Young Lady Interested In Tanker

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Taybaby17's Comment
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Going toward the bulk division for Schneider can anyone give me some insight as to the life? As time pass is being a Owner Operator a choice in this division?

Owner Operator:

An owner-operator is a driver who either owns or leases the truck they are driving. A self-employed driver.

Daniel B.'s Comment
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Well, I can't say I recommend going tanker from the start. Tankers are a lot harder to control and you're almost always loaded to the max. This will be a real challenge for anyone. I would recommend you try to get into Schneiders Dry Van division first and then when you get some experience and feel comfortable you can transfer to the tanker division.

You're going to be spending a lot of time in chemical plants as opposed to warehouses.

I strongly discourage you from becoming an O/O. There is no money in that at all, just a whole lot of risks.

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.
ColeTrucker's Comment
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Going toward the bulk division for Schneider can anyone give me some insight as to the life?

No info about o/o but if you want to do tanker. Do it!

When your mama taught you how to cook, she taught you her way of doing things. As you got older you added this or that to suite you. Learning to become a tanker yanker is the same way. If you are brand new in the trucking world, Schneider has the money and training capability to train you to drive their tanks. Should you decide to leave them after a while......MANY other companies -Trimac, Praxair, Superior Carriers to name a few- will snatch you up in a minute based on your training with Schneider (providing your record is clean). You'll make good money from the START driving tankers.

If you have more specific questions...ask me and I will help you the best way I can.Cole

Taybaby17's Comment
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You're going to be spending a lot of time in chemical plants as opposed to warehouses.

I strongly discourage you from becoming an O/O. There is no money in that at all, just a whole lot of risks.

Thanks for your insight. I know going towards tanker first off is going to be difficult but that has always been my dream career. My brother driving refrigerated/dry so I had my share of driving with dry van I wanted more of a challenge.

If you have any otr tips for me I'll be glad to hear them 😊

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.

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.
Little Debby 's Comment
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Taybaby17 does Schneider pull food grade tankers? If you haul anything food grade, your tanker will not have baffles. Your load will move in dangerous ways. Just FYI. Good luck, girl.

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.
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