Puryear tank lines

Discussion in 'Hazmat Trucking Forum' started by Lazy, Apr 9, 2021.

  1. Lazy

    Lazy Light Load Member

    Jun 26, 2018
    Hey ya'll im out here in winston salem north carolina and taking my hazmat test soon. Currently hauling food grade tankers, and considering puryear. Anyone have insights on pay and work life? And another job reccomendations is welcome
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  3. Home68

    Home68 Light Load Member

    May 21, 2018
    Paid by a percentage of the load...23% to start 24% at 6 months and 25% at 1 year. You can move up to 27% but I believe you’ll have to stay about 10 years to get there. You’ll be eligible for insurance on day 1 it will be free for you...dental and vision will cost you and if you add any family it will also be at an additional cost.
    Paid every two weeks
    They offer a guarantee as long as you your available for work.
    750 a week for day cab
    850 a week for a sleeper truck
    Forward/driver facing cameras
    Governed at 72-75 mph
    No slip seating
    You have to call in every afternoon between 5-7 to see if you have loads for the next day.
    They have a mix of auto and manual shifts.
    Equipment could be maintained better.
    Last edited: Apr 11, 2021
    Reason for edit: Add info
    Lazy Thanks this.
  4. Lazy

    Lazy Light Load Member

    Jun 26, 2018
    I sure hope that pay isnt gross pay, but i do not like driver. facing cameras anyway. That helps alot, thanks. If you have other suggestions for companies im open ears
  5. RockinChair

    RockinChair Road Train Member

    I think that 750/850 is the guarantee, not the gross pay that you will be earning.

    And the insurance companies are going to require driver facing cameras in all of our trucks before long, especially hazmat trucks.
  6. kemosabi49

    kemosabi49 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

    Jan 13, 2013
    SW Arkansas
    It won't take too many lawsuits for the insurance companies to wonder if that is such a good idea. When The Hammer, of some of the other scumbag lawyers subpoena those videos that show the driver screwing up and they have to pay big, the camera thing may backfire on them.
  7. RockinChair

    RockinChair Road Train Member

    The first thing they will do is declare that particular driver uninsurable.
  8. Lazy

    Lazy Light Load Member

    Jun 26, 2018
    I cant remember where i heard this from but i think someone said they got in trouble for eating food while driving, but not like a full meal kinda food. Thats pretty wild if i can get in trouble for eating like a bag of chips imo. More than that it takes away too much privacy, no one becomes a driver to be watched all the time
  9. roundhouse

    roundhouse Road Train Member

    Jul 11, 2018
    Depends on if they watch the camera all the time or have access to it all the time or just download it after an accident .

    if they have female drivers I can smell a lawsuit already for the driver managers or dispatchers watching it all the time.
    I know a guy that works for an equipment rental place as a mobile mechanic ,

    he got fired for not wearing his seatbelt.

    while he was backing out of the garage into the parking lot. . .

    I know of several places that offer weekly minimum pay,
    They are having to start doing that to keep drivers from leaving if they have a few slow weeks.

    place my nephew drives for started paying $500 a week if they don’t have work.
    Although I suspect it’s part of the fedgov PPP thing and not out of the companies pocket
    And having to call on twice a day is pretty common. Stupid , but common .
  10. baha

    baha Road Train Member

    Jul 25, 2013
    I got a young man that's living with my niece a job with a tire recap co. that had some road service. 1ton trucks, he got sent out in a truck with cam. pointing at him, as he was driving to a truck with the R tires on trailer blow out he wanted to smoke a cig. l told him how to handle the cam. and to do a tire ck. when he was around back of truck with tire air ck. in his hand to light up then and only then, with his head down ck. the inside tire, light it up and it worked it worked for many mo. but one day he lit up inside the cab and fri. was his last day pay ck. with them but he learned how to handle the big super singles and all the ways to fix tires on the side of rd. to get the trucks off the big road so he got a job with a big co. with no cam. and was able to bring truck home after a few wk.
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