23 July 2011

Job search coming to an end?

Yay! WooHoo! Hooray! My job search may be coming to an end...

Yesterday I responded to a post on Craigslist for a belly dump driver, locally. I rarely get 'call backs' from anything I've responded to on Craigslist, so I was pleasently surprised  to receive a call and so soon.

I don't want to jinx myself before the fact. The interview isn't until Monday morning, but I'm kind of excited. Tha gal I spoke with was pleasent and informative. I sense she takes care of the dispatch and hiring process, probably much more, too.

What's a belly dump? In layman's terms, its a big dump truck that releases it's load from the bottom rather than lifting the bed to dump. The dumping process is done by switches in the cab.
I borrowed this pic to give you an idea. The rig I could be driving won't be nearly as fancy or clean as this one. This particular setup will load and carry 23-25 tons of material from the pit to the construction site. When it dumps it will leave a neat windrow a grader or other heavy equipment can move more easily.

Soooooo, wish me luck ... I'll keep you posted on developments.

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