Fuel Hauling

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by Thull, Feb 13, 2018.

  1. moloko

    moloko Road Train Member

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    Might be good pay for your locale. I loved hauling gasoline and diesel to gas stations. That was the prime of my career as a driver. Careful though, the required labor is deceptive at first glance. You will seriously bust a sweat delivering at 5:30PM in August, standing next to a freshly-polished petroleum tanker baking like a cookie on a sheet. Those hoses are not light when fully charged. The crackheads are the worst occupational hazard--you will come to love these new friends of yours because starting out, you'll probably get the night shift. Hauling fuel is a great gig
     
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    :::groan:::
     
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  3. Fold_Moiler

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    IF I could do 9-10 hour days daytime which will never happen. I’d do fuel in a second if the hours didn’t suck so bad.

    I could go to the chemical side of tankers and find that easy though.
     
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  4. ad356

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    I'm around 53k for milk tanker, I would expect fuel would pay quite a bit more. It's hazmat and just a little more flammable then milk lol.
     
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  5. Redtwin

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    There is a local fuel hauler that always has openings. They list average pay as $850-950 per week so read that as the new guy on the crap routes making $650-750 gross.

    Not enough for me, I suppose someone who valued sleeping at home everyday would be OK with that.
     
  6. TripleSix

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    Mr @Thull, good to hear from you. In Baton Rouge, where I-10 and i-110 split, about 4 or 5 miles north on 110, there's a big Exxon Mobile refinery (to the west of I-110, but north of I-10). Those drivers make $100k/ year. Gotta be clean shaven, okay? It's off of Chippewa Street.
     
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  7. Thull

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    Oh wow really now?!? Driving for the plant?!? Or the company is on Chippewa
     
  8. ad356

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    $850? that's pretty bad, $650 your joking right? i make almost double that, hell i made significantly more then that driving class B dump truck, actually i did pretty good at times.
     
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  9. TripleSix

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    that plant is. You will see the trucks going in and out. The staging yard/truck entrance is at the intersection of Chippewa St and Larkspur Ave. Why not drive down there and see what you can learn?
     
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  10. Woodys

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    Something to note though, if the job is paid by the load then night shift vs day shift makes an extreme difference. Most carriers will offer a night shift premium on top of the fact that you can bust out much more loads due to minimal traffic and delays. When I was working days I would gross $950 for a 65-70hr week. On nights I gross $1200-$1300 for a 55-60hr week.
     
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