Tankers the way to go?

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by Mohtrucker, Oct 22, 2019.

  1. Mohtrucker

    Mohtrucker Bobtail Member

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    I have been otr 10 months for a company out of north dallas area this is my first trucking company since obtaining my cdl . I am 22 yrs old and love being out weeks at a time . I decided that I'll like to do other things than just haul dry van . I have been thinking about going into driving tankers i have all the endorsements to my license & getting a twic card shouldn't be a problem. What do you guys think
     
  2. Flat Earth Trucker

    Flat Earth Trucker Road Train Member

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    Try it. You'll like it. I enjoy not having to deal with lumpers, sweeping out the trailer, or fighting for a dock.
     
  3. "semi" retired

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    Not much to think about. Non-KABOOM tanker is the best trucking job there is. Good luck, those drivers rarely quit. KABOOM tankers, not so much.
     
  4. Chinatown

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    Trimac Transportation has OTR jobs.
     
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  5. REO6205

    REO6205 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    Very few drivers that switch to tankers ever go back to what they were driving before.
     
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  6. Chinatown

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    Here's a company that hires in Dallas and looks like you qualify with 8 mos. experience.
    J&K Trucking - click -> Apply On Company Site
    $65,000 - $80,000 a year
    Our company, has jobs for dry van, reefer, flatbed, step deck, hopper, pneumatic bulk, tanker, and more.
    CDL Class A Driver Requirements:
    6 or more months of T/T experience in the past 8 months
    12 months T/T experience in the past 24 months
    3 years T/T in the past 5 years
    Recent grads with 2 months otr can join our training program and earn $800.00 while training
    Class A Commercial Drivers License
    No more than 2 serious moving violations in the last 2 years
    No DUI/DWI in the last 5 years
     
  7. Hero Biscuit vendor

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    I guess you are right i drove kaboom (un1202, un1203, un1863) and now back at my old job. It really was not a bad job at all other then scales like to park ya, but my old job wanted me back and made me an offer I couldn't refuse.
     
  8. Chinatown

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  9. Chinatown

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    Here's something different: Hauling gear for tours across the entire 48 and Canada
    Veriha Trucking - entertainment division. 12 mos. driving experience.
    Are you an experienced driver looking for a new way to experience the industry you love? Are you professional and adaptable to change? Veriha Trucking is hiring Entertainment Drivers! Our Entertainment Division Drivers to OTR for the length of the tour and haul gear for the artist, such as the stage, sound equipment, lights and so much more!
    www.driveforveriha.com
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  10. "semi" retired

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    Wait a sec, didn't someone here drive for a NASCAR team, thinking it would be the greatest job, only to find out, it was the worst driving job he had. Fact is, very little of it was actually driving, and that was a somewhat respectable thing like NASCAR, can you imagine the jobs you'd have with the entertainment industry? Those people live like pigs. The upside is you'd probably get lucky with that group,,,:eek: a roadie with a CDL.
     
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