The Fuel Hauler Thread

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

  1. Fold_Moiler

    Fold_Moiler Road Train Member

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    Hell yeah, people have had enough of the only paid while loaded or paid per load crap.

    I’ve yet to work a Sunday which is double time but about 1/3 of my paycheck is ot every week.
     
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  3. bentstrider83

    bentstrider83 Road Train Member

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    I'm putting in for fuel yet again myself. Cleaning up the place and getting ready to move if need be. I still don't mind staying on nights and having the Weds/Thurs off. But yeah, this paid-per-load thing on food grade is definitely taking its toll. Some nights there's enough loads running to a "fast plant" that will at least have me done within a 12-13 hour shift. Others where it's either sleep near the facility, or deal with short money and 1-2 unloads that night due to a backup at the milk processing plant.

    Put in for Groendyke in ABQ and a KAG position up in Denver. But no replies back or I'm just hitting their god-awful, voice-mail(that recording kills brain cells). Was even going to hit up the Pilot again in Santa Rosa(NM) for that fuel position. All in all, looks like moving's going to be inevitable with the lack of other carriers in the area. Plenty of mediocre paying ag related work and that's it.
     
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  4. Cali kid

    Cali kid Road Train Member

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    Yup went hourly with O.T. some five years ago, I'll never go back to the load pay. Plus since we have to work holidays they make it worthwhile with double time pay.
     
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  5. Air Cooled

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    The rates in fuel suck now. I know it’s been said before on here but LTL or Cryo is the best living as a company driver. I brought home 1700-1900 a week hauling asphalt oil but I was working nights and doing 15-16 hours a day. #### that. I’d still choose cryo over ltl though. With all of these gashaulers here, your a gold mine on the “clean” tanker side. Go for it.
     
  6. Fold_Moiler

    Fold_Moiler Road Train Member

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    Screw working 16 hours a day. That’s why I got into dump trucks and operating. I take home a consistent 1200-1600 a week and can sleep and enjoy life.

    if anyone is looking for teamster outfits in mn pioneer tank lines and Hawkins are good from what I hear.
     
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  7. Air Cooled

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    Amen to that. Working those hours sucked to no end. I’m really digging the teamster life. M-F start between 6/7 am, home by 5. Get to have dinner with my family and watch my kids grow up. Never could’ve landed that schedule when I hauled fuel. Being a new dad, that life isn’t for me anymore.
     
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  8. Fold_Moiler

    Fold_Moiler Road Train Member

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    Hell yeah, plus you get good insurance for your family.

    I could make more money elsewhere, not per hour but I could work 80 hours a week all summer and make 100k but I don’t even care, it’s not worth working your family away.

    I’ve worked 5 saturdays all summer, I used to work m-s. It’s time and a half but idc. More to life than work.
     
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  9. plant

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    There is a positive feedback loops that's causing the high prices and a bubble.

    You can generally only finance 120% of the value of the vehicle.

    So if you have 10k in negative equity, you would have to spend at least $42k on a new car in order to roll that negative equity into a new loan.

    And a lot of these toxic auto loans are packaged into securities just like mortgage CDOs were. I feel like we've been down this road before...
     
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