Milk hauling tips and tricks for a new tanker driver.

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  1. FloridaBoy93

    FloridaBoy93 Light Load Member

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    I’ve applied, passed interview passed road test. Waiting on drug test to come back. I have experience hauling dry van, reefer and some lowboy. Never pulled a tanker. Job is ag exempt (up to 150 miles) hauling raw milk, driver only picks up loaded trailers and goes to dairy processor and gets unloaded by them and brings the empty back to the dairy farm. It sounds like a super easy job. 1 load a day, 3 days a week is all that’s required. If you wanna work more you can. Just make extra $$
    Just wondering if anyone has any tips, trucks, advice on this. The most “tank” work I’ve done is a 1000 gallon tank in the bed of a dump truck. Never pulled an actual tanker. I hope this isn’t a “too good to be true” gif but the other drivers I’ve spoken to are very happy and the company has a super low turnover rate.
     
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  3. North Pole Nightmare

    North Pole Nightmare Medium Load Member

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    Take it easy starting and stopping,slow down on curves.
    My friend worked at a cheese plant,they would occasionally collapse a tanker if they messed up the unload process.Pay attention to detail.
     
  4. FloridaBoy93

    FloridaBoy93 Light Load Member

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    Thank you. I am really looking forward to it
     
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  5. Trashtrucker1707

    Trashtrucker1707 Road Train Member

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    3 days a week and make a living in trucking? Does seem a “little too good to be true” then again though only working 3 days a week would leave me bored stiff. As far as the tank is concerned, surge is rough until you learn how to drive it, and dairies are pretty nasty, get ready for funky smells.
     
  6. okiedokie

    okiedokie Road Train Member

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    Stay on the gravel/pavement! Get off a solid footing and you'll be stuck or tits up. Those Daries aren't truck friendly, especially in the dark. Carry a flashlight and GOAL. Run it cool.
     
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  7. FloridaBoy93

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    1500-2K a week. $500 a load. And it won’t surge as bad fully loaded as it would with partial load right
     
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  8. FloridaBoy93

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    I also live in the hog barn capital of MO so the smells are part of life around here lol.
     
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    okiedokie Road Train Member

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    That's right. But depending on fat content of product. Most of the time you're 3/4 capacity.
     
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  10. DixonM

    DixonM Light Load Member

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    Yea you will have surge unless it is an overweight tank we haul some in the 52-54000 range and they have very little surge but the truck will need an overweight permit our trucks with a trailer weight about 30,000
     
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