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ThinksTooMuch's Comment
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Anyone living in Florida looking to obtain their CDL check this out:

http://ctltransportation.com/main.cfm?pagename=job_training

This is the only company sponsored program I have seen that teaches you to drive a liquid chemical tanker. I remember speaking to one of their drivers at a Nalco plant in Texas somewhere. He was a local driver. Looked like a professional, equipment looked good, and the guy said he was happy with the company.

You have to sign a one-year commitment to work for CTL, but that goes for most company-sponsored CDL programs.

Brett maybe add this to your list.

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.

Fm:

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.
ThinksTooMuch's Comment
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CTL Transport

I suck at making links lol.

Fm:

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.
Brett Aquila's Comment
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Awesome! Thanks for that! I had no idea they had a training program. I'm definitely going to be adding them to the list.

Highway Grunt0311's Comment
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Quick question bro, where at in Florida are they located and do they teach experienced drivers that has 2 years OTR mostly flatbed will they take a ol flatbed jockey and teach him to be a tanker yanker?

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.

ThinksTooMuch's Comment
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I think they are headquartered near Tampa? I only quickly looked at their website, so you'd have to look deeper in to get more info. I am sure they'd take someone with 2 years OTR experience, as any company would. I'd say if you want some good tanker training go to Schneider's tanker division. But any of the other large tanker companies will probably train you very well. Here are just a few I can name off the top of my head Superior Carriers, Quality Carriers, Kenan Advantage (they have lots of subsidiaries, so look them up), Dana, Groen****, Coraluzzo, Indian River Transport, Prime's tanker division, Foodliner, and many others.

If you really want a nice tanker job, look into Air Products, Air Liquide, Linde, Praxair. Those are pretty much the best tanker jobs you can get, and I think they need 2-3 years experience depending on where in the country you are.

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
LadyDee's Comment
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Anyone living in Florida looking to obtain their CDL check this out:

http://ctltransportation.com/main.cfm?pagename=job_training

This is the only company sponsored program I have seen that teaches you to drive a liquid chemical tanker. I remember speaking to one of their drivers at a Nalco plant in Texas somewhere. He was a local driver. Looked like a professional, equipment looked good, and the guy said he was happy with the company.

You have to sign a one-year commitment to work for CTL, but that goes for most company-sponsored CDL programs.

Brett maybe add this to your list.

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@ ThinksTooMuch

I'm going to do that!

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.

Fm:

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.
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