Dry Bulk Tankers

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Richard G.'s Comment
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I started a post about moving from dry van to food grade, but I also want to know about that same move, but instead of food grade, I want more info about dry bulk tankers. I'm looking for good pay but also more otr versus local. Is dry bulk a good way to go?

OTR:

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.

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.
Rob T.'s Comment
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Not sure if this is what you're looking for, but one of our members did a diary of his Pneumatic tanker job

Bird-one's Comment
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Welcome to the forum Richard we have an o/o here PJ who pulls tankers who will probably be able to answer all your questions. Give him time to see this. I'm going to be pulling food grade myself starting in the next week or two. Good luck.

Amish country's Comment
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I do dry bulk locally. What would you like to know? I haul mostly feed quality but have done pebble and cement/ash. Most dry bulk pay a percent of the load, typically 24 or 25%. So instead of mileage it comes down to tons delivered and how many loads you can run a day. I pull no less then 24 ton, typically 26-27 ton multiple times a day . You have to work the air pressures to unload the tank yourself.

Running local I am making $1200-1400 gross a week in my first year of driving but I work for that money. Days are long but that comes with most local jobs. I dont know of that many that haul otr cross country other then maybe Venezia. Your area may play a big part in it as well concerning quarrys or cement plants.

Just let me know what you need more info about and I'll do my best to answer.

OTR:

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.

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