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CDL-A Truck Driver Job – Tanker Driver – Oakley Transport

CDL-A Truck Driver Job – Tanker Driver – Oakley Transport
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Oakley Transport is the premier leader in the liquid, food grade transportation sector. We enhance our customer's supply chain with the highest quality of reliable over-the-road and dedicated transportation services.
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CDL-A Tanker Truck Drivers in Chicago, Illinois:  Let’s Keep America Fed! Food Grade Tank In High Demand!

$7,500 Sign-On Bonus + First Rate Pay & Benefits

In an unprecedented time in America, driving professionals like you are needed now more than ever. As a food transportation company, Oakley’s operations are in high demand and are vital to the food manufacturers in the U.S. We know our professional drivers will single-handedly keep shelves stocked and our fellow American’s fed. We continue to focus on supporting our people in every aspect as we tackle this increased responsibility and know that we will come out stronger, and bigger, than where we started.

We ask you to answer the call, to rise to the occasion and come to Oakley where you will always feel like, and be treated as, the professional driver you are. It’s time to Explore Your Opportunities at Oakley Transport!

Chicago Tanker Drivers Enjoy:

    • Bring Your Experience – We Pay Up To 60 cpm
    • Great Sign On Bonuses! Up to $7,000 Based on Your Tanker Experience!
    • Get Home Weekly and During the Week if Possible
    • Mileage Productivity Bonus – Earn Up To 4 cpm Extra Every Month
    • Safe Driving Performance Program – Earn Up To 5 cpm Extra Every Month
    • Capitalize On Our Pump Pay Out of Our Chicago Terminal
    • $300 Orientation Incentive + Paid Orientation; Get In & Get Rolling!
    • Driver Mentor Program
    • Driver Retention and Driver Recognition Programs
    • Late-Model Volvo Tractors & High Quality Food Grade Tanks
    • Premium Health Benefits after 60 Days – medical, dental, vision
    • 401(k) w/ Company Contributions
    • Rider Program

 

Truck Driver Requirements:

    • Class A CDL
    • 22 years of age
    • Reside 100 miles of Chicago, Ill., or 150 miles of Lafayette, Ind.
    • 1 year professional driving experience within the last 3 years
    • No endorsement required, but willingness to obtain tanker and HAZMAT endorsements
    • No tanker experience required

 

Oakley prides itself on daily operations that are continuously focused on bettering each driver’s experience. Don’t Wait. Call Oakley Today – Where Trust Matters!

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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

Endorsements are required “permissions” for CDL holders driving and hauling various types of equipment and freight. You can earn endorsements at the same time as your CDL, or you can apply for them after you have been driving for a while.

Hazardous Materials (HazMat) Endorsement: the (H) endorsement. This endorsement is required if you are transporting hazardous materials such as flammable liquids, combustible liquids, gases, and other explosive materials. The (H) endorsement is available and is required of all CDL holders transporting these materials, even at the Class C CDL level.

To earn and maintain the HazMat (H) endorsement, drivers must successful complete the following: (1) written knowledge test, (2) Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Security Threat Assessment application, (3) submit fingerprints along with two forms of ID (Driver’s license, DOT medical card, etc.) and (4) periodic written knowledge retest.

Truck driving jobs requiring endorsements may offer opportunities for increased per mile, hourly, or route-specific compensation. Extra compensation based on endorsements will vary by the carrier. For more information about endorsements and what is required to obtain a Hazardous Materials (HazMat) endorsement, visit Truck Driving Job Resources.

Endorsements are required “permissions” for CDL holders driving and hauling various types of equipment and freight. You can earn endorsements at the same time as your CDL, or you can apply for them after you have been driving for a while.

Tanker Endorsement: (N) endorsement. This endorsement allows you to operate a tank vehicle. The endorsement is required for both vehicles designed with both permanently and temporarily attached tanks. Examples of tank vehicles are those used to transport liquids or liquid gas materials. The requirement to obtain the Tanker (N) endorsement is passing a written knowledge test.

Truck driving jobs requiring endorsements may offer opportunities for increased per mile, hourly, or route-specific compensation. Extra compensation based on endorsements will vary by the carrier. For more information about endorsements and what is required to obtain a Tanker endorsement, 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.

Over the Road (OTR) Routes are likely those that most people with minimal knowledge of the trucking industry envision drivers working. OTR routes can be regional with occasional outside of region assignments or they may be cross-country to make one delivery or several along the way. OTR drivers are generally paid by the mile and are on the road for much of the year with limited home time.

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.