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Bird-one's Comment
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I was just curious, I was looking back at some of your older post in particular when you left Prime for the tanker position. Fast forward you are with Old Dominion and I couldn't quite find a thread for that move. I was curious in the end if tanker wasn't for you. I will be pulling food grade at some point in the next few weeks and have been reading around on tankers in general. Hopefully I'm not getting to personal here.

PJ's Comment
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Brian, Daniel B will be along I’m sure, but in the mean time if I can answer any tanker questions I’ll be glad too. I mostly pull chemicals, however we do a little food grade. I’ve got a couple years under my belt, and love it.

Susan D. 's Comment
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If I'm not mistaken, Daniel B. was pulling fuel tankers to local gas stations, etc. He did well at that. Later he simply was offered a linehaul gig at OD and made the switch.

Linehaul:

Linehaul drivers will normally run loads from terminal to terminal for LTL (Less than Truckload) companies.

LTL (Less Than Truckload) carriers will have Linehaul drivers and P&D drivers. The P&D drivers will deliver loads locally from the terminal and pick up loads returning them to the terminal. Linehaul drivers will then run truckloads from terminal to terminal.
Daniel B.'s Comment
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I did gas tankers for 2 years. The shift was 1800 to 0600 on a rotating schedule never having the same days off. Working weekends and all holiday. The job wasn't difficult, but dealing with all the crackheads at the gas station at 0300 was. I was glad to be home everyday but the reduced income and the fact that I still didn't have a life wasn't easy.

My entire point of going local was to get my life back. Me and the wife realized that job just wasn't what we were striving for. We really missed going to church on Sunday morning as a family.

I decided to work at Old Dominion (take notice how I worded that - that's where 6 years of accident-free experience gets ya). I made an whopping 18k more at OD than pulling tankers and I'm close to $30 an hour now.

Also, I run city working 0700 to 1800. I don't do Linehaul because the work:life balance isn't what I'm wanting at this point in my life.

Linehaul:

Linehaul drivers will normally run loads from terminal to terminal for LTL (Less than Truckload) companies.

LTL (Less Than Truckload) carriers will have Linehaul drivers and P&D drivers. The P&D drivers will deliver loads locally from the terminal and pick up loads returning them to the terminal. Linehaul drivers will then run truckloads from terminal to terminal.
Bird-one's Comment
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Hey Daniel thanks for taking the time to respond and for going into alot more detail than you needed to. It makes sense. Thanks again.

And PJ I'll post a specific thread on food grade soon. I'm still trying to thaw out from today so I can refreeze again tomorrow.

PJ's Comment
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I know that all too well this week. I’ve been in canada twice this week.

TWIC:

Transportation Worker Identification Credential

Truck drivers who regularly pick up from or deliver to the shipping ports will often be required to carry a TWIC card.

Your TWIC is a tamper-resistant biometric card which acts as both your identification in secure areas, as well as an indicator of you having passed the necessary security clearance. TWIC cards are valid for five years. The issuance of TWIC cards is overseen by the Transportation Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security.

Daniel B.'s Comment
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Everyone's talking about freezing yet I'm going to the gym with a t-shirt on. Its been in the 60's all week.

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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It was -50 with the wind chill here. It will warm upto 2 today!

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