Do you guys tip at the Quala/Express for washing hoses?

Discussion in 'Tanker, Bulk and Dump Trucking Forum' started by KDHCryo, Feb 9, 2024.

  1. KDHCryo

    KDHCryo Light Load Member

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    Title says it all..

    I've found a couple $20's get me in front of the 4 deep line to wash out pumps/hoses/fittings at the major tanker washes. Worth it if I'm in a hurry to pick up the next load.

    And they remember you the next time you show up.

    Before you guys start with the jokes, in no way am I soliciting extra services for washing my junk lol.
     
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  3. mitrucker

    mitrucker Road Train Member

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    You said it first. :p
     
  4. cuzzin it

    cuzzin it Road Train Member

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    :eek::eek::eek::eek::eek: + 1

    Yes i have done that at tank wash
     
  5. broke down plumber

    broke down plumber Medium Load Member

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    Good laugh
     
  6. wis bang

    wis bang Road Train Member

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    When I was terminal manager; our wash rack would do quick high pressure washouts of reefers for cash which went into the petty cash box and back to the cleaners as pizza and anything off the truck at beak time. Some of the reefers were nasty.
     
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  7. RogerThat72

    RogerThat72 Road Train Member

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    helllllll no bruce wtf you thinking. I use to get paid from the second I dropped the tank until the tank was done. Why would I waste $20 when you can make more than that just sitting and getting paid while they stick there finger up their ###. or better yet burn your tank insides because they washed it with the wrong stuff LMAO.
     
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  8. homeskillet

    homeskillet Road Train Member

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    Never.

    Driving chemical, we washed out at company terminals.

    Food grade, it's included in the wash.

    I also got paid $21 an hour for every hour waiting in line, so I was never "in a hurry" to get another load.

    Ya gotta learn to pace yourself young man, or you ain't gonna make it to the finish line....
     
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  9. Henley

    Henley Light Load Member

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    I've tipped a time or two, mostly if I could see those guys were already busy or if I had flocculant or something sticky that was going to be a pain to clean up. Most of the time, however, I just ask nicely and if there's the option to wash them myself I'll just do that. And I should add that I offered tips a few other times but the tankwash folks refused to accept anything other than a thank you.

    Cleaning tanks is a hot, dirty job, and I sure wouldn't want to do it, especially not for what it usually pays, so I think the offer of a tip can go a long way toward showing some respect and courtesy for what the tankwash folks do.
     
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  10. mustang190

    mustang190 Road Train Member

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    OJ tank/Trailer wash in Jersey City NJ off Jacobus ave. You don’t know what nasty is!:eek:
    I use to get my refer washed out after hauling chicken.
    Amongst the refers washing out beef fat, blood and pig parts!
    I learned the first time there to carry plastic shopping bags to wear over my boots when I got out of the truck.
     
  11. wis bang

    wis bang Road Train Member

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    How about a load of fish...the scales stuck around for days
     
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