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Today’s Job of the Day is from Brady Trucking

The best trucks for Over the Road need the best drivers. Brady Trucking needs YOU. We believe every Driver should enjoy a healthy work-life balance, so we offer you the kind of income, benefits and home time that will take care of you and your family. Come and see what Brady Trucking has to offer CDL Truck Drivers and your families.

Brady Trucking logoBrady Trucking, Inc. is seeking Class A CDL Drivers to safely transport dry bulk commodities (no endorsement necessary) tankers and some liquid food grade (tanker endorsement required) primarily through the Midwest and South Central regions.

In this position, you will be:

  • Delivering industrial, commercial, construction and agricultural commodities
  • Pulling hoses and pumping product utilizing a pneumatic (air) compressor
  • Climbing onto trucks and lifting equipment

Why Choose Brady Trucking?

  • You are a mature and independent trucker and we will treat you that way
  • Driver centric company “built by truckers, for truckers”
  • Freedom to choose routes and the home time you need
  • 2019-20 18-speed Peterbilt with state-of-the-art technology and amenities
  • Exceptional compensation and benefits package
  • Travel the country while enjoying a job you love

Brady Trucking is hiring CDL A OTR Liquid/Dry Bulk Driver in the South Central and Midwest United States.

Compensation & Benefits

  • CDL Drivers are paid consistent CPM for loaded and empty miles (paid for all of your miles!)
  • Drivers paid up to $0.50 per mile based off experience
  • $70,000 – $75,000 annual average for year round work
  • $3,000 Sign-On Bonus
  • $2,000 Driver Referral Bonus
  • Average Weekly Miles: 2,500 – 3,000
  • Paid 3-4 day orientation ($200 per day), which generally starts on Tuesdays.  Hotel accommodations are Sunday night through the end of orientation if you are traveling a long distance.
  • Their terminals offer showers, laundry facilities, a driver lounge, and a kitchenette (at most locations) for your everyday needs.
  • Great company benefits including:
    • Medical, Dental, & Vision Insurance available after 60 days
    • Life Insurance
    • 401(k) with employer match
    • HSA with employer match

Routes & Schedule

  • Typical Driver gets home every 2 – 4 weeks, 1-1/2 days home for every week worked with some flexibility built in for your individual needs.
  • Drivers receive their dispatch and make their own schedules and route as long as they are safely on time.
  • Routes are primarily through the Midwest, South, and Southeast regions.
  • For Drivers seeking more adventure, there are also options available that include all 48 states and into Canada
  • Minimal night driving required
  • Take the truck home program

Equipment

  • Beautiful 18-speed Peterbilts (2019 or newer. See our trucks in action on Brady Trucking’s social media!)
  • Equipped with large sleeper, refrigerator, and SiriusXM radio
  • Inward and outward facing cameras (triggered strictly by an event)
  • Governed speed at 68 mph

Qualifications

  • Must be at least 21 years of age
  • Must have a minimum of one (1) year safe tractor-trailer experience
  • Need to have experience driving a manual transmission
  • Must have a clean driving record
  • Must have no violent, sex or theft Felonies in the last 7 years. 7 – 10 years is subject to review.
  • Midwest drivers must live within IN, IL, MO, OH, IA
  • South Central drivers must live within KY, TN, MS, AL, AR, LA, GA, FL

“Built by truckers, for truckers” means that we’re all about Drivers.  Managers and Executives are former Truckers.  We’ve been in a truck and understand the Truck Driver’s lifestyle – time away from home, family needs, life on the road.

We offer top-of-market pay, beautiful Peterbilt equipment, state-of-the-art technology & tools, recognition for your hard work, and “The Extra Mile!”  Our augmented Driver benefits package of extras provide holistic financial, health, and wellness programs to you and your family.  Come join the Brady Family today!

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Join the Brady Trucking Team!

Brady Trucking is hiring CDL A OTR Liquid/Dry Bulk Drivers in the South Central and Midwest. Join the team!

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Dry Bulk Tanks: Everything to Know as a Truck Driver

There’s plenty of options to choose from when you’re deciding which type of truck driving job is right for you. Many drivers look to get started driving some type of tanker trucks. But what about a dry bulk tank driver? Here we’ll take a look at the pros and cons of what you need to know about dry bulk tank trucking.

What are dry bulk tanker trucks?

Dry bulk tanks are pneumatic cylinders, which sit upon a row of cone-shaped hoppers. The freight is loaded from the top of the tank, and exits from the bottom. This configuration releases the freight from the bottom into the hoses that will deliver the product to the customer. The contents pass from the cylinder, through the valves, and are then suctioned or blown out from the tank to the customer’s container.

The materials hauled can be anything from sand, powders and grains, to plastic pellets used to make your coffee pods or gaming devices. Because the materials vary so much, so do their weights. Dense powders weigh significantly more by volume than airy pellets. So careful consideration needs to be paid to weight. And keeping the loads within the weight limits set by the DOT.

Pros

1. Good Pay

These trucks are for carrying specialty freight that can’t be shipped any other way. The materials need to move from point A to point B, but unlike other trailer types where freight types can be mixed to fill up a truck to capacity, these can only haul one thing, in loose bulk. So, these drivers can only carry one thing at a time. And the cost to clean the tank out after a haul is usually built-in to the pricing.

2. Loading Using Gravity

Loading in the freight is aided by gravity. Once the truck arrives for pickup, the driver pulls up to the chute and then the load drops into the tank and gravity does most of the work. The driver then needs to be sure the tops are secure, and the load is settled. Then they can get moving on their way down the road. Instead of loading and a balancing an entire trailer full of pallets or containers, this can save some time in any trucker’s day.

3. Consistent Home Time for Most Positions

Many of these runs are regional and can result in more home time for the trucker. Though it’s a pretty tall order to guarantee a steady 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM schedule, drivers might be able to get pretty close to that with this type of trucking job.

We talked to Vincent, a Dry Bulk Truck Driver for Transport Elz, and he shared his feedback:

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Vincent, Dry Bulk Tank Driver

“I’ve been doing this job for about 6 months. We transport cement powder. These are a very nice transport. In addition, we are hardly ever dirty except if we stop for some reason. The only weak point in my opinion is that there are no schedules. We often start at night but never at the same time.”

For drivers that enjoy work-life balance with home time every week, driving a dry bulk tanker might be a good choice.

Cons

1. Expensive Equipment

When compared to a dry van trailer, a dry bulk tank trailer can be quite expensive. Due to the nature of the cargo being hauled, the systems in place on the trailers to load in and load out the materials add to the complexity of the equipment. These hoses, blowers, vacuums, and siphons make for a much higher price tag due to the specialization needed.

2. Loads Can Shift

These tankers have high centers of gravity, and while driving, the loads can shift. So extra care must be taken when driving this type of freight. For a newer driver, this takes some practice and skill-building for the long haul.

3. Cleaning Requirements

Since the materials hauled in these trailers are not in any protective packaging, there is a need to completely clean everything out between runs. If you’re hauling pellets, sand, or some other type of loose material, residue on the inside of the trailer can be a big problem with the new load. Imagine hauling white plastic pellets for a job, but somehow that load got contaminated with something blue from the last load. In the eyes of the customer, the entire load might be unusable.

Advice from the Road

We talked to Eno Inc., a dry bulk family-owned transportation company providing services to the construction industry in both Florida and Illinois. They shared,

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Eno Inc.

“Honestly I think the biggest con [of dry bulk] is the hours. What we do isn’t hard, but the hours are long. We run everything within DOT regulations, but the hours are still get to the guys. I think we’ve had more turnover because of the hours than any other issue.”

If you’re a new driver determining the best route to take in your trucking career, this should give you enough information about driving dry bulk tanks to get you started. If you do decide this is the type of driving you’d like to do, we can help you find a great opportunity.

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Today’s job of the day is from Mennel Milling Company

At The Mennel Milling Company, we are proud of our heritage and excited about our future. We have been in business for over 130 years because we do things the right way, with integrity. We measure our success by each of the custom products that we produce and through a keen understanding of our customer’s unique and individual needs. Anchored by our core values – quality, uniformity, and service – Mennel is committed to always bringing our best.

Mennel Milling Company is hiring a Local Bulk CDL A Truck Driver in Fostoria, OH and a Regional Dry Van CDL A Truck Driver in Northwest Ohio.

COMPENSATION:

  • $0.51 per mile trip rate (averages $2,300-$2,600 bi-weekly)
    • Avg miles – 2,100/week
  • Home Daily
  • Saturday/Sunday rates
  • Holiday rates
  • Loading and unloading pay
  • Layover pay
  • Regional: Food allowance – $18/day

BENEFITS:

  • Medical, dental, vision – after 90 days
  • 401K and company match – after 6 months
  • 11 paid holidays, Paid Time Off is offered
  • Uniforms provided
  • Cell phone reimbursement
  • EZ Pass/tolls

ROUTE,  HOME TIME & DUTIES:

  • Local Drivers
    • Shift varies depending on workload, typically 10-14 hours per day
    • Home Daily
    • 6 days worked per week
  • Regional Drivers
    • Shift varies depending on workload, typically 10-14 hours per day.
    • 5 days worked per week
    • Freight is customer driven based on appointment times – could leave out Sunday afternoons for Monday am delivery and return with a back haul for a reload in Fostoria
    • Drivers can be home 1 or two nights per week
  • Essential Duties
    • Transport palletized flour in a safe and efficient manner
    • Local: Loading and unloading pneumatic trailer is required
    • Regional: No Touch Freight
    • Conduct daily inspections of the vehicle up to and including observation and reporting equipment or mechanical failures.
    • Comply with all DOT and in-house regulations and rules.
    • Serve as a brand advocate and ambassador in every interaction with customers.

EQUIPMENT:

  • Local: Day cabs with dry bulk pneumatic trailers (automatic)
  • Regional: 2013 and newer regional sleeper truck (automatic), no slip seating, Macks & Volvos.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

While performing the duties of these jobs, the employee is regularly exposed to conditions that are typical to a fast–paced environment, including: moving equipment and machinery, dusty, hot/humid, and cold conditions; employee must be willing to work in all weather conditions, at heights, in precarious places; in the presence of airborne particles.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Minimum age of 23 years old
  • Class A driver’s license in good standing
  • 1+ year experience as a driver of commercial motor vehicles
  • No record of driver’s license suspension or revocation during the previous three year period

Interested in applying?

Learn more about the job requirements, benefits, pay, and more.

Local Bulk Driver  Regional Dry Van Driver