Trucking Jobs New Driver Jobs Flatbed Jobs Tanker Jobs Refrigerated Jobs Auto Hauler Jobs
Page 2 of 7 FirstFirst 1234 ... LastLast
Results 11 to 20 of 65
  1. #11
    Light Load Member
    Member Since
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Miami, Fl
    Trucker?
    Student
    Posts
    106
    Thanks
    24
    Thanked: 7 Times
    Quote Originally Posted by long_n_low88 View Post
    I work in the oilfield in texas and heres your answers. You can get a job hauling water and maybe hauling sand with no driving experience. The reason that they cant fill these positions is that its very hard work. Lots of manual labor, lots of hours (70-100 per week) and very little time off. Yes it is dangerous work. You drive in sometimes very inhospitable areas, the wellsites are often jam packed with equipment wether it is drilling rigs or pressure pumping equipment. The upside to it is you make VERY good money doing it. I average 80-100k a year driving for someone else. Its not for everyone though, very rough life

    thanks for the info... can u tell us what is the name of the company so i can apply...

    i have to relocated.?......or i can work like 3 or 4 week in a row and take 1 week off so i can come home...?..

    thanks


  2. #12
    Crusty In Training Logan76's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jul 2009
    Location
    kittanning, PA
    Trucker?
    No Answer
    Posts
    3,723
    Thanks
    4,499
    Thanked: 2,468 Times
    What are you talking about hauling water is hard work?! I didnt realize dragging a couple of cam lock 4" hoses around was hard...

    I'll tell ya that I went from hauling water to doing flatbed and the flatbed work is kicking my butt.

    I don't know about dangerous, you kinda get used to the frac jobs and rigs, alot of times you haul your water to and from impoundments off the well pad itself.

    I'm not saying your lying, I just dont think that it's too hard of a job.

  3. The Following 4 Users Say Thank You to Logan76 For This Useful Post:


  4. #13
    Bobtail Member
    Member Since
    Mar 2012
    Location
    san antonio tx
    Trucker?
    Student
    Posts
    22
    Thanks
    10
    Thanked: 4 Times
    Quote Originally Posted by long_n_low88 View Post
    I work in the oilfield in texas and heres your answers. You can get a job hauling water and maybe hauling sand with no driving experience. The reason that they cant fill these positions is that its very hard work. Lots of manual labor, lots of hours (70-100 per week) and very little time off. Yes it is dangerous work. You drive in sometimes very inhospitable areas, the wellsites are often jam packed with equipment wether it is drilling rigs or pressure pumping equipment. The upside to it is you make VERY good money doing it. I average 80-100k a year driving for someone else. Its not for everyone though, very rough life
    I thought hauling water wasthe easier of the jobs Hahaha...I love finding out the "real" deal. No the company didn't say it was a blog did, that makes sense since they said they would rewind us to drive with a yard full if equipment!!! Can you offer a few more truths concerning the job I know nothing so any little something is good. I'm going to school soon for.CDL then onto the yard in Texas.

  5. The Following User Says Thank You to turksrig For This Useful Post:


  6. #14
    Bobtail Member
    Member Since
    Mar 2012
    Location
    san antonio tx
    Trucker?
    Student
    Posts
    22
    Thanks
    10
    Thanked: 4 Times
    Quote Originally Posted by long_n_low88 View Post
    I work in the oilfield in texas and heres your answers. You can get a job hauling water and maybe hauling sand with no driving experience. The reason that they cant fill these positions is that its very hard work. Lots of manual labor, lots of hours (70-100 per week) and very little time off. Yes it is dangerous work. You drive in sometimes very inhospitable areas, the wellsites are often jam packed with equipment wether it is drilling rigs or pressure pumping equipment. The upside to it is you make VERY good money doing it. I average 80-100k a year driving for someone else. Its not for everyone though, very rough life
    Quote Originally Posted by Logan76 View Post
    What are you talking about hauling water is hard work?! I didnt realize dragging a couple of cam lock 4" hoses around was hard...

    I'll tell ya that I went from hauling water to doing flatbed and the flatbed work is kicking my butt.

    I don't know about dangerous, you kinda get used to the frac jobs and rigs, alot of times you haul your water to and from impoundments off the well pad itself.

    I'm not saying your lying, I just dont think that it's too hard of a job.

    Now this is more like what I heard, I'm fine with hard work I just wanna get a bead on what I'm gonna be up against

  7. #15
    Bobtail Member
    Member Since
    May 2012
    Trucker?
    22 Years
    Posts
    1
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked: 0 Times
    i was working in the oil fields in south tx. but quit due to low pay for the amount of time spent away from home for about 6/7 hundred aweek.its just not worth it. there is just too many co. hauling frac sand,i dont see any way to make 80/100 thousand a year

  8. #16
    Bobtail Member
    Member Since
    Mar 2012
    Location
    san antonio tx
    Trucker?
    Student
    Posts
    22
    Thanks
    10
    Thanked: 4 Times
    I was told 60 hrs at 18 per hour plus they are paying for my school CDL, seems good but I have not gotten a check yet hahahah

  9. #17
    Master FMCSA Interpreter GasHauler's Avatar
    Member Since
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Vegas/Jersey
    Trucker?
    20 Years
    Age
    61
    Posts
    4,907
    Thanks
    425
    Thanked: 2,913 Times
    Sounds like young persons work. It would be a good place to build experience if you wanted to go after the higher paying tanker jobs but you've got to be careful. Anytime there's a boom there's short cuts that companies take that do not hurt them but screw you big time. Not all but those who run trash equipment and pay no attention to safety. If you're going to have a future in this industry you must protect your record.

  10. The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to GasHauler For This Useful Post:


  11. #18
    Bobtail Member
    Member Since
    May 2012
    Location
    Rochester NY
    Trucker?
    Student
    Posts
    49
    Thanks
    43
    Thanked: 16 Times

    Hard work wanted

    I am just starting out, in good shape, single and don't mind the hours. What is the manual labor? Any advice or suggestions appreciated. I would rather work in the Dakotas. (From NY and prefer the cold to the heat)
    Quote Originally Posted by long_n_low88 View Post
    I work in the oilfield in texas and heres your answers. You can get a job hauling water and maybe hauling sand with no driving experience. The reason that they cant fill these positions is that its very hard work. Lots of manual labor, lots of hours (70-100 per week) and very little time off. Yes it is dangerous work. You drive in sometimes very inhospitable areas, the wellsites are often jam packed with equipment wether it is drilling rigs or pressure pumping equipment. The upside to it is you make VERY good money doing it. I average 80-100k a year driving for someone else. Its not for everyone though, very rough life

  12. #19
    Medium Load Member nicholas_jordan's Avatar
    Member Since
    Mar 2012
    Location
    temple texas
    Trucker?
    0-1 Year
    Posts
    609
    Thanks
    277
    Thanked: 100 Times
    My Truckers Blog
    2
    I think this post exemplifies why the internet can be a weak information source - we have those people sitting around in front of a computer screen who would not even know what a cam-lock is ....

    I can do flatbed, or at least I could if I could find the companies ~ to serve the original poster's goals we cannot really give a good idea of how risk-intensive the work is with no grasp of what - if any - heavy or industrial work the person has done.

    OP -> any such work involves risks that cannot be safely accomplished without great time around equipment and as well a natural feel for how such things are .... Something Mr. Redneck can probably grasp well. Hauling water is not all that "dangerous" compared to what the other haulage might be but { especially tankers } can "get away from you" rather fast and so for some rather "simple" driving mistakes + (plus) even once you get used to them being tired or whatever makes it hard to gauge the risk

    I am seeking the same thing and have been working on it, the major challenge seems to be finding the field office for companies that hire zero-time / low-time drivers .... I listed on Manta to assist my search and that is the best I have found so far & beyond that it is subscribing to newspapers in Karnes, Goliad, Bee, Victoria, Lavaca County, Texas .... then finding the newspapers and reading the want-ads .... that is just to get on & once you find work somewhere around and in the oilfield it usually moves to word-of-mouth about some job that is really good

    Getting there from scratch-zero is beyond what we would call a challenge.

    1] Good question, and one we should work on rather well as no such thing as passing up a $20 / hour job hauling water for a chance to ##### about O.T.R. will ever make any sense other than some A.J. type hyper-critical suggestion that it is to keep away competition.
    2] Dont worry about it ~ I have vast experience going into a completely new field and making long-term history of it -- those people of are no use for your efforts and if you hear any such terminology your efforts are better directed toward keeping your own job = which translates as if they have the time to be critical of you like that maybe you want to watch how they work and learn from it + if not it does not matter anyway [!]
    3] Other areas can be undue risk, water tanker has a special sway that has to be known and driven to correct for ~ other than that it is standard risks like backing is only for achieved work

  13. #20
    Light Load Member wowo6057's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jul 2010
    Location
    not Rialto Ca.
    Trucker?
    6 Years
    Posts
    213
    Thanks
    227
    Thanked: 32 Times
    My Truckers Blog
    2
    where does one apply? all i found was SNI apply sites and that may be the way to go.

Page 2 of 7 FirstFirst 1234 ... LastLast