Tanker What is the average day like for a non-OTR tanker driver?

Jigsaw

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Im looking at applying for a tanker position soon.
 

Fins

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I love it. Do my 8-12, whatever is needed and go home. No other ass in my seat.

What you choose to haul is up to you.

Ewell has a terminal near me and mostly does soft drink syrup off of the rail cars.

You could go with fuel if you have HazMat. 5-6 day weeks, 50-60 hours and they can gross upward of 85k. More with the right company.
 

Shreck

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I love it. Do my 8-12, whatever is needed and go home. No other ass in my seat.

What you choose to haul is up to you.

Ewell has a terminal near me and mostly does soft drink syrup off of the rail cars.

You could go with fuel if you have HazMat. 5-6 day weeks, 50-60 hours and they can gross upward of 85k. More with the right company.
Do you know if that’s what Ewell does out of there termial in Lakeland
 

Jigsaw

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I love it. Do my 8-12, whatever is needed and go home. No other ass in my seat.

What you choose to haul is up to you.

Ewell has a terminal near me and mostly does soft drink syrup off of the rail cars.

You could go with fuel if you have HazMat. 5-6 day weeks, 50-60 hours and they can gross upward of 85k. More with the right company.
How do you fill/unload the tankers? Do you back into a filling station like you would with a dock?
 

Hammer166

Instigateur №166™
How do you fill/unload the tankers? Do you back into a filling station like you would with a dock?
Most loading is pull through. Unload is a mix of both. I've delivered into some older places where getting in the pit was as challenging as any dock back. Blindside over a crest, for example.
 

Fins

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Most loading is pull through. Unload is a mix of both. I've delivered into some older places where getting in the pit was as challenging as any dock back. Blindside over a crest, for example.
I load in a bottom loading petroleum rack. Hook up the riser and blow it in at 650 gpm. Gate to gate in 25 minutes with no waiting. Unload through a 4" hose to a pump and into an above ground tank. Depending on my customer, I may pump it. Military and Space center gets pumped into a 5000 gallon tank wagon which transfers to the Jet. P-3's, T-38's, AN124's, C-5's, C-17's, etc...
 

Fins

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Curious what ignited it.
 
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