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Why You Should Consider a Pneumatic Trucking Job

Advantages of Pneumatic Trucking


If you are in search of a truck driving job with great pay, steady work, consistent home time, and easy freight you should consider hauling dry bulk products.


Take a look at some of the main advantages and benefits of pneumatic hauling.


Steady Work - Because of the variety of freight available, dry bulk work is steady year-round and most pneumatic products can't be shipped any other way.


Good Pay - Since the work is steady, many drivers have the same or similar runs day-to-day. The average pneumatic truck drivers salary in the USA is $74,500-$87,000 per year.


Easy freight handling/Little Manual Labor - The ease of loading and unloading a dry bulk tanker is one of its main advantages and contributes to cost savings. Training can usually be completed in 5-10 days. The cargo is in a vacuum-sealed tanker during transport preventing contamination, spillage and leakage.


Consistent Home Time - Typical runs are regional and can result in more home time for drivers. Those hauling over-the-road can usually set a schedule to be home every weekend. For drivers that enjoy work-life balance with home time every week, driving a dry bulk tanker might be a good choice.


Non-hazardous materials - Products typically hauled by pneumatic tankers at companies like Carleton Transport:

  • Construction materials such as cement, sand, ash, and lime

  • Food products including flour, sugar, grains (wheat, oats etc), and starch

  • Feed products


Truck drivers looking for reliable freight in a niche application may find a perfect fit in the dry bulk industry. A CDL-A is required for pneumatic drivers. Since dry bulk is such an important component of today’s supply chains, pneumatic drivers are busy year-round. Demand for this niche industry is steady and the pay is good. More information about pneumatic driving.


At Carleton Transport, our goal is to create calm in the chaos of the trucking industry through offering drivers more flexibility. If you’re interested in hearing more about our current driving opportunities, call 402-332-0260 to speak with our recruiter. Or, visit our driving jobs page at carletontransport.com/driving-jobs today.

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