Oakley Transport

Topic 25563 | Page 1

Page 1 of 2 Next Page Go To Page:
Bud E.'s Comment
member avatar

By any chance does anyone know anything about Oakley Transport? They were not listed under the section of profiles on trucking companies.

Susan D. 's Comment
member avatar

It could be because we don't recommend new drivers pull tankers? We do have a few members who do but I think they drive for mega carriers with multiple divisions. Don't think we have any Keenan or Oakley drivers.

Scott's Comment
member avatar

If you are new and looking to get your feet wet, Prime has a tanker division and a great training program from what I hear.

Susan D. 's Comment
member avatar

Exactly, and if you realize you're over your head you can easily switch divisions to try something new.

Bud E.'s Comment
member avatar

Appreciate your comments. Just hit my one year mark and started looking around.

Scott's Comment
member avatar

So you have 1 year now, have you done tanker before?

Pete B.'s Comment
member avatar

An Oakley driver of 8 years told me that before Oakley will put you in a tanker, you have to pull one of their dry vans/ dry bulk trailers for a year. All tanker companies should have this requirement. Not that my opinion was asked. I don’t know if previous verifiable experience pulling a van helps or not. The guy was very happy working for Oakley; had nothing but good things to say.

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.
Bud E.'s Comment
member avatar

Have not done tanker. Have all possible endorsements and TWIC. Tanker pays much better but I know it's a much better headache.

DAC:

Drive-A-Check Report

A truck drivers DAC report will contain detailed information about their job history of the last 10 years as a CDL driver (as required by the DOT).

It may also contain your criminal history, drug test results, DOT infractions and accident history. The program is strictly voluntary from a company standpoint, but most of the medium-to-large carriers will participate.

Most trucking companies use DAC reports as part of their hiring and background check process. It is extremely important that drivers verify that the information contained in it is correct, and have it fixed if it's not.

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.

Sid V.'s Comment
member avatar

I believe Oakley are all o/O's. You need your own truck and authority.

Pete B.'s Comment
member avatar

I believe Oakley are all o/O's. You need your own truck and authority.

They have company drivers as well; the guy I spoke to was a company driver.

Page 1 of 2 Next Page Go To Page:

New Reply:

New! Check out our help videos for a better understanding of our forum features

Bold
Italic
Underline
Quote
Photo
Link
Smiley
Links On TruckingTruth


example: TruckingTruth Homepage



example: https://www.truckingtruth.com
Submit
Cancel
Upload New Photo
Please enter a caption of one sentence or less:

Click on any of the buttons below to insert a link to that section of TruckingTruth:

Getting Started In Trucking High Road Training Program Company-Sponsored Training Programs Apply For Company-Sponsored Training Truck Driver's Career Guide Choosing A School Choosing A Company Truck Driving Schools Truck Driving Jobs Apply For Truck Driving Jobs DOT Physical Drug Testing Items To Pack Pre-Hire Letters CDL Practice Tests Trucking Company Reviews Brett's Book Leasing A Truck Pre-Trip Inspection Learn The Logbook Rules Sleep Apnea
Done
Done

0 characters so far - 5,500 maximum allowed.
Submit Preview

Preview:

Submit
Cancel

Join Us!

We have an awesome set of tools that will help you understand the trucking industry and prepare for a great start to your trucking career. Not only that, but everything we offer here at TruckingTruth is 100% free - no strings attached! Sign up now and get instant access to our member's section:
High Road Training Program Logo
  • The High Road Training Program
  • The High Road Article Series
  • The Friendliest Trucker's Forum Ever!
  • Email Updates When New Articles Are Posted

Apply For Paid CDL Training Through TruckingTruth

Did you know you can fill out one quick form here on TruckingTruth and apply to several companies at once for paid CDL training? Seriously! The application only takes one minute. You will speak with recruiters today. There is no obligation whatsoever. Learn more and apply here:

Apply For Paid CDL Training

About Us

TruckingTruth was founded by Brett Aquila (that's me!), a 15 year truck driving veteran, in January 2007. After 15 years on the road I wanted to help people understand the trucking industry and everything that came with the career and lifestyle of an over the road trucker. We'll help you make the right choices and prepare for a great start to your trucking career.

Read More

Becoming A Truck Driver

Becoming A Truck Driver is a dream we've all pondered at some point in our lives. We've all wondered if the adventure and challenges of life on the open road would suit us better than the ordinary day to day lives we've always known. At TruckingTruth we'll help you decide if trucking is right for you and help you get your career off to a great start.

Learn More