Tanker Companies That Are Staying Competitive in 2022?

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  1. Leviathan Tube

    Leviathan Tube Light Load Member

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    A lot has changed in the past couple of years, as we all know. Pay across all industries has increased. Trucking is no exception. I have seen mileage pay for tanker drivers jump significantly at some companies and sign on bonuses have gotten larger as well.

    So, I ask the following: What companies have caught your eye for offering more to their drivers, in pay and/or benefits or equipment?
     
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  3. Another Canadian driver

    Another Canadian driver Heavy Load Member

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    All the megas are stepping on each others toes to snatch qualified drivers from each other.
    It's a limited supply of drivers right now. Very limited.
     
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    lual Medium Load Member

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  5. Redtwin

    Redtwin Road Train Member

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    In the food grade segment I am most familiar with, all 4 of the companies that operate in or are based out of the same areas (Indian River, Oakley, Bynum and GTS) are pretty much offering the same pay and level of equipment. Basically comes down to if you want to drive a Volvo or a Peterbilt. If you have a need for an APU or don't want a driver cam that reduces your options.

    We seem to load and deliver to the same places. I've heard stories about other companies (I drive for IRT), but who knows if that info is accurate.
     
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  6. Leviathan Tube

    Leviathan Tube Light Load Member

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    Has IRT raised pay recently? The last numbers I saw for Oakley seemed pretty good.
     
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  7. Redtwin

    Redtwin Road Train Member

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    Not since last year. Still at 53 CPM, with 5 or 6 cpm extra when loaded with hazmat. Don't really do enough of those to notice the extra.
     
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  8. ncdriver1

    ncdriver1 Road Train Member

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    It will depend on what the rates do. Most of our contract rates and spot rates have gone way up in the past year. If/when theres a serious downturn those rates will have to come down to stay competitive. The run I did last week paid me $.81/mi hub, I don't see that happening during the next recession.
     
  9. Dave1837

    Dave1837 Road Train Member

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    Got a significant raise in the winter on LPG and just got a raise a few weeks ago when I went back on asphalt, word is another one is coming
     
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  10. mustang190

    mustang190 Road Train Member

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    Depends on what the company hauls. As Dave said, fuels and propane etc. will pay a lot better especially in winter. There will always be a demand for some chemicals. The companies that can keep and maintain delivery contracts will survive especially if they can keep qualified drivers.
     
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    thought you were driving a tow truck ?
     
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