Now hiring CDL-A Hazmat/Tanker Truck Drivers

Puryear Tank Lines was established by Harold Puryear who began as a driver. Later he would be succeeded by Donnie Puryear and then later by his son Donnie who both drove prior to leading the company.  Puryear Tank Lines has always been owned and operated by former drivers.

Earn $75,000 to $125,000 per year

  • 30% of drivers make more than $80k-$90k/year
  • Driver Referral Bonus: $1,200 per driver referral (paid out $100 per month as long as that employee stays)
  • We had one driver that referred 8 drivers and was getting $800 per month and paid off his pickup truck!

Job Summary

  • The Truck Driver is responsible for driving a large tractor-trailer with safety as the first priority.  Drivers must remain seated in the driver’s seat for extended periods of time. Vehicle inspections require the Driver to walk, stoop and bend at the knees. (See physical abilities test requirements)
  • Drivers must work a flexible schedule.
  • Drivers serve as the company representative when delivering loads and interacting with customers, and are expected to treat customers with courtesy and respect at all times. Drivers interact with other Drivers on a minimal basis.


  • Late model, well maintained KWs and Petes
  • Every truck is inspected and approved by our owner
  • GPS
  • ELDs

Main Job Tasks

  • Operates vehicle in a manner that shows safety is a priority
  • Drives defensively at all times to avoid accidents
  • Visually and manually inspects the inside and outside of the vehicle
  • Follows a structured checklist to document condition of the vehicle
  • Documents improperly working items or damage to the vehicle
  • Loads and unloads freight according to customer and freight handling specifications
  • Secures cargo for transport
  • Checks and protects freight during transport
  • Maneuvers truck into loading or unloading positions, and checks that vehicle loading and unloading equipment is properly positioned
  • Interacts with customers in a pleasant and friendly manner
  • Responds to customer complaints and issues in a calm and professional manner
  • Obtains receipts or signatures when required
  • Checks and documents condition of vehicle at completion of transport
  • Documents all mileage and service hours to abide by D.O.T. log regulations
  • Describes vehicle condition to Maintenance personnel when repairs are needed
  • Uses PeopleNet to communicate with Dispatch
  • Completes all other daily responsibilities of a driving professional
  • Attends safety meetings and training programs to remain up-to-date on safety policies and procedures, and ensure that reoccurring training is complete as required.

Qualifications & Requirements

  • High school diploma or GED
  • 2 years of driving experience
  • Valid driver’s license in the state he/she resides
  • Class A Commercial Driver’s License (CDL)
  • Hazmat/Tanker endorsement
  • TWIC
  • Acceptable driving record meeting company hiring standards, verified through a current Motor Vehicle Record (MVR)
  • Ability to pass a criminal background check
  • Ability to pass a pre-hire driving test
  • Ability to pass a D.O.T. level physical and drug/alcohol test
  • Ability to pass physical abilities test
  • Knowledge of traffic laws, rules, and regulations
  • Customer-service oriented
  • Demonstrates characteristics of a team player
  • Oral and written communication skills
  • Neat, clean personal appearance

  • Job type
  • cdl_driver
  • Driver types
  • Company Driver
  • Freight types
  • Tanker
  • Route types
  • OTR, Regional
  • Salary
  • $75,000 to $125,000 / Year
  • Specializations
  • Hazmat
  • Required cdl class
  • A
  • Required endorsements
  • Hazardous Materials, Tank Vehicle
  • Required yrs experience
  • 2