Chemical Liquid Tanker Job.

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Jose “June” C.'s Comment
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Hey guys, I have a question for you. I’ve been driving now for about 2 1/2 years and I’ve been hauling dry van freight (a little bit of Reefer loads too) the whole time. I have all of my endorsements and now I’m considering switching over and working for a Chemical Liquid Tanker company. They pay by percentage of the load. Here’s my question.

How much does these types of loads pay?

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.


A refrigerated trailer.

PJ's Comment
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It depends on the load and the freight lanes, just like all other truckload freight.

Tankers are a different type of trailer. Single baffle trailers have surge which is a learning curve. They turn differently also, so you will have to practice on that.

I pulled chemicals for 5 1/2 years and loved it. I was also paid on percentage. Different companies have different rates. You did not say which company, so I can’t tell you anything specific. Some are better than others.

In the tanker world hazmat loads in the old days paid better, but not so much anymore. I’ve hauled paper additive that actually paid better than some haz loads.


Hazardous Materials

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


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.
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