Oakley transport

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  1. Ddr1992 579

    Ddr1992 579 Light Load Member

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    What's it like to work for Oakley transport out of lake wales? What kinda freight do they haul? What type of trucks do they use? Are the trucks day cab, mid roof or condo? How much do they pay? What's it like to work for oakley transport? Any help would be appreciated because I'm doing internet research on quite a few companies...
     
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  3. Judge

    Judge Road Train Member

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    They have midroofs and condos,
    Drive white Volvo’s do Tanker, dry bulk, and have started doing van/reefer for dedicated customers.
    I know a couple of guys that work there out of west Memphis terminal, they’re happy.
    All trucks have APUs.

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    Judge Road Train Member

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    Whiskey, Yeast, etc
    any food grade liquids.
     
  5. kemosabi49

    kemosabi49 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    Most of the tankers haul food grade products so are food grade trailers. Other tankers are MC407 tanks rated to haul Hazmat. The whisky and other loads of libations are hazmat, Flammable Liquids. I know a guy that went there about 10 years ago and he seemed to like it, but left because they kept him out too long.
     
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  6. MarquisK

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    Not a bad company. I work out of Savannah. Pay is good. Won't comment about it in an online forum. Trucks are on 3 to 4 year trade cycles. Relatively new equipment all around. I enjoy it
     
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  7. Ddr1992 579

    Ddr1992 579 Light Load Member

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    Do you haul tanks, box/reefer or oranges?
     
  8. MarquisK

    MarquisK Bobtail Member

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    I pulled liquid tank for the first few months of my employment here. Mostly sucrose bc one of our main shippers in Savannah is a sugar mill. I currently pull dry bulk granulated sugar. Dry Van/Reefer is all OTR out of LW. Oakley Groves is the orange hauling division. Twice a year they hire a bunch of O/O to pull their trailers full of oranges around the state. Heard they work the **** out of you doing that too.
     
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  9. Ddr1992 579

    Ddr1992 579 Light Load Member

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    What size sleepers do ya'll run? Do they use day cab trucks? Does Oakley have only volvos or do they have other brands of trucks?
     
  10. MarquisK

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    That’s a loaded question.

    All Volvo’s. The amount of trucks we get every year is high. I think Oakley is actually one of the biggest buyers of Volvo.

    Couldn’t tell you the exact sleep size other than I know it’s not the biggest you can get. I think it’s the option right below the biggest.

    No day cabs, although there’s drivers that work dry bulk sugar out of the Chicago yard who run coffin sleepers but they’re home pretty much every night.

    Liquid & Dry bulk trucks are all mid roofs. Van/Reefer are -mostly- condos.

    Two different types of trucks; the older ones don’t have the windows on the sleeper, just air vents. No fridge. Top bunk is really too small for anybody to use.

    Newer trucks have windows on the sleeper. Have doors on cabinets, single bunk w/ the upper bunk turned into storage. Factory fridge. Bed reclines up, multiple tables. Back massager on the driver seat.

    All come with APUs & TV mounts. No inverters unless you buy one & put have the shop put it in.

    Most trucks have carrier APUs, but they’ve been having so many problems with them they’re switching to TK on all new trucks. I can honestly say, Oakley does listen to the drivers. We all complained about the carrier units and they’re now buying thermoking so that’s nice.

    Inward & outward facing cameras. Oakley turns off the inward facing cameras and suggest all drivers cover the camera up with a sock or something soft.

    Trucks governed at 68. I can get 69 out of my truck if I’m empty on flat land. Has all the bells and whistles. The beeping that the trucks do is annoying but that’s what the industry is going too.

    Other than that, call a recruiter. They never lied to me when I got hired on a year ago. Pretty straight forward & good people. I’ve enjoyed my time here so far
     
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  11. Echo5kilo

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    Seems to me the VNL 740 is what they are buying on the food grade side. They had a mix bag of VNL 630's and 730's. The 630 seemed like WAS the standard.

    My company buys 740's as well.
     
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