The misadventures of a rookie tanker yanker

Discussion in 'Tanker, Bulk and Dump Trucking Forum' started by Mortarmaggot, Jan 2, 2018.

  1. Mortarmaggot

    Mortarmaggot Heavy Load Member

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    I was thinking that too, but it's drag the dirty home.
    The pump is slow here today. I'm already at 2.5 hours and still have a 1/4 tank. A little unload delay is fine with me.
     
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  3. nicknack

    nicknack Light Load Member

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    Mortarmaggot, I know you're new to Superior but you give great insight into the company do you have any idea what the annual yearly salary is for an experienced driver albeit with no tanker experience? Also does Superior factor in experience with compensation?
     
  4. lagging

    lagging Medium Load Member

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    Expect 60-70k and everyone makes the same
     
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    Mortarmaggot Heavy Load Member

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    Exactly what Lagging said. That's what makes Superior so attractive to rookies. The company runs so well that they have great retention with the experienced truckers.
     
  6. Mortarmaggot

    Mortarmaggot Heavy Load Member

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    Heading out on a GA run later today. It's a 3 day out and back. Depending on the weather, I'll go home Wednesday night or make another run out and back. I really need a sunny day at home to take care of my bees.

    Non trucking Convo. Spring is nearly here and red maple has budded in my area. That's the first major food source for bees, and it has stimulated them into brood production. The hives will explode soon.

    I have to either mitigate swarming by splitting or removing supersedure cells and checker boarding the frames. I want a decent honey harvest in June and more hives, so I'm going to do an early split and let them build up for the start of the honey flow in Mid April.

    I'll start carrying a swarm box in my truck around March. Yes, I'd grab a swarm on the road and carry it around for a few days until I get home. The buzzing doesn't both me.
     
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  7. ncdriver1

    ncdriver1 Road Train Member

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    Stay the F away from me at the truck stop with those bees!
     
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    wsyrob Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    Might get you out of a Dot inspection.
     
  9. Mortarmaggot

    Mortarmaggot Heavy Load Member

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    Bees are shipped by the thousands thru the mail. UPS and FEDEX carry a lot, so they may have seen bees before during an inspection.
     
  10. Mortarmaggot

    Mortarmaggot Heavy Load Member

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    Spent the night at the 114 in GA. Got to my delivery early in Atlanta this morning. They have to drum off a compartment, so it'll be a little longer than normal. Not a big deal since I am running back to Wilmington empty. An hour or so of unload delay is a welcomed addition to the paycheck.

    If dispatch has a one day out and back on Wednesday, I'll do that. If they don't, I'll go home for a few and start a system run Saturday.

    In case I haven't mentioned it, yes, I appreciate the flexibility of my job. It is taking a little time, but I'm finding a fair life/ work balance.

    I've been able to take a week long vacation with the family, made all holidays, and took the wife to a B&B with a dinner cruise since coming to Superior. I'm also getting home on the next forecasted sunny day to take care of my bees, and have yet to be questioned about any time I've wanted off.
     
  11. lagging

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    Univar?
     
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