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Kyle M.'s Comment
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Hello all as alot of you know I'm thinking about going back over the road soon and was wondering what everyone though about going to the tanker division at prime ? Just as a back up to if my first company doesn't want to hire me back. Any drivers here in that division ? Any help would be much appreciated thanks yall have a great night

Over The Road:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

icecold24k's Comment
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I am a tanker driver for Prime what would you like to know?

Kyle M.'s Comment
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How you like doing food grade tanker? Average length of loads, how small are the lightweight trucks from your experience? Those are just some I can think of off the top of my head. Thank you for replying stay safe


Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Kyle M.'s Comment
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Also this isn't just for prime tanker drivers. Anyone feel free to throw you thoughts on here

icecold24k's Comment
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I absolutely love doing food grade tanker. I just love being a tanker driver in general and honestly would not really consider any other division of driving. As far as average length of load I usually run 2 long loads a week and one short load. The long ones being 1000+ total miles and the short ones being about 600-800. This last week I am coming off hometime so my miles were a little lower than I normally average I ended up with about 2600 last week. I am not sure on the lightweight trucks as in tanker they are only used for our lease dedicated drivers. I have a full size condo truck.

Kyle M.'s Comment
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Oh sweet I was worried about the light weight I'd much rather have full size. And that's awesome miles at .49 cpm


Cents Per Mile

Drivers are often paid by the mile and it's given in cents per mile, or cpm.

Steak Eater's Comment
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Prime tanker drivers start at $0.49 per mile?

Kyle M.'s Comment
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That's what the recuirter told me and their website says

Kyle P.'s Comment
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I was also thinking about going tanker but you don't really see too much about it with prime

Kyle M.'s Comment
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I noticed the same thing im watching a guy on YouTube right now who does tanker division in prime. I can tell you his YouTube name if you'd like. And I'm sure ice cold will pitch in more for any questions anyone has when he's avaible

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