Quality Carriers: Choosing a terminal/LP or Company

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  1. ElSobrino

    ElSobrino Bobtail Member

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    Hello debating on making a change from flatbed to tankers. Already have endorsements and TWIC I’ve been told that certain terminals pay better than others not sure how true that is I live in Texas so I’m in the middle of a few terminals. How was your experience? Are you still employed? Lease/OO or company? I was told company has $1400 guaranteed gross I assume
     
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  3. slim shady

    slim shady Road Train Member

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    It's been about 12 yrs since I drove for them.
    They trained me to do tanker work.
    You have corporate owned terminals and affiliate owned and each one runs different.
    A few are union. Each will have different pay scales, some are great to work for and others not so much. I was at term. 767 out of Chicagoland area was treated well and the pay roughly $1500. Back then, on percentage @ 28% and about $20 hr. Loading/unloading, so I'd imagine the pay is better than that now. Last
    As I said each term. Is run differently
     
  4. FLHT

    FLHT Road Train Member

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    If you choose a commission terminal and the owner or dispatcher has trucks leased on their. Run away!!
    They will work before anyone ......
     
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  5. wis bang

    wis bang Road Train Member

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    Some affiliates [franchises?] were trucking companies that went under the umbrella of a larger carrier [originally Montgomery] for various reasons.

    This may add another hand in the till and could affect the individual pay scales.

    When I was breifly involved with Montgomery, one of my former owner opertors found a steady gig with one of the affiliates and was happy.

    Most of the rest moved on quickly when the account we brought in dumpped Montgomery and I moved on too...
     
  6. viper822004

    viper822004 Medium Load Member

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    Try the cryogenic companies. They guarantee a minimum plus you’re home everyday.
     
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  7. ElSobrino

    ElSobrino Bobtail Member

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    Any recommendations have no tank experience
     
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  8. viper822004

    viper822004 Medium Load Member

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    All of them train. You don’t need tanker experience. They only look for 2-3 years driving experience, all endorsements and excellent driving record.
     
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  9. viper822004

    viper822004 Medium Load Member

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    Top two companies to work for are Air Products and Linde. Then Airgas and Messer.
     
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  10. KDHCryo

    KDHCryo Light Load Member

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    Plus, Cryogenic is much cleaner work, than say fuel or chemical hauling. Less surge also as most tanks are baffled.
     
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  11. Cat sdp

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    Air products will be farther up your butt than a doctor doing a colonoscopy……..
     
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