Oakley Transport ( Lake Wales ,FL)

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  1. Mohtrucker

    Mohtrucker Bobtail Member

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    Been thinking about going over there & starting my tankers career. On their website it says they will provide training & pay for it but I don't see anything else regarding pay once hired . Any drivers that are currently working there provide some feedback ?
     
  2. HoneyBadger67

    HoneyBadger67 Heavy Load Member

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    You'd better be clean-shaven, no earrings and willing to cover your tattoos. (If it's the same Oakley that runs hopper bottoms)
     
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  3. Long FLD

    Long FLD Road Train Member

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    Different Oakley. This one has the white trucks and food grade tankers. The no facial hair one is Bruce Oakley Trucking.
     
  4. Mohtrucker

    Mohtrucker Bobtail Member

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    Can't cut my facial hair
     
  5. Long FLD

    Long FLD Road Train Member

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    That shouldn’t be a concern with the Oakley you’re asking about. There’s another one that doesn’t allow their guys to have facial hair but it’s not the food grade tanker one.
     
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  6. Flat Earth Trucker

    Flat Earth Trucker Heavy Load Member

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    Been with IRT four years now. I have few complaints. I like that when I have a problem, it is addressed quickly.

    I'm not constantly at odds with dispatch.
    Good equipment. Good maintenance.

    Really, the Achilles heel of IRT is they don't pay hub or even practical miles, and they are absolutely allergic to drivers receiving detention pay. There was even a class action lawsuit over this.
     
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  7. Mohtrucker

    Mohtrucker Bobtail Member

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    Do they pay household goods miles ? As no do they train those who have never driven a tanker before
     
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  8. Flat Earth Trucker

    Flat Earth Trucker Heavy Load Member

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    Just zip code to zip code. Like it's still 1982.

    You'll need one year of experience before applying to Indian River Transport. USDA regulations. You know.

    If you're from Florida, you might check out Miami-based carrier Florida Beauty.

    Perhaps @Chinatown could offer some other suggestions. He will want to know where you will work from.
     
  9. Mohtrucker

    Mohtrucker Bobtail Member

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    I'm coming out Dallas-Fort Worth Area I'm close to my on year anniversary with this company but they are mainly dry van . Wanted to know if a tanker company will take me with a year experience
     
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  10. kemosabi49

    kemosabi49 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    Not sure but you can call and ask. Quality Carriers and Groendyke have terminals in N Ft Worth-Saginaw area, Schwerman (Tankstar) at the tank wash in Hutchins and CC Cobb in Waxahachie. All chemical tank. I know you were asking about food grade but thought you may be interested.
     
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