The Fuel Hauler Thread

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

  1. Air Cooled

    Air Cooled Road Train Member

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    Amen to the afternoon shift as well. I go in at 2 usually. Thursday’s at 4. Do 11-12 hours. Off around 1-2 am usually. It’s a good gig I gotta say. Easier for me than starting at 5 am and WAY easier than when I started at 2 am or 8pm or some stupid nonsense. Only thing that sucks is my truck is the one plowing the road all winter and I’m chaining while everyone else wakes up to clean roads the next day.
     
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  3. roadranger550

    roadranger550 Light Load Member

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    You can use the experience to get on with a company that pays drivers properly. BTW, they cannot 1099 you as an independant contractor, unless you are renting the rig or own it.
     
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  5. Cali kid

    Cali kid Road Train Member

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    It's been over two years since I ran afternoons back when I was hauling fuel. Now if I can just get the weekends off, hopefully next year.
     
  6. 59EX

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    Anybody hear of Team Logistics here in the southeast? Never hauled fuel, thinking of trying my luck. They have a $1250 a week minimum and seem to be transparent on their pay and benefits.

    Not sure if I wanna be slinging hoses all day but being home every day would be nice.
     
  7. tonyjxn

    tonyjxn Bobtail Member

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    Anybody know of any fuel companies hiring o/o in texas. Upt not hiring and pct isnt either. Ive done chem and fuel on the company side.
     
  8. WalterSobchak

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    Hey fuel haulers, I've got a random question for you guys. Since I know you're typically loaded from ground level, for what reason if ever do you need to climb on top of the trailer? The reason I ask other than just curiosity is I'm a big guy and not a fan of heights without a handrail. I've been running reefer OTR for the past 4.5 years and have the X hazmat/tanker endorsement. I'm looking at my options for a local gig.
    Also, if anyone is familiar with the various companies in eastern NC and has a reccomendation, please let me know. From what I've seen, several are advertising for drivers.
     
  9. tonyjxn

    tonyjxn Bobtail Member

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    Rarely if ever. Only time i went up was to check if there was leftover product. The bottom sensor was on and needed to make sure i wasnt loading on top of something.
     
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  10. Cheezy_smile

    Cheezy_smile Medium Load Member

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    I had to go up once to check the wiring. My probe went out. Most of terminals do not allow climbing on top of the trailer.
     
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  11. Air Cooled

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    We occasionally have to climb up and pour in innospec into a compartment if the rack or the pipeline with the low pull doesn’t offer winterized diesel. I never had to do that in California. Only the harsh winters of the Inland Northwest. If it’s a gravity drop, you can just pour the proper ratio into the ground. Pump job? Well, you’ve gotta get that additive in there somehow.
     
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  12. Dick Danger

    Dick Danger Medium Load Member

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    Last time I was on top of a trailer was to wipe down a probe, couldn't get a green light. Did that outside of the fence obviously. How often you have to that really depends of the equipment you're using. I know a few guys that would climb up top to dump winter additive before pumping off. I just dumped it in the hose before I got started. Made a big mess but o well.
     
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  13. Rugerfan

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    I used to do it before my shift started just to make sure the compartments were empty. Had one guy say he dumped a full load of diesel, and the back compartment was still full.
     
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