My Pneumatic Tanker Job

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G-Town's Comment
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I used to train a lot of new drivers entering the Walmart account. It went both ways...usually a slight edge on “experienced” because of all the close quarter maneuvering required.

The were a few straight off their trainers truck that were quite good. Several of them are still on the account with me.

I stopped doing it every week when a driver ran the truck off the road in really thick fog on I-81 north of Hazelton PA. Had enough...

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Brent R.'s Comment
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Enjoyed reading this, pneumatic company here pays 25% of load, and with the windmill farms going up in West Texas they say the demand is high right now, they have KW with the small sleepers in them not sure I would fit being 6'3" 300 lbs well see they are at the top of my list though.

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Enjoyed reading this, pneumatic company here pays 25% of load, and with the windmill farms going up in West Texas they say the demand is high right now, they have KW with the small sleepers in them not sure I would fit being 6'3" 300 lbs well see they are at the top of my list though.

Seems like 24-25% is normal for this line of work. Some places like mine pay a differential rate on the weekends but not all do. Hopefully this helps you out a little if you go with it. Do you know what they haul for that job?

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Brent R.'s Comment
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Cement and other dry stuff something called ash, they have a lot of windmill farms here and to install one it takes a lot of concrete, that’s where some guys with the company have volunteered to stay out there weeks at a time and are making good money because there are a lot of trips 24 hours a day,

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Enjoyed reading this, pneumatic company here pays 25% of load, and with the windmill farms going up in West Texas they say the demand is high right now, they have KW with the small sleepers in them not sure I would fit being 6'3" 300 lbs well see they are at the top of my list though.

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Seems like 24-25% is normal for this line of work. Some places like mine pay a differential rate on the weekends but not all do. Hopefully this helps you out a little if you go with it. Do you know what they haul for that job?

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.
Amish country's Comment
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Figured it was cement for the bases and pads. It's easy stuff and if you can run a couple loads you can make good money. The ash is light stuff. Probably bring a load of cement out, load ash after on the way back to load more cement.

Brent R.'s Comment
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How long does it take to load and unload one?

Figured it was cement for the bases and pads. It's easy stuff and if you can run a couple loads you can make good money. The ash is light stuff. Probably bring a load of cement out, load ash after on the way back to load more cement.

Amish country's Comment
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Will vary on where you are and the blower strength. Typically no longer than an hour to load. Unloading I usually account for 1.5 hours on average. That accounts for getting where you need to unload, hook up and unload. I've done it in as little as an hour if its somewhere you are familiar with.

How long does it take to load and unload one?

Brent R.'s Comment
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Good deal thanks for the info

Amish country's Comment
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No problem. Any other questions feel free to post. I'll do my best to answer them

Brent R.'s Comment
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I am on my 4th day training now with Schwerman they are a Tankstar company based out of Wisconsin, I am in Texas they have several yards here, so far ive hauled to a place that makes pools in Lubbock, did a pre load down by Sweetwater Texas for a company in Liberal Kansas, and hauled 2 loads to a dairy farm up in the Texas panhandle where they are doing construction, truck here are all autos and have sleepers, KW T680's, its fun work, mainly driving, the loading does not take long if its not busy, and unloading just learning the gauges and what they need to be and what valves to open. Learning the different cement and flyash plants and what their procedures are is going to take some time,

No problem. Any other questions feel free to post. I'll do my best to answer them

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