Tanker Truck Blog

The James J Williams Tanker Trucking Blog has information about truck driving jobs – learn more about the life of a tanker truck driver; tanker safety – get tips on staying safe on the road; trucking tips – learn how to get the most out of your time on the road; and CDL training – get insider knowledge from the pros to help you pass your CDL.

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3 Tips for Passing a DOT Level 1 Inspection

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Passing a DOT inspection is a regular event in the life of a professional truck driver. However, a failed inspection will cost you on average $851, excluding fines and repair expenses. And that cost can go up – way up. If the inspection results in…

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Best Tanker Companies To Drive For

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Truck drivers have a lot to think about when asking themselves about the Best Tanker Companies To Drive For.  It isn’t as simple as seeing what’s the Best Tanker Companies Near Me.  Our team of over 70 drivers asked themselves what the best companies were,…

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Body Mechanics: Life on the Road for a Tanker Truck Driver

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Professional truck drivers didn’t start as “professionals.” From Day One of their truck driving training they had to learn that the truck is really an extension of the man or woman behind the wheel, and that what happens on their watch is their responsibility. Driver…

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backing a truck

The 7 Best Tips for Backing a Tanker Truck

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Backing a commercial tractor and trailer is one of the most dangerous maneuvers a truck driver will ever be asked to do. Roughly 15% of all professional truck driving accidents occur while backing, and backing accidents are almost always preventable. James J Williams Bulk Transport…

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Hours of Service for Tanker Truck Drivers

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Among the highest number of violations each year in the trucking industry are Hours of Service (HOS) violations. And if a tanker driver is cited for exceeding allowed on-duty time by as little as three hours, the personal fine could be $2,750, while the carrier…

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Types of Tanker Driver Pay

8 Types of Truck Driver Pay

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Money is what makes truck driving jobs a profession, and what a professional truck driver gets paid is determined by the company they work for and the work they have been hired to do. But understanding the many types of truck driver pay can be…

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Tanker Truck Tire Maintenance

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Flatbed truck drivers put more miles on their tires than drivers in any other industry. Hauling tens of billions of cargo pounds over hundreds of billions of road-miles annually, professional drivers understand the importance of truck tire maintenance. INSPECTION Required before and after every trip,…

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Best Tips for Truckers to Stay in Touch

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The freedom of over the road and long haul trucking are a big draw for a lot of people. But even the most independent truck drivers want to stay in touch with friends and loved ones back home. Calling and texting when you aren’t driving…

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factors that impact stopping distance

5 Factors That Impact Stopping Distance

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Experienced truck drivers know that a truck’s stopping distance is much more complex than just response time and truck speed. There are five primary environmental factors that can impact stopping distance, and knowing how to respond to them is key to controlling your vehicle. Traction…

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How to prevent a jackknife

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It’s winter. That means inclement weather and slick road conditions. James J Williams Bulk Transport is proud to employ the best truck drivers in the industry but, given the right conditions, even the best can find themselves threatened with a jackknifed tanker truck. Planning and…

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