How to Get a Tank Truck Driver Job at Northwest Tank Lines

How to Get a Tank Truck Driver Job at Northwest Tank Lines

Are you ready to hit the open road and embark on a rewarding career as a tank truck driver? If you have a passion for driving and the trucking industry, becoming a tank truck driver at Northwest is the perfect choice. 

Northwest Tank Lines is an industry-wide leader in the transportation operation that offers excellent job opportunities and a supportive work environment for passionate drivers. We pride ourselves on our commitment to excellence and safety. By joining our team, you’ll receive a full welcome package, amazing benefits, job security, schedule consistency, the chance to work with state-of-the-art equipment, and experience the freedom of the open road! 

Take the first step today towards a journey that combines your love for driving with a rewarding and fulfilling profession. Here’s how you can become a tank truck driver at Northwest Tank Lines:

Step 1: Apply online, or give us a call. 

The first step to kickstart your journey as a tank truck driver at Northwest is to let us know you’re interested in joining the team. You have the option to apply on our website or via Indeed (job board), and you’re welcome to connect with us directly through a phone call. To move forward with the interview process, make sure to include your resume and 5 year commercial driver abstract. Northwest relies on a large team of experienced, highly trained professional drivers. We’re looking for drivers with:

  • 5 years of experience as a Class 1 Driver 
  • 3 years of Bulk Fluid Hauling experience, or equivalent
  • 1 year of experience with Super B Trailers 

Step 2: Interview & Employment Checks

The interview is the next step and provides an opportunity for Northwest to assess your suitability for the position and gauge your compatibility with our company culture. Be prepared to discuss your past experiences, skills, and your commitment to safety. We’ll conduct employment and background checks, and review your abstract.

Step 3: Pre-Employment Testing

As a tank truck driver, you’ll be responsible for transporting hazardous materials safely. At Northwest, the safety of our employees and the general public is our top priority. Therefore, expect to undergo pre-employment testing to ensure that you meet the necessary health and safety standards required for the job. You’ll be guided through a D&A test, and a road test (pre-trip inspection, coupling and uncoupling procedures, safe operation, overall driving skills and behaviour, etc.) to ensure your skills are adequate.

Step 4: Orientation & Training

Once you’ve successfully completed the interview and pre-employment testing, you’ll enter the orientation and training phase. We value the professional development of our drivers and strive to provide comprehensive training, ensuring you’re well-prepared for the job. Our training program equips you with the knowledge and skills necessary to excel in your role as a tank truck driver. As a part of our two-day in-person orientation, you’ll receive specific instructions on operating tank trucks, handling hazardous materials, emergency response procedures, and company policies. Subsequent training takes place in-field until you’re comfortable to be on the road.

Step 5: Welcome to the Family!

Congratulations! After completing all hiring requirements and training, you’re officially part of the Northwest family. As a tank truck driver here, you’ll have access to excellent benefits, competitive compensation packages, and opportunities for career growth. We take pride in our commitment to industry-leading safety standards and you’ll be an integral part of maintaining that reputation.

Securing a tank truck driver position at Northwest Tank Lines is an exciting opportunity to pursue a fulfilling career on the open road.  By following the steps outlined above, you can ready yourself for success. Apply to join our family today and embark on a fulfilling and rewarding career as a tank truck driver with us!

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