Tanking endorsement worth it?

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by gheor, Nov 8, 2012.

  1. gheor

    gheor Bobtail Member

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    Got haz seen a tanker co at 51cpm..tanker end.
    Worth having?
     
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  3. volvodriver01

    volvodriver01 Road Train Member

    Tanker endorsement is free. 25 Questions. Easy. Comes in handy as you never know what might pop up.
     
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  4. DrFlush

    DrFlush Road Train Member

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    Haven't used my tanker endorsement in ten years, but it is good to have, never know when I may need it agian, in NY it's a 12 dollar one time fee for the test.
     
  5. CondoCruiser

    CondoCruiser The Legend

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    I can't remember, I was thinking mine was 10 questions?

    It's the one piece of cake give me endorsements so why not. It looks cool having that TX on your CDL if you get your D&T too. :)

    You never know when the right job opportunity will come along.
     
  6. Chinatown

    Chinatown Road Train Member

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    Tanker/hazmat well worth it. For example; dry van driver may be making 35K per year, a tanker/hazmat driver will be making $65K per year. Of course there are exceptions, but this is pretty much average. Many extra pays also with tanker/hazmat such as unloading/loading pay, detention pay, time spent at trailer washout, per diem for meals, etc varies by company.
     
  7. tank4life

    tank4life Light Load Member

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    51 cpm is not unusual in tank work. Usually associated with more specialized equipment (cyrogenics) and more difficult/hazardous materials. Tank/Haz-Mat well worth additional costs, but you have to be willing to learn the trade and make use of it.
     
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  8. Scuby

    Scuby Heavy Load Member

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    Having all the Endorsements is a good thing. It gives a driver more load and employment options.
     
  9. tank4life

    tank4life Light Load Member

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    I know of a Cyrogenics company in south central WI that was willing to train a driver on cyrogenics if you had a yr experience. Don't know if they are still doing it. They could bring on so many drivers per yr with limited experience to train for tanker cyrogenics. I know that they were at 51 cpm.
     
  10. FEELTHEWHEEL

    FEELTHEWHEEL Medium Load Member

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    My class one was obtained back in 1979, upgraded to T and X in 1991. Did not graduate high school, so having hazmat and tank helped get some jobs in the past. Its a good thing to have and keep up even if you move on to another career.
     
  11. BossOutlaw88

    BossOutlaw88 Road Train Member

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    Tanker is well worth it. Higher CPM and is easier than dry van with less hassle.
     
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