A Day in the Life of a Fuel Hauler

Discussion in 'Tanker, Bulk and Dump Trucking Forum' started by GasHauler, Dec 10, 2011.

  1. casc1

    casc1 Light Load Member

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    Hmmmmm my bs alarm seems to be going off
     
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  3. Exit310

    Exit310 Medium Load Member

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    Is the Pilot & Love`s pay scale the same as most other companies?
     
  4. fishhook

    fishhook Light Load Member

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    Pilot is the bottom of the barrel pay wise. Around here Loves drivers make $15k+ better
     
  5. Jynxx

    Jynxx Medium Load Member

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    This has been a great thread. I haul for Gemini which is Love's and I average 1200 - 1400 a week. In the busier summer months I make 1400 to 1600 a week. We are paid by load and in my area, we service 4 different Love's stores. Sometimes a fifth one. Right now some weeks are better than others but I do see it getting busier at the pumps now with spring rolling in. I love hauling fuel and have really enjoyed working for Gemini. The benefits have been great for my family as well.
     
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  6. Apd

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    Great thread. I've always admired fuel haulers and after I get a few years experience hopefully I can achieve my dream. Thanks GasHauler
     
  7. roadranger550

    roadranger550 Light Load Member

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    Its true about gasoline not all being the same. You run cheap gas for a long time and your fuel injectors WILL get fouled up. Chevron, Shell and 76 are the best. If you use cheap gas run some
    Techron down the tank once in a while. Trust me, I work on cars and I have never had ANY fuel injector issues in over 25 years, since I use Chevron/Texaco fuels most of the time.
     
  8. roadranger550

    roadranger550 Light Load Member

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    I for one was #### glad when Chevron gave all their drivers the boot. A more worthless bunch of loudmouthed, backstabbing arse-holes would be hard to find. They really were a pack of creeps. I should know, as I had to pull out of a Chevron terminal 95 percent of the time. I haven't seen any downgrade in the quality of the fuel since they got their cans kicked. Most of the tanker drivers who haul Chevron now are A-OK in my book.
     
  9. GasHauler

    GasHauler Master FMCSA Interpreter

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    That's funny because you go to another terminal and the drivers may be the nicest driver you ever ran into!
     
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  10. REO6205

    REO6205 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    Very true. I hauled out of three pipeline terminals with Chevron drivers and they were, almost without exception, the most professional, courteous, and helpful bunch of poeple I ever worked with. We were a common carrier hauling for all the majors. Chevron drivers would always give us the latest information on their bulk plants and stations.
    Now, that being said, Chevron refinery office transportation people, especially Chevron Richmond and Chevron El Segundo, were the biggest bunch of jerks I ever had the displeasure to deal with. Luckily, we didn't deal with them very often.
     
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