Some days, I really miss working for this company. Had some very impressive pay cheques, which I am yet to match in my current job, four years later.
Workload was heavy, but not overwhelming. Always had enough energy left at the end of the week to wash the truck.
The job required a lot of driving skill, as the tankers consisted of one long compartment barrel (no smaller compartments with bulkheads, like fuel tankers). Consequently, the sloshing could give you back and neck pain pretty quick if you didn't learn to drive very smoothly.
The chemicals they transport (sodium hydroxide, sulfuric acid, hydrochloric acid) are VERY bad for the health. My teeth started to crack and erode during my tenure with Caron's. Also developed a bit of a productive cough at times, even though I've never touched a cigarette.
I suppose that's the trade-off. It was one I was no longer willing to make, for the sake of my health.
very good pay and benefits. newer, well-maintained equipment
long work days, away from home a lot, dangerous chemicals