If hauling fuel interests you, and you get an opportunity to hire on fresh out of school, DO IT!
People who don't know what they're talking about always throw out that "rolling bomb" malarkey.
YES, your cargo is flammable.
YES, it needs to be handled with respect.
YES, a gas tanker has to be driven with more attention to detail.
NO, it does not catch fire if you look at it.
BUT, no company will cut you loose until you are fully ready.
These days, it can take a couple months to get all your loading cards. Used to be your trainer would tell the rack operator, "yeah, the kid's got it down", and they'd give you your card. Now, most places want to watch you do THREE loadouts with no prompting from your trainer.
Again, give it a try. If it's not for you, they'll probably know before you will.
Fuel hauling for first trucking job?
Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by kds_5280, Sep 21, 2021.
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Go for the Dixon Bros. tankers.
Some people even say you shouldn't pull reefers until you get a year or so experience pulling dry van. Not true, that's throwing money away.
Since you can start out on top, don't throw away the chance with tankers.
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Had to have a year experience or graduate from Sage.
That policy may have changed though. Haven't seen those ads in a long time.Last edited: Sep 21, 2021
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- Oct 4, 2018
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Did you attend careersworldwide CDL school?
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