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G-Town's Comment
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Anne is rather sure…

Pretty sure G'Town meant FOOD grade. (Not saying that SNI isn't 'good grade' too, hahaha!)

Indeed. Yes meant Food Grade… thanks for watchin’ my 6 Anne.

PJ's Comment
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It all has been said already, G is absoutely correct. There are several various tankers out there, plus ISO’s which are even more dangerous because of their high center of gravity. Pulling a fuel tanker is far different from single compartment tankers.

Anne is right on the attire. Those chemical suits are miserable. Not all loads require them, but any haz stuff does. Also most plants don’t allow passengers or pets. For obvious reasons.

TWT is a fair sized company, known a few of their drivers. They do a good job.

Howard Transportation never heard of. Howard Shepard Inc is based out of Sandersville Ga. They seem to be pulling more containers than tankers these days. Good company.

Scheinder has a good training program on tanks. That division has had major ups and downs over the years. Last I’ve heard more of their tanker stuff is in the nottheast.

My best advice is too go to a company wether schneider or prime where you can start in something other than tanker, learn the industry and what driving a civilian truck is about, then transfer to the tanker division if you still are intetested.

I’ve recently left tanker work and pulling a flatbed. I’ve run a few loads and still haven’t really gotten used to not having surge effect me. I was that used to it after 5 1/2 years.

All the mid size to large chemical haulers are all over, including the south.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
George B.'s Comment
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Check out Mesilla Valley Transportation. Epes out of Greensboro takes new grades depending on school you graduate from. Check out fleetdirectory.com. Some links are outdated but you can look at some state by state companiesz

Travis's Comment
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Just shot them an app.

Check out Mesilla Valley Transportation. Epes out of Greensboro takes new grades depending on school you graduate from. Check out fleetdirectory.com. Some links are outdated but you can look at some state by state companiesz

Anne A. (Momma Anne) & To's Comment
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Anne is rather sure…

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Pretty sure G'Town meant FOOD grade. (Not saying that SNI isn't 'good grade' too, hahaha!)

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Indeed. Yes meant Food Grade… thanks for watchin’ my 6 Anne.

Always, G'Town!!!

You've ALWAYS had MY back !!!! thank-you-2.gif

STILL ... Always DO !!!!

Travis, another 'smaller' place you could check out, is Witte Bros. ~ our own Kevin started with them, and he has a bit of a diary, in that section.

Since you DO have your CDLA; have you tried HERE?!? >Apply For Truck Driving Jobs

Have you looked at Melton? (Flatbed; quite popular with some peeps on here; do a search.) Keen ? Keim ? How about Hogan ? There are SO MANY great places to start. A few of our TT peeps are with May; Pianoman did some hauling for System Transport, too! Heck, have you read Old School's posts? He's even got a Word Press Blogspot, in his profile.

I JUST thought of another one! Cardinal Logistics / Redbird. They have vans (reefers too?) and CERTAINLY tanks, as you move up the ladder! A great pal of mine just joined their ranks!

Hang in, and hang on. PJ knows the HECK about tank hauling. It's not a starting gate, as we ALL have said. Can't explain/emphasize, enough.

Wish you luck, good sir. Kick it with the skateboarders, you may NEVER wanna TANKl~!! confused.gif

Best always;

~ Anne & Tom ~

ps: Hope the new family is doing AWESOME!

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.

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

Travis's Comment
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Looked at Melton, got a "pre acceptance" and email. Then that following Monday a "we selected other applicants". I'm guessing that was probably my lack of any work history as I have nothing on my MVR or criminal history at all, ever. I tried contacting the recruiter since to ask why but always get voicemail. I can always revisit them once I've got work history and especially driving experience in a year or so when my wife and I are looking to move.

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Anne is rather sure…

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Pretty sure G'Town meant FOOD grade. (Not saying that SNI isn't 'good grade' too, hahaha!)

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Indeed. Yes meant Food Grade… thanks for watchin’ my 6 Anne.

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Always, G'Town!!!

You've ALWAYS had MY back !!!! thank-you-2.gif

STILL ... Always DO !!!!

Travis, another 'smaller' place you could check out, is Witte Bros. ~ our own Kevin started with them, and he has a bit of a diary, in that section.

Since you DO have your CDLA; have you tried HERE?!? >Apply For Truck Driving Jobs

Have you looked at Melton? (Flatbed; quite popular with some peeps on here; do a search.) Keen ? Keim ? How about Hogan ? There are SO MANY great places to start. A few of our TT peeps are with May; Pianoman did some hauling for System Transport, too! Heck, have you read Old School's posts? He's even got a Word Press Blogspot, in his profile.

I JUST thought of another one! Cardinal Logistics / Redbird. They have vans (reefers too?) and CERTAINLY tanks, as you move up the ladder! A great pal of mine just joined their ranks!

Hang in, and hang on. PJ knows the HECK about tank hauling. It's not a starting gate, as we ALL have said. Can't explain/emphasize, enough.

Wish you luck, good sir. Kick it with the skateboarders, you may NEVER wanna TANKl~!! confused.gif

Best always;

~ Anne & Tom ~

ps: Hope the new family is doing AWESOME!

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.

MVR:

Motor Vehicle Record

An MVR is a report of your driving history, as reported from your state Department of Motor Vehicles. Information on this report may include Drivers License information, point history, violations, convictions, and license status on your driving record.

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Anne A. (Momma Anne) & To's Comment
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Looked at Melton, got a "pre acceptance" and email. Then that following Monday a "we selected other applicants". I'm guessing that was probably my lack of any work history as I have nothing on my MVR or criminal history at all, ever. I tried contacting the recruiter since to ask why but always get voicemail. I can always revisit them once I've got work history and especially driving experience in a year or so when my wife and I are looking to move.

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Anne is rather sure…

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Pretty sure G'Town meant FOOD grade. (Not saying that SNI isn't 'good grade' too, hahaha!)

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Indeed. Yes meant Food Grade… thanks for watchin’ my 6 Anne.

double-quotes-end.png

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Always, G'Town!!!

You've ALWAYS had MY back !!!! thank-you-2.gif

STILL ... Always DO !!!!

Travis, another 'smaller' place you could check out, is Witte Bros. ~ our own Kevin started with them, and he has a bit of a diary, in that section.

Since you DO have your CDLA; have you tried HERE?!? >Apply For Truck Driving Jobs

Have you looked at Melton? (Flatbed; quite popular with some peeps on here; do a search.) Keen ? Keim ? How about Hogan ? There are SO MANY great places to start. A few of our TT peeps are with May; Pianoman did some hauling for System Transport, too! Heck, have you read Old School's posts? He's even got a Word Press Blogspot, in his profile.

I JUST thought of another one! Cardinal Logistics / Redbird. They have vans (reefers too?) and CERTAINLY tanks, as you move up the ladder! A great pal of mine just joined their ranks!

Hang in, and hang on. PJ knows the HECK about tank hauling. It's not a starting gate, as we ALL have said. Can't explain/emphasize, enough.

Wish you luck, good sir. Kick it with the skateboarders, you may NEVER wanna TANKl~!! confused.gif

Best always;

~ Anne & Tom ~

ps: Hope the new family is doing AWESOME!

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Dang !!!

Any other flatbeds on your short list? Ya know, Old School had a 'helluva' start w/Western Express. Try them? Their app is on here, too... I think.

~ Anne ~

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.

MVR:

Motor Vehicle Record

An MVR is a report of your driving history, as reported from your state Department of Motor Vehicles. Information on this report may include Drivers License information, point history, violations, convictions, and license status on your driving record.

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Klutch's Comment
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At Schneider your eligible to transfer after 3 months if you wanted to get some dry van experience under your belt before moving to bulk.

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.
Anne A. (Momma Anne) & To's Comment
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Looked at Melton, got a "pre acceptance" and email. Then that following Monday a "we selected other applicants". I'm guessing that was probably my lack of any work history as I have nothing on my MVR or criminal history at all, ever. I tried contacting the recruiter since to ask why but always get voicemail. I can always revisit them once I've got work history and especially driving experience in a year or so when my wife and I are looking to move.

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Anne is rather sure…

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Pretty sure G'Town meant FOOD grade. (Not saying that SNI isn't 'good grade' too, hahaha!)

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Indeed. Yes meant Food Grade… thanks for watchin’ my 6 Anne.

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Always, G'Town!!!

MVR:

Motor Vehicle Record

An MVR is a report of your driving history, as reported from your state Department of Motor Vehicles. Information on this report may include Drivers License information, point history, violations, convictions, and license status on your driving record.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Anne A. (Momma Anne) & To's Comment
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Looked at Melton, got a "pre acceptance" and email. Then that following Monday a "we selected other applicants". I'm guessing that was probably my lack of any work history as I have nothing on my MVR or criminal history at all, ever. I tried contacting the recruiter since to ask why but always get voicemail. I can always revisit them once I've got work history and especially driving experience in a year or so when my wife and I are looking to move.

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Anne is rather sure…

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Pretty sure G'Town meant FOOD grade. (Not saying that SNI isn't 'good grade' too, hahaha!)

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Indeed. Yes meant Food Grade… thanks for watchin’ my 6 Anne.

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Always, G'Town!!!

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^^^^Well, THAT didn't work, haha!^^^^

Now you can get MY six, G'Town, and fix my prior(s!) rofl-3.gif

Back on topic . . . (Before my overdue bed time!)sorry.gif

TRAVIS, what's up??? Any new companies/prospects in your near future ?!?!? It's been awhile; hope all is well with your family dynamic, too!

Best always!

~ Anne ~

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MVR:

Motor Vehicle Record

An MVR is a report of your driving history, as reported from your state Department of Motor Vehicles. Information on this report may include Drivers License information, point history, violations, convictions, and license status on your driving record.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

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