food, but that does not have to be the case. There are other types of cargo that need to be transported in this fashion such as flowers. Florists, wedding planners, and other businesses use tons of flowers that need to be kept in perfect condition, which you can take advantage of this time around.

These are just some truck types that can double as other job opportunities. Of course, there are other truck types that can be used in different ways. Each part of a truck is important when it comes to the vehicle’s purpose. If you decide that truck driving is the career for you, then remember companies like Moore Truck Parts. Any problem or replacement you may have down the road can be solved at a truck parts store. 

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