Advice For A New Tanker Driver

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Justin C.'s Comment
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Hello. I am new to the tanking world. I am not new to driving a rig but new to food grade smooth bore tankers. Anyone have any tips and pointers they can give? The surge is a scary thing sometimes specially when you forget and get hit with it. I am really worried about it with winter quickly aproaching. So any advice would be appreciated.

I used to drive dry vans and reefers doing produce. Moved closer to home and found a small tanking company out of NY. Been doing this for a few weeks now, and am trying to eat up as much information as I can specially about winter driving with tankers. Thanks for any help you can give.

Dry Van:

A trailer or truck that that requires no special attention, such as refrigeration, that hauls regular palletted, boxed, or floor-loaded freight. The most common type of trailer in trucking.

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

Patrick C.'s Comment
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Hopefully Brett will chime in. He the only one off the top of my head that has drive food grade tanker. Besides, I want to eventually drive food grade tanker and I am looking forward to reading the responses you get.

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