The Fuel Hauler Thread

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

  1. plant

    plant Heavy Load Member

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    Coming back down from pine mountain club
     
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  3. Cali kid

    Cali kid Road Train Member

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    Nice, I was sent out to Vegas on Monday talk about a ghost town it made LA look busy. Went to the hotel to layover, there was only like 5 of us there same cars were parked in the morning.
     
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  4. plant

    plant Heavy Load Member

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    Hydrogen work completely die? You doing medical stuff now?
     
  5. Cali kid

    Cali kid Road Train Member

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    Yes hydrogen is dead along with alot of our other accounts. We dont have very many hospitals unlike Airgas/ liquid. It's been mainly government and food accounts that have been getting us by. All of our drivers are on a temporary 4-3 schedule and most of us are not even hitting 40hrs although we still get paid for 40hrs.
     
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  6. Air Cooled

    Air Cooled Road Train Member

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    Still rolling in the NW cryo side. Hours down to 41-43 as opposed to 52-54 but hey, still working
     
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  7. plant

    plant Heavy Load Member

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    Hey guys last friday was my last day in a truck, I'm hanging up the keys and falling back on some tech stuff I've been doing on the side. I got into trucking initially to get out and clear my mind, but these days it's doing the opposite and causing me stress and aggravation. I miss how it was, manual transmissions, no cameras, no micromanaging, just doing my thing and cowboying. I'm glad I could be a part of what was left of that before it was completely gone, but now that's over and I needed to move on. It's been great talking to you guys over the years and I wish you all the best. Take care.
     
  8. RockinChair

    RockinChair Road Train Member

    Sounds like you've had a good run. Congratulations on your "retirement" and good luck with your future in the tech field.
     
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  9. Lazer

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    Plant, I know what you’re saying.
    1 year ago, I walked away from a fuel hauling gig with a co. that had all the newest gizmo’s, gadgets, etc., now back working for the competition in the same market, with a fleet of all pre-def, pre-regen, no cameras, 100% manual trans., etc. trucks. At truth be told, I feel 1000 times better. No longer hate being at work, don’t dread what might happen the next day.
     
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  10. ErieMcDreary

    ErieMcDreary Medium Load Member

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    Wish I could do that! I just need to survive 3 more years until retirement.
     
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  11. Cali kid

    Cali kid Road Train Member

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    Well #### guess I'm late to the party brother, well take care buddy. Even here at air products we are getting driver facing cameras so will see how it goes. Didn't mind them at my old job but depends on how strict safety gets with them. As for now the pay is worth the headaches I suppose, since I started with AP back in 2016 they have kept there word on raises.
     
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