Tanker question?

Discussion in 'Tanker, Bulk and Dump Trucking Forum' started by OPUS 7, May 5, 2012.

  1. OPUS 7

    OPUS 7 Road Train Member

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    How far do you guys commute to and from work everyday?I was wondering if my new job is too far,or if anyone else has a 60 miler one way before they start the workday?
    I gotta go where the work is,and its supposedly a pretty good paying gig.
    Thanks for your replys
     
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  3. LandShark

    LandShark Road Train Member

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    my commute is only 23 miles one way.
    But I usualy have the kid just drop me off and then pick me up when the week is done..
    Who are you working for?
     
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  4. OPUS 7

    OPUS 7 Road Train Member

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    Thanks for the reply.It a day job,and I will be driving farther out than I have in the past.Hoping for a good change from dryvan.
    Im starting with airgas.
     
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  6. pattyj

    pattyj Road Train Member

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    I'm only 10 minutes from my job.But if I had a 60 mile drive one way,I would make sure the company is well worth it.Price of gas is out of control.Did'nt bother me before but now that I have a car I don't go anywhere more then I have to.
     
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  7. pattyj

    pattyj Road Train Member

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    I just got my tankers yesterday because my job requires it to haul blood tanks.I called Julie and told her,she was real happy about that.Now maybe i'll be making more.I told her that would be great if I could get more runs and she agreed.She's my dispatcher and one awesum lady.
     
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  8. rubberducky68

    rubberducky68 Road Train Member

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    I see they have a position where I live here in Jefferson. They got a plant a couple miles from me. Too bad they don't hire and train recent school grads. That would be sweet to be that close to the job.
     
  9. Voyager1968

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    Right now, I'm about 14 miles one way to work, but I have been as far out as 42 miles one way. It was a killer. As was pointed out in a previous post, a 14 hour day bookended by a one hour commute each way made for many 16 hour days. That gives you 8 hours off time AT HOME. Grab a shower and have dinner with the family and there really isn't much time for anything else but sleep.
     
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  10. wsyrob

    wsyrob Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    I live about 35 miles away now. I wouldn't consider a local job any farther out. 60 miles would be OK if you only have to do it once a week. Every day would get old and expensive.
     
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    Saddletramp1200 Road Train Member

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    I was 6' from the sleeper to the wheel. Wife was with me. 11 year paid vacation. :) (with big truck payments) Wouldn't change a thing. :)
     
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