Hopeful new tanker yanker

Discussion in 'Schneider' started by rkd8582, Jan 5, 2018.

  1. rkd8582

    rkd8582 Light Load Member

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    Hey all,

    I just applied for the OTR tanker position out of Charleston. I have had my CDL for about 8 years but only have 6 months of OTR experience (not recent). Most other jobs have been local class A or B with a few EMT jobs mixed in after the military. I searched the forums and could not find anything specific about Charleston. How are the miles out of Charleston? I live in Myrtle Beach so I'm about an hour from there. If all goes well with my phone interview on Monday I'll get the ball rolling on my hazmat and get my tank endorsement. My plan is to get that all done and sent away before I head to training so I should have it shortly after I complete training. Saw where some guys were not getting very many miles due to waiting on hazmat to come back. Thanks for the info and look forward to hopefully coming on board.

    Rob
     
  2. Just passing by

    Just passing by Medium Load Member

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    I am not with Schneider but pull tankers. Be fast with hazmat endorsement. It may take up to 45 days for response.
     
  3. rkd8582

    rkd8582 Light Load Member

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    thanks, that was my plan. i figure if I can get into training Feb 1 or there after i can go ahead and get it sent off now so that would give me roughly 4-6 weeks. How do you like tankers vs van?
     
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    Just passing by Medium Load Member

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    I have been pulling tankers from the start. Eleven years, first half in the oilfield, second in the chemical side. I love it. 99%of my loads are drop n hook. And the occasional live unload is done by receiver. Can't complain. I think you will like it. Haven't met anyone who tried tankers and regretted it.
     
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  5. rkd8582

    rkd8582 Light Load Member

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    Thank you Sir for the info, I have done alot of reading on it so far and I hope I get offered the spot. My previous OTR was with a refer.
     
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  6. PandaPancake

    PandaPancake Light Load Member

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    X endorsement drivers are far superior to your run of the mill steering wheel holder. Of course you're all playing truck drivers until you're in the oilfield hauling hazmat. Where the concept of chaining up before is confusing and puking from a pocket of h2s is a rite of passage
     
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  7. SingingWolf

    SingingWolf Heavy Load Member

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    If you're looking to do orientation in February then you will probably start on the sixth (not sure if the system varies by location or job description so take that with a grain of salt) . Either way good luck to you.
     
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  8. TruckerVinny

    TruckerVinny Light Load Member

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    Ever consider bulk. It's tank work too but no HM or other endorsement requirements. I've been at it a little over a year, not OTR all the time. I do regional and some long runs. I like the mix. Good luck!
     
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  9. rkd8582

    rkd8582 Light Load Member

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    thank you, I would be interested in bulk but I really only have 3 options where I am. Tanker out of Charleston, a Georgia Pacific dedicated account out of Darlington and just straight OTR. Charleston is about an hour closer so that is my first choice and it seems to pay more too.
     
  10. Tidal88

    Tidal88 Bobtail Member

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    I applied to the tanker position as well but out of Jacksonville, FL. I'm still in the process of getting my CDL in school so I won't start until the middle of February.

    Hope to see you out there and good luck!
     
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