Food Grade Tankers

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Richard G.'s Comment
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Hi, I'm Richard. I've driven dry van and reefer for about 3 years now as a company driver. I'm looking to move over to food grade tankers and then become o/o. What are my biggest challenges for moving from van to tanker and how does an o/o do with hauling food grade material?

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.


A refrigerated trailer.

Cwc's Comment
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Richard I started a topic that was called (Here is what it's like pulling a tanker)

Search bar at the top of the page. And I think that is about all I can help with. Your other question about buying a truck is not really what we do here. But I'll also point out that not many people run O/O pulling food grade. And I would highly suggest you not become one of the few that do. Unless you know all the products that can be top loaded after each and every other product. What kind of wash you need for all shippers. Not to mention if you only have 1 trailer your gonna be waiting for it after each load. And they don't hop to it as soon as you pull into the tankwash.

And if your thinking about buying another trailer you should price them first.

Work for a food grade company for awhile. Pass on buying your own truck and trailer.


The customer who is shipping the freight. This is where the driver will pick up a load and then deliver it to the receiver or consignee.

Cwc's Comment
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I'll also point out that I more or less started a conversation in that post... Read the replies as they have lots more info.

Old School's Comment
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Here ya go - this is the conversation Cwc is talking about...

Pulling A Tanker

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