Tanker OTR ? Regional?

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  1. asphaltreptile311

    asphaltreptile311 Road Train Member

    Jun 16, 2016
    Is tanker hauling mostly local , regional, or otr ? Might be something I would look into if you can make a good career out of the OTR side
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  3. slim shady

    slim shady Road Train Member

    Sep 14, 2011
    Chicago, Il.
    All the above, But I think its more of a local and regional type job.
  4. MartinFromBC

    MartinFromBC Road Train Member

    Oct 19, 2018
    Most places do not generally haul fuel extremely long distances. My trucks haul gas, diesel, jet A1, and avgas, from 1 km up to 1000 kms. If you don't know kms, 1 km is 0.62 of a mile. Its just not worth it to haul it too far. Another company somewhere else will be hauling it if more than 1000 kms.
    Even if not hauling fuel, but something else, it doesn't seem to be hauled extremely far either. If going really far, its often railed the majority of the way, then offloaded onto trucks, and taken to its final destination. About 80% of my fuel comes by rail, and then tank cars i parked on sidings, where my trucks go get it from. I typically have rail cars in four locations, and they can also pull from refineries and tank farms. Some of my fuel trucks rarely come home here to the yard, my drivers live in various towns, and take the trucks home with them. In fact I just got a text not more than 15 minutes ago from a driver letting me know what he delivered today, and that my truck is safely in his driveway for the night. I haven't physically seen that truck in 5 months, and he typically loads from rail cars, and hauls it 15 minutes up to 5 hours away, but there are exceptions occasionally.
    Soon that truck is due to come here to the yard, be left behind, and he will leave in a different truck. This is just how I do it, and every place has their own set up on how they do it. Tanker is such an easy job, if you can get on at a good company, you have it made.
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  5. Cat sdp

    Cat sdp . .

    Apr 8, 2012
    Orion's Belt
    Oil and gas mainly short hauls.... chemicals and food grade much longer hauls.

  6. mustang190

    mustang190 Road Train Member

    Jan 18, 2011
    Florida Panhandle
    We do all 48 and Canada. Fuel(aviation) will be anywhere from across town to 600+ miles.
    I have hauled AvGas from Florida to Ohio.
  7. darknessesedge

    darknessesedge Medium Load Member

    Jul 8, 2013
    I run 500 miles each day I haul fuel..5 x a week
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  8. ToppDogg

    ToppDogg Light Load Member

    Mar 18, 2016
    I haul mostly Sulfuric Acid anywhere from 200 to 600 miles. I try and stay in a 2 state area home on weekends.
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  9. spindrift

    spindrift Road Train Member

    Dec 2, 2014
    I'll be running over 2800 miles this week between Texas and Wyoming. We call that "Super Regional".
  10. TaterFox

    TaterFox Medium Load Member

    Dec 19, 2017
    Decatur, Al
    Some runs I do are from Alabama, to California. Other times, it's from Alabama to Chicago, or Minnesota, rarely to the Carolina's. Just depends, and the return trips are usually Texas, Georgia, or Tennessee. Each week is a lottery. Sometimes I'm out for 2 weeks, other times, 1 day, 2 days, or 3 days. All liquid, mostly hazmat.
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  11. boar199

    boar199 Bobtail Member

    Nov 28, 2017
    Are you guys company drivers or owner operators?
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