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Posted Sun, Oct 16 2011 09:02 PM CST
DUSTY OTT
NA
N/A, MI
269-274-7051

Posts: 14
Hello everybody, my name is Dusty, and next spring I really want to start hauling livestock (as a company driver). If any of you out there have any helpful information that would help me along I would really appreciate it.

ohh my gosh...who is this Dusty character anyway? ("don't answer him Henry....probably just some city boy freight hauler, that will leave once he smells cow poop") lol

Okay....a little about myself. 33 years old. been a truck driver most of the last 10 years, right after I got out of the marines. I am good at what I do, currently I haul food grade tanks accross the country. ohh yeah, I am not your common freight hauler wearing sweat pants and velcro shoes hanging out at truck stops. I do drive hard and straight thru. Also I have no comitments at home and I basicly live out on the road. (last time i was home for couple days was on 4th of July....4 months ago.)

Growing up I was around horses enough to clean stalls, ride, ride and fall off, and get kicked a couple times. but never really around cattle.

Anyone know of good companies hiring company guys......also I know that when you load you GOTSTA GOO, how many times do you have really long trips.....like 1000 mile plus?


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Posted Fri, Oct 21 2011 01:42 PM CST
KENNY KAY
CUSTOM CATTLE COMPANY, INC.
HALLSVILLE, TX
903-720-2324

Posts: 55
Originally Posted by: DUSTY OTT
Quote: "Hello everybody, my name is Dusty, and next spring I really want to start hauling livestock (as a company driver). If any of you out there have any helpful information that would help me along I would really appreciate it. ohh my gosh...who is this Dusty character anyway? (don't answer him Henry....probably just some city boy freight hauler, that will leave once he smells cow poop) lol Okay....a little about myself. 33 years old. been a truck driver most of the last 10 years, right after I got out of the marines. I am good at what I do, currently I haul food grade tanks accross the country. ohh yeah, I am not your common freight hauler wearing sweat pants and velcro shoes hanging out at truck stops. I do drive hard and straight thru. Also I have no comitments at home and I basicly live out on the road. (last time i was home for couple days was on 4th of July....4 months ago.) Growing up I was around horses enough to clean stalls, ride, ride and fall off, and get kicked a couple times. but never really around cattle. Anyone know of good companies hiring company guys......also I know that when you load you GOTSTA GOO, how many times do you have really long trips.....like 1000 mile plus? "

Dusty,
Did you look under the jobs forum? There are several on that page. To mention a few Parks Livestock, Lw Miller, Hartwig Trucking, Foote Cattle Trucking to mention a few.
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Posted Tue, Oct 25 2011 10:08 AM CST
KAREN WILKIE
WILKIE LIVESTOCK DISPATCH
LEAD, SD
307-532-6096

Posts: 1

Dusty,
Call me. My contact info is posted on this site.


Karen Wilkie
Wilkie Livestock Dispatch

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Posted Tue, Oct 25 2011 10:58 PM CST
CURT VISSER
VISSER TRUCKING LLC
PLATTEVILLE, WI
608-778-5006

Posts: 23
Dusty call curt visser at visser trucking he runs long haul livestock and food grade tanker and he is looking for good dependable driver right
curts phone # is 608-778-5006
and he has a help wanted ad up
visser trucking is located in platteville wi
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Posted Wed, Oct 26 2011 09:06 AM CST
STEVE HARTWIG
HARTWIG TRUCKING
ALBANY, MN
888-370-1851

Posts: 3
Give us a call Dusty

Hartwig Trucking 888-370-1851
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Posted Fri, Oct 28 2011 08:49 PM CST
TOM STENTZ
STENTZ TRUCKING
PALMYRA, NE
402-440-3059

Posts: 9
Well dusty i dont know what you or don't know about cattle or hogs. hauling livestock is in a class of its own. if you can to get started work for some local farmers or salebarns. knowing your limits and knowing to read cattle is very important. cattle can be easy going or run you down in a hurry. know your way around your trailer and try to be safe. keep the cattle as stress free as possible. good luck to you and have fun. REPLY REPLY WITH QUOTE
Posted Mon, Oct 31 2011 04:33 PM CST
DUSTY OTT
NA
N/A, MI
269-274-7051

Posts: 14
Hello Karen, I just noticed your reply to my message the other day. I was contacted by a farmer that lives about 30 miles away from me two days after my post. (talk about amazing)! Looks like I'm going to work for him. I wanted to thank you though, for sending a message to me and possibly considering me. I'm not exactly sure what your operation is all about. If I find that I do in fact like this line of work, I may buy my own truck, and maybe can work with you from there. again depending on weather you use o/o. again thank you for your time!

Dustin Ott
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Posted Mon, Oct 31 2011 06:56 PM CST
DUSTY OTT
NA
N/A, MI
269-274-7051

Posts: 14
I did not realize when you send a reply it goes to everybody....so In addition to my last reply I would like to thank Tom, Mike, Kurt, and Ken for replying to my forum. Thank You!


Dustin





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Posted Fri, Nov 04 2011 05:01 PM CST
FRANK POER
NOT WORKING
DECATUR, TX
817-821-0931

Posts: 43
good luck just be very careful i have been haulin livestock for the past 16 yrs and i have seen and been there for some scary stuff like a 1200 lb fat cow run me over when she didnt want to go the way i wanted her to it is a world in its self and a class of its own REPLY REPLY WITH QUOTE
Posted Fri, Nov 04 2011 05:22 PM CST
DUSTY OTT
NA
N/A, MI
269-274-7051

Posts: 14
Lol...I guess that goes in the category of "funny even though it's not" REPLY REPLY WITH QUOTE