The Good, The Bad and The Ugly... Tanker Companies

Discussion in 'Tanker, Bulk and Dump Trucking Forum' started by farmerjohn64, Dec 7, 2020.

  1. Redtwin

    Redtwin Road Train Member

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    Same, I have learned to predict when it will hit and make sure I am leaning forward out of the seat.

    It will still occasionally catch me if things get hectic dealing with a tricky turn in heavy traffic etc where not hitting stuff takes precedence over not getting smacked.
     
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  3. MYSTYKRACER

    MYSTYKRACER Medium Load Member

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    I'm a one year rookie so probably everyone else knows this already but I just recently figured to turn the jake-brakes off when slowing down to a stop coming off the highway or slowing way down for slow traffic. I have an automatic truck and I found the surge and the jakes can start fighting each other pushing ( jerking ) the truck back-and-forth especially on the downshift gear changes. Now when I get down to about 50 mph I just switch the jakes off and smoothly come to a stop w/ the service brakes rather than let the truck get into a tug of war with itself while yanking me back-n-forth in the drivers seat!
     
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  4. farmerjohn64

    farmerjohn64 Road Train Member

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    Lol that’s good thinking; my truck does the same if I’m not going fast enough with the jakes in the highest position, can’t imagine having a tanker on the back for that
     
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  5. Brettj3876

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    One of my regular customers is masonry plasticizer in totes. I get a pretty good surge, especially if the totes aren't filled to the top
     
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    Brettj3876 Road Train Member

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    Once you go local you'll never wanna hear the word OTR ever again. Your in a prime location anyways for tank work
     
  7. farmerjohn64

    farmerjohn64 Road Train Member

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    Yeah man that’s true especially since I’d really like to own some poultry again and maybe even a cow or two lol
     
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  8. 1badtruckdriver2c

    1badtruckdriver2c Bobtail Member

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    WDT (Western Dairy Transport) They have Local, regional, and OTR.
    Been with them 3 months in AZ. Not much physical labor work if any just connecting a hose on some runs, hourly pay, solid company that seems to care. Dispatch is nice and not a bunch a deekheads.
     
  9. duhduh

    duhduh Light Load Member

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    You guys gotta put your load locks in...no more surge
     
  10. RockinChair

    RockinChair Road Train Member

    Arrange them in a radial pattern (like spokes in an old wagon wheel) then cover them with tarps to make baffles. :rolleyes:
     
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