top paying tanker company

Discussion in 'Tanker, Bulk and Dump Trucking Forum' started by PALOU, Jun 1, 2014.

  1. ethos

    ethos Road Train Member

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    I can only directly compare two tank companies. Pay and benefits wise Trimac wins hands down. 80k, is the average and I should have little problems making that happen. Another thing, we do have split pay for loaded or empty but if you go out and back they pay it 75% loaded. Also we have a minimum weekly salary which is pretty easy to go over but even with the minimum you would make over 75000 without bonuses. I'm happy I switched, the money is there.
     
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  3. MO family man

    MO family man Heavy Load Member

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    Questliner pays 40 loaded or empty. We haven't had a raise in at least six years. I take that back, they instituted a bonus program. I'd explain it but it is rather convoluted and broken into so many sub-parts. The formula has also changed a few times on it.

    That being said the company works for me for the most part as I am able to get home every day. Earnings are usually right around 60k.
     
  4. PALOU

    PALOU Light Load Member

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    From what we've learned,trimac stays #1 as far as Pay.
    Waiting to see if another driver from another company will pop up with more $$$$pay rate
     
  5. wsyrob

    wsyrob Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    Looking forward to your thread. I did Google Trimac terminals out of curiosity. To my surprise there is one in my home town less than 5 miles from the house. Google maps showes no tanks or trucks there though. Website lists it as dry bulk. Know anything about the Winston-Salem terminal?
     
  6. ethos

    ethos Road Train Member

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    Thread is up and I have no idea about them. But you could run OTR and just park there.
     
  7. wsyrob

    wsyrob Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    Its nice to know that option might be open. Only thing I didn't like about that elite fleet deal I read about is out a minimum of 14 days a trip. I have it pretty sweet at Superior for home time. I am at .47 and .40, Your hourly rate is a little better. Hopefully the office guys will bump our pay a little soon. How much is insurance for a family?
     
  8. ethos

    ethos Road Train Member

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    I'll have to get back to you on the insurance. 14 days is the absolute minimum, they will be upfront with that.
     
  9. rubberducky68

    rubberducky68 Road Train Member

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    You are probably right.

    I saw where ethos said he has to be out a minimum of 14 days. I have no interest in staying out that long. Right now I am home every weekend and sometimes a day during the week, like now. That means a lot to me. I am sure Trimac is a good company but sometimes you have to look past the dollar signs.
     
  10. shredfit1

    shredfit1 Road Train Member

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    Just visited with a union vac truck driver in a refinery. He was making $39 an hour(CDL holder) and overtime after 40... Yes, so when on overtime he's making almost a buck a freaken minute... AND he had two helpers the did all the hoses and they were at only $28 per hour.

    Just how one gets a job like this I have no idea... Probably have to know someone already in there.

    The only down side is, you needed to be on call almost ALL the time... it rained on Sunday, you had to go in to work... no choice in the matter. But the pay, WOW!
     
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  11. DragginMan

    DragginMan Light Load Member

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    Not liquid (yet), but dry bulk tanker company A&R Transport has a terminal in ATL. I'm outa the Decatur, AL terminal. We are a top 10% pay carrier in dry bulk, and just got another raise in load/unload pay starting 7/1.
     
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