Driving a propane tanker

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by Goodguy88, Sep 14, 2017.

  1. Big Don

    Big Don "Old Fart"

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    OK, if you know so dog gone much, why do you come here asking questions? If you already know it all, then you sure don't need us.
    Well, what I'm seeing is an attitude problem. But then of course, that couldn't be, could it.:rolleyes:
    So then you are saying that no companies hire new truck drivers because of insurance?
    I guess this means that there are no new drivers up there. They must be born middle age and have at least several years of trucking.:rolleyes:
    When I responded to your first few posts, I was actually thinking you might be somebody with a problem that actually wants to try to find work. But after reading this thread, I see that I was badly mistaken. At least about actually wanting to try to find work.

    Go flip burgers. Or pump gas.
     
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  3. Goodguy88

    Goodguy88 Medium Load Member

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    Most new drivers are tractor trailer drives because there is bigger demand

    I have a straight truck license, more competition for LOCAL jobs

    You don't seem to understand grandpa


    And I'll pass on that
     

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  4. Goodguy88

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    You know what I'm not sure what size the tank is?

    What size they usually come in for the straight trucks. What I have now is a 500 gal which is pretty small.... I would think on a straight truck it is about 2000?
     
  5. snowwy

    snowwy Road Train Member

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    I don't know what a straight truck hauls. I've only driven truck.and trailers.
     
  6. Goodguy88

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    Truck on right

    What is that an international?
     

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  7. Roadgeek395

    Roadgeek395 Light Load Member

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    Looks like 3500 gallon tank. Pretty common size tank for propane truck.

    It's most likely a baffled tank which will help you out a lot. Just remember to take things slow and steady.
     
  8. Goodguy88

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    Going to practise my circle checks this weekend

    Hopefully it works out


    Thanks for advice
     
  9. Goodguy88

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    On dump truck I always had them on

    And they were quiet in fact..
    Something about the truck because other trucks same model but different year were loud

    Will they be testing me on loaded full of propane?
     
  11. Roadgeek395

    Roadgeek395 Light Load Member

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    I was taught to only use my Jake brake when I needed it and not to ride with it always on.

    I would imagine they would test you in an empty truck, but I don't know for sure.
     
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