Leaving my physical work cdl job for gas haul (did I f up?)

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  1. richrr223

    richrr223 Bobtail Member

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    Leaving my large company heavy labor physical vendor food truck like job for a smaller company gas hauling job. sounded good at first because same pay (eventually more in a year) and no back pain from picking up stuff all day . But now I’m reading on risk of cancer from gas exposure and accidents.

    Is it really worth the risk? Anyone made this sort of switch? How it went?
    I’m thinking work just a year and get out asap
     
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  3. bonder45

    bonder45 Road Train Member

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    Didn’t you know physical labour has the same risk of getting cancer ?
     
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  4. lual

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    As a current fuel hauler, may I offer to you my personal congratulations on your new gig in fuel. :headbang: :hello1: :wav:

    It's just one person's opinion, but based on my experience thus far--I think your above expressed fears are pretty much overblown.

    Most fuel haulers don't die in the line of duty.

    Most fuel haulers aren't eat up with cancer in 10 years or less from dealing with fuel.

    If you are a good enough driver to get a fuel hauling gig, then I wouldn't worry about accidents.

    However, you WILL still be picking up stuff--those fuel hoses won't move themselves.

    But....compared to food service work....you should find delivering fuel to be a walk in the park.

    Congrats much--again!!! :D:D:D

    --Lual
     
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  5. richrr223

    richrr223 Bobtail Member

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    Had no idea honestly . That’s insane :biggrin_25521:
     
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    richrr223 Bobtail Member

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    Yea haven’t had a accident in trucking and been doing it over 6 years so
    Yea you right, thanks
     
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  7. Western flyer

    Western flyer Road Train Member

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    You'll blow your back out humping food
    Long before you die of cancer.
    Besides, you can always go back to food service.
    Ain't none of us trying to get that job.
    We know better.
     
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  8. richrr223

    richrr223 Bobtail Member

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    You not lying my back hurt daily for the last 4 years . I feel a little better about it . I never make any mistakes driving just concern about other crazy drivers . I’ll do it for a few years and do owner opp after
     
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    Sounds like your current employer didn't want to lose you. You are probably contemplating a move 99% of the drivers here would want. Today, everything is closed to vapor and actual touching the fuel, so I'd think risk is low. Anhydrous Ammonia,, THAT'S a nasty one. Heck, the truck probably leaks more exhaust in the cab, a known carcinogen. It's a great job, few ever quit once they get one. A word of caution, it's repetitive. Another poster claims they are 5 years in fuel hauling and want a different job because it's boring. You don't go into a repetitive job like fuel hauling for the adventure. You do it because at 3:30( or whatever) you go home and have a life. It's why I did dump truck work. The job itself sucked( you want adventure, baby, that's the one) but at 3:30, the pit closed and see you in the morning. Take the fuel job, I guarantee you'll forget all about an O/O deal.
     
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  10. truckdriver31

    truckdriver31 Road Train Member

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    i would be more concerned with over filling at the rack and cause the foam to get 15' feet high
     
  11. REO6205

    REO6205 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    Tell me that you're making a joke. Otherwise quit scaring the newbies with stuff that's not likely to happen.
     
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