Tanker - Mega Carrier

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Penguin 's Comment
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I know Schneider and Prime have a tanker division. Are there other Mega Carriers who have tanker division for someone with a CDL without experience?

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.
PackRat's Comment
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Sorry, had to do it.....

Swift had a tanker division for awhile, until they ran out of drivers.

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PJ's Comment
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I’m not aware of any with a tanker division other than those. You will be hard put to find anyone taking a inexperienced driver for tanks. Way too much liability. Schneider did it for awhile, but as I understand they stopped that practice.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Anne A. (G13MomCat)'s Comment
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Liquid, dry, pneumatic?????

Hazmat?

Milk?

Bulk?

Sorry PJ, just showing off... .

O/P... we ran tanks (hubby and I ... well, him .. I was just along...) for a few years. It's nothing I'd recommend to a freshie. Just my 2cents!

HAZMAT:

Hazardous Materials

Explosive, flammable, poisonous or otherwise potentially dangerous cargo. Large amounts of especially hazardous cargo are required to be placarded under HAZMAT regulations

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Anne A. (G13MomCat)'s Comment
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I know Schneider and Prime have a tanker division. Are there other Mega Carriers who have tanker division for someone with a CDL without experience?

What is your attraction to / aversion FOR .. tanks?!?!? Just wondering.

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.
Penguin 's Comment
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My reasons for choosing tanker are 1) I have always been interested in driving a tanker. 2) It would get me out of the truck more than dry van. 3) Normally a tanker doesn’t have to wait for hours to get unloaded etc.

I am seeking food grade tanker.

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.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Moe's Comment
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Those are unaffordable liquid tanks, meaning the surge is going to be more pronounced than the baffled tanks. MY have trouble finding a gig with no experience.

Try the bigger guys first, depending upon how much dry van exoerience you have e you may be able to geta gig with them and then transfer with an opening.

My reasons for choosing tanker are 1) I have always been interested in driving a tanker. 2) It would get me out of the truck more than dry van. 3) Normally a tanker doesn’t have to wait for hours to get unloaded etc.

I am seeking food grade tanker.

Baffle:

A partition or separator within a liquid tank, used to inhibit the flow of fluids within the tank. During acceleration, turning, and braking, a large liquid-filled tank may produce unexpected forces on the vehicle due to the inertia of liquids.

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

PJ's Comment
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If you want to pull food grade tanks here is your best course. Go to Prime. You go pull a reefer or flatbed, learn how to do the job and get some driving experience then transfer to the tanker division. That way you don’t have to change companies to do it.

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

Penguin 's Comment
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Thank you for everyone’s reply. I will keep you up to date.

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