What is a good tanker company

Discussion in 'Motor Carrier Questions - The Inside Scoop' started by chaddlee1978, Aug 18, 2010.

  1. chaddlee1978

    chaddlee1978 Bobtail Member

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    I live in MS and in another 7 weeks I will graduate from my trucking school. I am considering in wanting to drive a tanker. Can someone tell me the pros and cons to driving a tanker? How much experience do I need before I can start driving a tanker? Also, which tanker company would be great to work for in MS? I thank you for any information.
     
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  3. Johnnyr33

    Johnnyr33 Light Load Member

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    Miller Transporters is based in Jackson, MS. They have a very good reputation. Not sure if they hire without experience though.

    http://millert.com/

    Good Luck
     
  4. 1catfish

    1catfish Road Train Member

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    i talked with there recruiter the other day, and the only thing he offered was to lease me a truck. he didin't have any company driver jobs for nc.:biggrin_25523:
     
  5. Johnnyr33

    Johnnyr33 Light Load Member

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    According to the website they have company drivers in Memphis, El Dorado, E St. Louis and Mobile, Alabama.
     
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  6. already gone

    already gone Road Train Member

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    that's a teamsters job, it might take a little while to be put on the seniority list. just put in an online application, or fax them your resume, and check up on the status of it every 3 months or so, i'm sure they would call you up eventually...
     
  7. Redwolf

    Redwolf Medium Load Member

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    We are hiring now. The company has certain terminals that are O/O only. The rest have company drivers and O/O. All are Teamster except for E. St. Louis. We are union, just not that one.
    I have been there 3 months now, and am always running. No shortage of runs at all.
    Wouldn't recommend tankers for beginners. You make one mistake with a load of haz-mat.....well......
    I have been driving 4 years and it was a big step for me. Lot's more to learn than just driving and backing.
     
  8. chaddlee1978

    chaddlee1978 Bobtail Member

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    I thank you everyone for your comments and help. Yeah, tanker is something I have decided I may do later on in my driving career. I believe I will be driving flat beds or some reefers. I am just ready to get out of school so badly. I am so ready to start driving. Thanks again everyone for ya'lls help.
     
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