Is Atlanta optimal for tankers?

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  1. Hathcock

    Hathcock Light Load Member

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    I first started in this industry last December and I went with a mega carrier just so I can get tanker experience. As most of you know not many tanking companies will hire students fresh out of school. What I experienced being stationed out of Atlanta is a lot of detention/ layover time. Is Atlanta a good Lane for regional and otr?

    Right now I'm driving a reefer so that I can get my year experience but I don't want to jump back into tanking if I'm going to be in a poor area for that particular industry.
     
  2. haz-matguru

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    Depends on what area of tanker you want. Fuel, bulk chemical, etc.

    But if you are looking for high paying tanker jobs you will need experience and move away from atl
     
  3. Hathcock

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    My first tanker job was chemical with smooth bore tanks no baffles. When you say move from Atlanta, you mean out of the whole entire state of Georgia? I live in metro Atlanta about 35 minutes away.
     
  4. Chinatown

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    You're qualified for Bulkmatic. Two Georgia terminals & one in Doraville.
    Recently started hiring drivers with less than 1 yr. experience.
    Click here > Bulkmatic Transport - Dry Bulk Carriers
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    Must possess 1-year of tractor trailer experience. Exceptions: In some locations Bulkmatic can accept less than 1-year experience with the following limitations:
    1. Can only drive within designated radius of Terminal location. The radius will be 25-100 miles depending on experience Radius subject to increase as experience increases
    2. CDL Class A license must be in the State that you reside in or in cases of recent relocation the ability to change license within 30 days.
     
  5. Hathcock

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    I really hate switching carriers with less than 1 year experience but I can't stand being gone for so long driving reefer. I don't even consider my first job as a tanker as real experience in the trucking industry because it was nothing more than pure hell.
     
  6. Chinatown

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    Superior-Carriers - $85K - click here > Apply On Company Site
    • Provide a Completion Certificate And Class Transcript from an approved CDL training school.
    • Train at your assigned terminal.
     
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    Samuel Coraluzzo / Torrissi Transport
    We are currently recruiting for Drivers for our Doraville, GA terminal
    Minimum Requirements for Driver Applicants

    We offer local work, excellent benefits and wages to drivers who meet our qualifications. Please note that in order to complete the prequalification form you must meet the following requirements.
    • Minimum Age - 23
    • Class A License with tank and hazmat endorsements.
    • Stable (verifiable) work record.
    • No major chargeable accident within last five years.
    • No more than four points on license.
    • No DUI or reckless driving convictions within last five years.
    • Able to pass DOT physical and substance abuse test.
    • Previous tank truck experience beneficial but not mandatory.
    • TWIC all states except NC, SC and GA.
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  8. Hathcock

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    I applied to them when I was working for Schneider and I didn't get much of a response from them. They have one recruiter and the guy fully relies on the terminal manager in Atlanta to set up interviews and what not and I just never got a response out of them and it's a shame because I was really interested in working for Superior.
     
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  9. Chinatown

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    CDL-A Drivers Full Time Out & Back Lanes
    CDL-A Drivers Full Time Out & Back & System Lanes Avg $1200 per wk New Pay Increase Home Every Other Day & Most Weekends $5000 Financial Transition Assistance Advanced Pay For Bulk Experience Paid Orientation & Training Paid Holidays ...
    Location: Atlanta GA
    100 Mile Hiring Radius

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