I want to drive tanker

Discussion in 'Tanker, Bulk and Dump Trucking Forum' started by moondog67, May 6, 2012.

  1. moondog67

    moondog67 Bobtail Member

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    Hi i have about 7 years driving expierence with all types of trailers except reefer and tanker. I want to start driving tankers. even though i have no expirence with this kind of trailer will companies offer training?

    thanks
     
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  3. lonelyswmtrucker

    lonelyswmtrucker Medium Load Member

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    try indian river; i hear they offer tanker training. don't know if its true, just what i heard.
     
  4. skoshi130

    skoshi130 Light Load Member

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    1 year driving minimum, it doesn't have to be in tankers. As far as training goes, it's learn as you go
     
  5. moondog67

    moondog67 Bobtail Member

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    awesome thanks guys for your input.
     
  6. Green Machine

    Green Machine Medium Load Member

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    My Company (Venezia) will offer tanker training, so I'm sure many other companies will offer it. Not sure where you live, but they haul oil, chemicals, asphalt, etc... Need X endorsement beforehand.
     
  7. moondog67

    moondog67 Bobtail Member

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    following is a job advertisement can someone tell me if this sounds too good to be true?



    Our client is one of the most proactive, safety conscious, innovative organization in the industry. The company is in growth mode and needs drivers to operate it's stunning brand new fleet of over 250 tractor trailers. Our client has a #1 safety first culture, and provide an extensive training package to all new candiates. The location of the position is in either Alberta or Saskatchewan. The shifts will be straight 6 weeks, and 2 off OR straight 8 weeks and 2 off. Our client will extend airline tickets to fly back and forth from the terminal to anywhere in Canada for every 2 week period taken during the year. Permanent relocation is also available with a generous relocation package. Initial flights are provided, and all accomodations and meals are supplied during the orientation and training periods.
    This is an incredible opportunity. First year compensation is $65k-$75k with opportunities to go over $100k after the first year. Other compensation opportunities include a 3% of salary safety bonus, and a generous benefits package after 36 weeks.
    The successful candidate must have an AZ licence and a minimum of 1-2 years experience, a clean drivers abstract, and be willing to work the schedule described. Any experience driving fluid tankers, delivering liquid fertilizer,sulfur or asphalt would be a definite asset.
     
  8. retiredguest

    retiredguest Light Load Member

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    Sounds good but ask questions and talk to any of their drivers if possible. Advertising can be misleading. Any company with over 20 trucks I was always suspect about, but that's just me. LOL.
     
  9. moondog67

    moondog67 Bobtail Member

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    thanks will investigate further and keep posted..
     
  10. retiredguest

    retiredguest Light Load Member

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    I drove tanks for ten years before I left the industry, and I will tell you this much. The worst day hauling a thermos was better than the best day hauling garbage:biggrin_255: (produce/refer)
     
    skoshi130 Thanks this.
  11. skoshi130

    skoshi130 Light Load Member

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    I guess I should mention IRT doesn't carry pumps/hoses, you just have to drive and get use to the wave
     
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