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CDL-A Tanker Drivers from Columbus, GA – get home most nights

Out and back runs!
J&M Tank Lines
J&M Tank Lines
We are Family; we are Quality; we are Safety
J&M Tank Lines is a family-owned company in business since 1948. As an industry leader in dry-bulk transport, J&M is backed by an elite force of professional drivers and industry experts dedicated to service and safety.
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CDL-A Company Tanker Drivers in Columbus, GA

Regional Runs – Home Most Nights

Earn up to $1,700/week with out and back runs

 

J&M Tank Lines, Inc. is a family owned & operated company, running the Southeast and Texas, that has been in business since 1948. The company founder started the company with a $125 loan from the People’s Bank in Selma, Alabama, moved his one truck to Montgomery, Alabama and the legacy of J&M Tank Lines was in motion.

Since that time, J&M Tank Lines has expanded to cover primarily the Southeast, from Texas to the Carolinas. And, although business, locations and people have changes over the years, the one thing that hasn’t is the work ethic that transformed a one truck operation into the premier bulk carrier in the industry.

 

Tanker Driver Benefits

  •  Top runners earn up to $1,700/week (avg $1,200-1,400)
  •  Out & Back Freight – Dedicated Freight (Primarily Southeast)
  •  Guaranteed Weekly Pay – Consistent Paychecks
  •  Paid Tanker Training
  •  Dedicated Lanes – Primarily in the Southeast
  •  Great Work/Life Balance
  •  Paid Vacation & Holidays
  •  401K w/ Company Match
  •  Performance & Referral Bonuses
  •  Medical, Dental & Vision Insurance Available
  •  24 Hour Dispatch
  •  Late Model Equipment

 

Driver Requirements

  • Class A CDL
  • 25 years old
  • Minimum 12 months verifiable tractor trailer experience
  • Live within 100 miles of Decatur, AL or Holly Springs, GA

In addition to the job benefits mentioned above, there are several other general advantages to truck driving jobs in Columbus. With ports along the Atlantic Ocean and strong highway network, Georgia is well-known as a base for carriers and many truck drivers. Georgia’s warm climate allows for year-round activity in most transportation industry sectors and helps pull up the slack of other less prominent states in the trucking industry.

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Company Drivers

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.

Dedicated Routes are most often assigned to specific drivers who drive the specifically assigned routes and no others. Dedicated route drivers are often regional or local and have more opportunities for home time. They are also frequently reserved for drivers who may find OTR routes more difficult.

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.