Daycab: tanker company interview tomorrow

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  1. Driver0000

    Driver0000 Medium Load Member

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    I lease my daycab with a decent little company that has a contract with a place near my home.

    The pay is pretty good but not transparent and the dispatch is anything but smart.

    A large tanker (bull chem) company about 50 miles away says they can use me.

    They can't say what the pay will be like bc they've never leased a local owner operator driver on before.

    They want me to bring my tractor to the interview so they can inspect it. I was weary of doing that but why not knock it out just in case the deal is good.

    I plan on asking about detention pay, load/ unload times, average run length (local customer locations), e-logs, pay calculation, ...

    What else? I've never run tankers before. Anything that I should look out for?
     
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  3. kemosabi49

    kemosabi49 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    What kind of tanker? Chemical? Food grade? Will you have to get a pump and/or compressor installed on your truck?
     
  4. Driver0000

    Driver0000 Medium Load Member

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    It's bull chemical tanker. I was told I would NOT need a pump? That confuses me.
     
  5. Driver0000

    Driver0000 Medium Load Member

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    B U L K
     
  6. Pedigreed Bulldog

    Pedigreed Bulldog Road Train Member

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    Pump might be mounted on the trailers driven by a pony motor. Or, it could be gravity fed. Or, there could be other possibilities. I haven't run tanks...pulled a few, but always as a drop & hook so I never had to unload.
     
  7. cuzzin it

    cuzzin it Road Train Member

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    I have not used mine. Ive aired off twice. Mostly i get loaded or unloaded by employee where at plant.
     
  8. Drake.r

    Drake.r Light Load Member

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    I've never done chemicals but I'd have to ask about trailer rental fees in the lease
    Back charges for liability, cargo, and EPA insurance and if you're doing local work for them find out about your financial responsibilities for fittings that might be missing from an otr trailer
     
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