Requesting information from cryo drivers

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  1. supernewbie

    supernewbie Bobtail Member

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    Hi everyone,

    I'm getting ready to go to work part time as a cryo driver. I will be hauling liquid oxygen, nitrogen, and possibly argon. I was hoping to get some advice from the professionals.

    I look forward to hearing the good and the bad about the job. Thanks
     
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  3. motocross25

    motocross25 Road Train Member

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    My dad does this kind of work in St. Louis. He says it’s pretty easy, and clean work. But he’s been doing it for years. Just make sure you don’t get in a rush, and watch your gauges. Seeing how you’ve been a member since 2012 and this is your first post, I have a sneaking suspicion patience is not an issue with you. :) You’ll be fine.
     
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  4. supernewbie

    supernewbie Bobtail Member

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    Thanks motocross25.

    I've heard that slow and steady is the name of this game......and patience, lol. I went back to my old career back in 2012, but check-in here from time to time.

    I'm just getting back to driving part time and thought that I would ask for some advice or tips.
     
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  5. Dennixx

    Dennixx Road Train Member

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    Who is hiring for part time work.
    Here we are working 60 to 70 and they want us to volunteer after we reset...lol
     
  6. supernewbie

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    I work another job full-time, so that's all I can work. I make ok money and have great benefits, but I'm tired of sitting behind a desk all day. I need to get out in the real world sometimes.

    If this job is a good fit, I may request to go full time. Only time will tell. The ad they were running was for full time, but I called anyway. I'm glad that I did. Seems like a pretty good place to work.
     
  7. supernewbie

    supernewbie Bobtail Member

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    motocross25, can you PM me when you get time. I tried to send a message to you, but I don't have enough posts.
     
  8. Dennixx

    Dennixx Road Train Member

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    Where are you working out of?
     
  9. supernewbie

    supernewbie Bobtail Member

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    Dennixx, PM me please, when you get time.
     
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  10. Jran11

    Jran11 Light Load Member

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    It’s easy, clean, and above avg pay. Tanks are baffled, so surge not a problem. Just stand and watch pressure on trailer and pressure in tanks.
     
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  11. Cali kid

    Cali kid Road Train Member

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    Coming from a driver who has done alot with tankers from oil, chem,fuel, to cryo it's the best gig in tanking. Not back breaking at all, steady work, as cryo covers a wide variety of industries. You get to use your noodle a bit watching multiple gauges on the trailer as well as the customers tank.
    Down side to me would be working when it's cold or wet/snowing. When your offloading the ambient temperature around you can drop quite a bit, and you'll need to keep your gloves dry or they will stick, frozen to everything. Also stay away from confined spaces without proper ventilation as this can be deadly. Another thing when dealing with LOX keep everything grease free, and your clothes from contacting the LOX as this too can be dangerous.
     
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