Pneumatic Tanks?

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I did a search, only found one topic started by Amish Country (not sure if he's still around) some four years ago.

So, here goes. Anyone on TT currently, or recently, running pneumatic tanks? I've got a couple of outfits nearby that are hiring local drivers for pneumatic. My brother did, but he was hauling frac sand on an OTR basis to get to oilfield worksites. This would be day cab / local work, something I've done with intermodal and dry van. The terminal / power-unit parking area is about two miles from the house, so it's attractive from that perspective.

If you have recent experience, I'd be interested to get your input on it. I know it's dusty / gritty / dirty work, but looking for the other aspects. How difficult is it to get a handle on the nuances of pressure and valve use? Load pay, mile pay, or hourly? Any other pros - cons?

Thanks in advance, folks. Wishing you all a great Thanksgiving. I know I'm thankful for y'all!

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

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.

Day Cab:

A tractor which does not have a sleeper berth attached to it. Normally used for local routes where drivers go home every night.

Intermodal:

Transporting freight using two or more transportation modes. An example would be freight that is moved by truck from the shipper's dock to the rail yard, then placed on a train to the next rail yard, and finally returned to a truck for delivery to the receiving customer.

In trucking when you hear someone refer to an intermodal job they're normally talking about hauling shipping containers to and from the shipyards and railyards.

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.
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