My Pneumatic Tanker Job

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I forgot to mention that I'm pretty close to putting on my "freshman 15" 😂

Just hoping it's more muscle from the hoses and stuff and not just chunk. Told the wife I was working on my dad bod haha


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Amish country's Comment
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In a couple weeks I will be at 6 months with my first company. I dont have any plans to leave, even after a year. I'm learning that there are a lot of perks to arnt discussed from staying long term. Between getting paid for load/unload times and increases in holiday pay and safety bonuses you can make a good amount more. For example I am on pace to make between 50-60k my rookie year. There are guys here that should be making around 70k and dont care to work that hard anymore and really push the extra runs. There is always the added benefit of vacation time as well.

The feed trailer that I used was basically declared dead from the maintenance work needed. Understandable though since it was made in 1996. Because of that we had to replace it. So now I get to use a slightly newer trailer(2006). The big difference though is that it is air ride instead of leaf springs. It's like pulling a cloud it's so smooth down the road. It's also a decent amount lighter as well. Full fuel I can load a little over 26 ton instead of around 25 ton. Bringing more product also means I get paid a little bit more as well.

One of the newer guys I've been giving advice and tips to asked me about being a trainer. I'm not ready for that yet. I've only been out here 6 months and still have a lot to learn. Maybe someday I'll do it. I like helping people and it would be a decent amount more in my pay checks.

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