Tank Truck Driver

Drive tank trucks to deliver gasoline, fuel oil, or lubricating oil.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$25,000 – $57,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Tank Truck Drivers do?

Drives tank truck to deliver gasoline, fuel oil, lubricating oil, or liquefied petroleum gas to customers: Drives truck into position to load at filling rack. Opens valves or starts pumps to fill tank. Reads gauges or meters and records quantity loaded. Drives truck to customer’s premises. Connects hose to tank and opens valves. Records amount delivered and issues ticket to customer. May attach ground wire to truck. May be designated according to type of fuel delivered as Fuel-Oil-Delivery Driver; Gas-Delivery Driver. May drive trailer truck and be designated Trailer-Tank-Truck Driver.

Should I be a Tank Truck Driver?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Tank Driver, Tanker Driver, Tank Wagon Driver, Trailer-Tank-Truck Driver

    How to become a Tank Truck Driver

    Most Tank Truck Drivers have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Doctorate degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9taaab&chl=no+college+%2875%25%29|certificate+%2823%25%29||||doctorate+%282%25%29&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,75,75
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