tank jobs

Discussion in 'Oilfield Trucking Forum' started by MarcB, Aug 23, 2014.

  1. MarcB

    MarcB Bobtail Member

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    Im 24 years old , single and interested in driving tanker i have a class a with tanker endorsement but no experience.. i forgot how to shift gears and back a trailer. Of course i gotta go otr.. but how long tho? Can i get a legit tanker job with 6 months otr experience? How is the job market is it good out there? Do they need alot of tank drivers?
     
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  3. pattyj

    pattyj Road Train Member

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    Hi MarcB,I would say the job market for tank drivers is as plentiful as van and reefer.If you're a good safe driver after 6 months and keep your mvr clean you may be able to land a local tanker job.I haul asphalt and had zero exp in tanks.A driver at the company trained me for almost 2 weeks.There are tank companies that hire drivers that no nothing about hauling liquid.There main concern is do you have the driving exp and is your mvr clean enough for their insurance company.Right now companies are cutting corners on their hireing practice because they're desparate for drivers.
     
  4. Mad Frenchman

    Mad Frenchman Light Load Member

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    OTR is not mandatory to land a job in the oilfield. And the lack of experience is merely a bump just take it slow and safe and it will all come back.
     
  5. Scott101

    Scott101 Medium Load Member

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    I don't see why not... The biggest fuel hauler in my area hires drivers straight out of school!
     
  6. Mad_Hatter

    Mad_Hatter Bobtail Member

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    Schenider hires with no experience and a $7500 sign on bonus. Michigan resident.
     
  7. canadianredneck

    canadianredneck Light Load Member

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    theres a ton of companies that would rather you were not trained so they could train you their way. Just look and ask around. No reason to go OTR
     
  8. sotres

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    In the hobbs area I'm sure u can get a job super fast.
     
  9. kemosabi49

    kemosabi49 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    A lot of tanker companies will hire with 6 mos experience. Even if they say they wan't more experience, apply anyway. In person, if you can.
     
  10. realdesertkickin

    realdesertkickin Heavy Load Member

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    What up phoenix, WHERE do you wanna be...you can write your own ticket man...I left Tucson and did North Dakota for the winter..Fell in LOVE with it bro...The jobs, the place, been in the desert too long man!! I planned to permanently move there and came back...But now, I see all the same crap goin on in TX NM Colorady and everywhere else..Even Ohio is doing some crap..

    Pick your place first, then pick the housing..In a truck, or do you want a bad-### mancamp like what Target Logistics has..Find your place...Then go by equipment and maintenence, find the good stuff, then bother em to no end, you'll get hired up

    Then your with me, getting picky, looking for the stupid top wage..500 a day or somethin

    If you need immediate, go to Central Transport on 59th ave, ask for Cole, Tell them 856-MIKE sent you and you want a line haul job...Take home apprx 800 a week, good for Phoenix

    Im with them in Tucson till I can sell my house and move to oilfield
     
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  11. Cave

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    I'm am a o/o here in charlotte looking to get into pulling a tanker but was wonder if miller transporters, transport services. Or dana good companies to work for. If any o/o works for one of these companies I would like to have some info on them.
     
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