The Fuel Hauler Thread

Discussion in 'Tanker, Bulk and Dump Trucking Forum' started by Cali kid, Jul 28, 2015.

  1. ErieMcDreary

    ErieMcDreary Medium Load Member

    Dec 4, 2016
    Erie PA
    Thank you, that's a good answer, and pretty much the way I have it figured.
    I'm 59, and I've never job hopped, always tried to stay in one place for a while. I could get a year (collect the $4k sigh on bonus:)) and maybe move to another company, but I don't like to do that. From what other drivers in my area tell me, it's a pretty good place, so hopefully I can retire from them. If it turns out to be crap, at least I'll have the experience and can move on.
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  3. GasHauler

    GasHauler Master FMCSA Interpreter

    Oct 23, 2005
    Just remember the more you drive tankers the more experience you get and the more you get recognized. After awhile the better companies will seek you out.
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  4. jcbrown4212

    jcbrown4212 Bobtail Member

    Oct 6, 2017
    No idea where I should be posting. Just bought my first truck, and wanting to haul fuel. Ive had my CDL for 8 years and have been in the oil field... so have mostly hauled heavy equip. tanker and hazmat. I am wanting to haul fuel. Went and spoke with Keenan Advantage today, and the pay they said to expect was far less than what I was thinking it would be. Are there other companies that may hire me that I should look into. I am in Western PA
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  5. ErieMcDreary

    ErieMcDreary Medium Load Member

    Dec 4, 2016
    Erie PA
    I don't know of any O/O fuel hauling companies in W PA.
    You could look into hauling crude oil, or asphalt.
  6. tman78

    tman78 Medium Load Member

    Jul 2, 2014
    I'm familiar with this company. What exactly are they offering OO's?
  7. Woodys

    Woodys Heavy Load Member

    Mar 16, 2010
    Tampa, FL
    This is probably a long shot, but do any of you know anything about tesoro in Alaska?? I've been playing with the idea of moving out there and it seems they have driver openings out there. The application did say something about knowing how to operate an 18 speed. I know Alaska uses some crazy setups so Im curious what its all about? Only other petro haulers I found were straight trucks, which is cool but Id like to stick with cdl-a work.
  8. Rugerfan

    Rugerfan Road Train Member

    May 3, 2011
    That seems like it would be an extremely difficult job in the winter up there
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  9. REO6205

    REO6205 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

    Feb 15, 2014
    A friend of ours drives tanker up there. He likes it but admits that it can be tough sometimes. He's been doing it for about twenty years and hauls mostly av gas and Jet-A.
    He said the main problems are lots of chaining, product valves frozen shut, brakes frozen, all the usual stuff that goes along with winter tanker work.
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  10. Fold_Moiler

    Fold_Moiler Road Train Member

    Mar 17, 2017
    My friends dad who I’ve known all my life was telling his friend who runs one of the local operators unions about me...

    He’s supposed to be calling me soon about a job moving cranes and operating tower cranes. I’m pretty excited, if I can get in that union I would double my income over night and learn something new.

    He specifically said “he drives tankers? He can skip most the apprenticeship if that’s the case”
  11. chmpbt

    chmpbt Bobtail Member

    Sep 12, 2017
    I'm surprised at the normal rate of pay for this job after reading through this thread.
    I keep reading that pay is about $18-$22 an hour. Or paid-by-load which can screw your over too.
    I just got hired on hauling fuel for a smaller, local company.
    The average rate of pay is 60-65k/year for first year drivers and 70-75k/year for 2nd and following year driver. The reason the 1st year is so much less is because you'll be expected to take it slower, and you're sitting through 3 months of training making $18/hour while training.
    After training it's activity based pay: you get paid a certain amount for each load, unload (even partial), hourly for sitting in traffic, and per mile as well. Also bonus for working a 6th or 7th day. And a pooled bonus for all drivers based on safety and performance review each quarter.
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