CDL-A Company Tanker Drivers in Birmingham, AL
Money in the Tank
We have the best crew on wheels for a reason – our drivers get exactly the pay, benefits, and support they deserve. Now we’re looking for new teammates to join our ranks. Rest assured, at J&M, we always have something special in the tank.
We offer excellent opportunities for Class A Dry Bulk drivers seeking to strive and flourish in the transportation industry, focusing on their professional as well as personal development. No endorsements needed.
Tanker Driver Benefits:
- Pay varies by location – please contact a recruiter for additional information
- $2,000 Transition Bonus – paid out in the first 90 days for drivers with pneumatic experience
- Home Most Days
- Out & Back Freight
- Some Weekend Work possible, depending on our customers' needs
- Paid Tanker Training – Orientation – We'll teach you haw to operate a tank
- Great balance of home time, pay, and benefits
- Paid Vacations and Holidays
- 401(k) with company percentage match
- Performance and referral bonuses
- Medical, Vision, and Dental Insurance, starting as low as $10.99 per week
- Weekly pay and many other great benefits
- Feel like part of a team; Low driver to dispatch ratio (24 hour dispatch)
- Late Model Equipment
- No Tanker Endorsement Needed
- Class A CDL
- 25 years old
- Minimum 12 months verifiable tractor trailer experience
- Live in or near Birmingham, Calera, Decatur, or Sylacauga, AL
In addition to the job benefits mentioned above, there are several other general advantages to truck driving jobs in Birmingham. Trucking dominates the Alabama transportation industry, moving 75% of freight into, out of, and through the state. Alabama’s location in the Deep South along the Gulf of Mexico, along with its one major port, the Port of Mobile, make it an attractive base for truck drivers. Alabama’s interstate system provides direct routes across the south, including two interstates allowing Alabama truck drivers to cross virtually the entire US from east to west.
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The information below provides insight into how working as a Company Driver may meet your expected lifestyle, work into your long-term career plans, and provide the working environment you seek.
What is Company Driver?
Company Drivers are employed by specific companies that maintain its own fleet of trucks. Company Drivers are can be separated into 2 categories: (1) drivers working for trucking carriers that exist for the sole purpose of transporting freight of others, or (2) drivers working for companies that carry its own freight to support its own company’s product or service. Company drivers are in high demand, particular among large carriers.
What are some personal characteristics helpful for Company Drivers?
Aside from the personal characteristics needed to be a good truck driver, a Company Driver can be representing a company with thousands of workers in the US and internationally. Therefore, it is helpful for a Company Driver to keep a happy, helpful demeanor both to the general public and customers. Likewise, reliability, honesty, integrity, and self-motivation is necessary since you won’t have anyone looking over your shoulder or directing your every move. No one will tell you when to get out of bed in the morning or when to take a break or stop driving for the day (except the NMCSA, of course!).
For additional information about Company Drivers, including what is a Company Driver, pathways to securing a driving job, financial investment requirements, personal characteristics, average salaries and compensation structures of Company Drivers, visit Truck Driving Job Resources.
Different types of materials require different types of trailers, and each type of trailer offers drivers its own challenges. Therefore, it is important to understand what is required to not only drive your truck and your freight, but the trailer you are pulling as well.
What is a tanker/fuel transport driver?
Tanker equipment is designed for hauling various types of liquids and gases ranging from water to gasoline to hydrogen or other chemicals. Tankers include trailer used exclusively for the purpose of hauling liquids and flatbed trailers with tanks secured to the trailer.
What characteristics does a tanker driver need?
A tanker driver must accept an extremely high level of responsibility and exercise equally extreme caution when hauling and offloading liquids or gases. Some chemical hauled in tankers can be environmentally-hazardous if released, and other may be deadly — sometime for a considerable distance and requiring evacuations of neighborhoods or business districts. The liability a driver and employer hold when hauling and offloading hazardous materials requires high levels of insurance as well as high premiums. Tanker drivers are not going to be hired if inexperienced or with records of questionable driving behavior.
Tanker drivers must also be detailed in record-keeping. Reading gauges as materials is loaded, hauled, and offloading is important to know how much of a tank’s capacity is delivered to what locations and if gauges indicate leaks. Hazardous material transportation laws can be strict.
What endorsements do tanker drivers need?
Tanker drivers are required to hold the (N) Tanker endorsement, and it is advised to obtain the (H) Hazardous Materials endorsement or (X) Hazardous Material-Tanker combination endorsement. With the endorsement tanker drivers will be limited in the liquids they can haul.
For more information about Tanker Hauling, including what type of companies hire, job requirements, compensation structures, what endorsements are needed, visit Truck Driving Job Resources
Truck driving route type vary within the industry and are dependent on several factors including interstate trucking requirements, route planning, type of cargo hauled, frequency, hazardous materials restrictions, driver experience, etc.
Regional Routes are routes within a specified geographic region. The region may be as small as a few counties in a state, a state itself, or a number of states. Regions are often divided geographically in typical ways including the Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, Southwest Northwest, etc.