Any Cryogenic Haulers?

Discussion in 'Tanker, Bulk and Dump Trucking Forum' started by Against The Wind, Dec 19, 2011.

  1. jfred74

    jfred74 Light Load Member

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    I have worked for Praxair for the last 8 months. I haul Liquid Nitrogen, Oxygen, and Argon. Work Thursday through Monday starting at 1300 and getting done between 0000 and 0300. I will gross somewhere between 90k to 100k after one year of service. Plenty of work. I try to volunteer on some of my days off for extra OT. As long as I am doing my job I don't get bothered. They do tend to micromanage as everything is done through an OBC. Also safety rules and policies are very strict. They take their safety record VERY seriously and will get rid of anyone who violates the rules/policies, has a major accident. Job isn't for everybody. Long days/nights, work over the weekends, work EVERY holiday. Fortunately it works for me and my family. We make the most out of the time we get to spend together. I plan on making it a career here for the next 25 years. Any questions, feel free to ask.
     
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  3. pathfinder1361

    pathfinder1361 Light Load Member

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    thanks. is the pay strictly per hour? or some combination of hourly, mileage, etc.? how much $$ per hour/mile?

    does your location have difficulty finding suitable applicants? (experience, driving record, etc.)

    i am guessing e-log, on-board recorders. camera's on the unit?

    congrats on landing a top notch job! :biggrin_25514:

    in the 1990's i worked in a hazarous waste facility in new jersey, and
    we had praxair deliveries about every other day. nitrogen and oxygen.
     
  4. jfred74

    jfred74 Light Load Member

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    We are a combination of hourly/mileage. We are having a harder time getting drivers. We have about 5 openings. Not enough qualified drivers, and a lot of people don't want to work the hours we do.
     
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  5. jfred74

    jfred74 Light Load Member

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    Oh and no cameras on the OBC...........yet.
     
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  6. bulletproof77

    bulletproof77 Medium Load Member

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    You must haul helium out of Otis...KS. ? I'm at #467, probably met you.
     
  7. cc tanker

    cc tanker Medium Load Member

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    when I started at Linde (AGA) I had to team in a Fliner fld112 with a 40'' flat top...this sucked bad.... I though t I had it rough till a pal of mine told me stories of teaming at Sentinal (DuPont) in cabover astros that ran 55 mph and running from WV to CA then finish their hours off running Deepwater NJ...that musta realy sucked...maybe I didnt have it as bad as I thought...running team is not the way I want to spend my life, but the money was unlimited...( not saying I would never run team again but I have grown very fond of staying in Holiday Inns every night)
     
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  8. pucknuts

    pucknuts Bobtail Member

    hi brother. i have been with praxair for 14 years and you speak the truth . great place to work IF you can follow the rules . we have an excellent safety record for a reason , we all have to follow their standard operating procedures and nobody gets hurt .
     
  9. cjfam2003

    cjfam2003 Bobtail Member

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    Does anyone know about Hercules transport. I'm looking to apply with the Mount Belvieu, Tx terminal.
     
  10. king Q

    king Q Road Train Member

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    I have very little experience in this except moving ISO containers with Argon from place to place in Africa.
    I'm thinking of setting up a small business where the big suppliers have left gaps.
    I will still use ISO containers but will have to buy a transfer pump.
    Mainly carbon dioxide but the more versatile the better.

    What make do you guys suggest and why?
    Looking for reliability and durability with speed being of lesser importance.
     
  11. fuzzeymateo

    fuzzeymateo Heavy Load Member

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    It's actually Air Liquide that has that account now, I've delivered there.
     
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