Should a guy start out his career driving a tanker truck hauling liquids?

by james
(canada)

I just got my license,now I am looking for work,was offered a job driving b-trains with liquid loads(fertilizer).now I have only driven 53 ft trailers.also they use 18 speed,I was trained on 13.Do you think a new guy should start out this way? and thanks for your help!

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Aug 19, 2010
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Starting out as a trucker pulling liquid
by: Hervy

Liquid is very different than a dry van. I would never hire a new driver to haul liquid but maybe these people know something I don't.

If he is going to provide organized training to your for hauling liquid and he seems to have a major emphasis on safety maybe it's ok.

If he is not going to provide training, don't touch it. Stopping is different, taking curves is different. A lot of details need to be taught to you before you jump in this truck and go.

Good luck and be careful about your decision.

Hervy

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