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    Female Drivers in the TX Oilfields?

    As the title suggests, I'm wondering if there are any companies that hire female drivers in the TX oilfields... I have a CDL-A, tanker, dbl/trpl, hazmat, and a TWIC with a little over a year of OTR experience (no tanker exp though)...

    What are the chances that there are companies willing to hire a female driver?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Nevanerviss View Post
    As the title suggests, I'm wondering if there are any companies that hire female drivers in the TX oilfields... I have a CDL-A, tanker, dbl/trpl, hazmat, and a TWIC with a little over a year of OTR experience (no tanker exp though)...

    What are the chances that there are companies willing to hire a female driver?
    Willing? What? Huh?



    They can't not hire you because you're a woman. Well, unless you just have physical attributes that would interfere.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fr8te_sh8ker View Post
    Willing? What? Huh?

    They can't not hire you because you're a woman. Well, unless you just have physical attributes that would interfere.
    I understand THAT part, but barring the EEOC stuff, in reading a lot of the threads in the "Oilfield Section" of the forum, I haven't heard of women being hired...

    I'm speaking primarily of the TX oilfields, because being a female at a "man camp" in ND sounds like a contradiction in and of itself, nor do I wanna deal with the harsh winters... I already deal with harsh winters (living in Michigan), and the whole point of going to TX would be to get away from ol' man winter...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nevanerviss View Post
    I understand THAT part, but barring the EEOC stuff, in reading a lot of the threads in the "Oilfield Section" of the forum, I haven't heard of women being hired...

    I'm speaking primarily of the TX oilfields, because being a female at a "man camp" in ND sounds like a contradiction in and of itself, nor do I wanna deal with the harsh winters... I already deal with harsh winters (living in Michigan), and the whole point of going to TX would be to get away from ol' man winter...
    It's not likely you're not going to get gender statistics here on TTR

    I've been in some pretty scary places in Texas. I have said before, that to me, Laredo is the scariest place in America on a Sunday afternoon sitting alone on Eagle Pass. Even guys would have second thoughts about sitting there very long.

    I think you should apply if it APPEALS to you and the pay is ok.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nevanerviss View Post
    As the title suggests, I'm wondering if there are any companies that hire female drivers in the TX oilfields... I have a CDL-A, tanker, dbl/trpl, hazmat, and a TWIC with a little over a year of OTR experience (no tanker exp though)...

    What are the chances that there are companies willing to hire a female driver?
    Apply at Sun Coast Resources in Corpus Christi. We have several female drivers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fr8te_sh8ker View Post
    It's not likely you're not going to get gender statistics here on TTR

    I've been in some pretty scary places in Texas. I have said before, that to me, Laredo is the scariest place in America on a Sunday afternoon sitting alone on Eagle Pass. Even guys would have second thoughts about sitting there very long.

    I think you should apply if it APPEALS to you and the pay is ok.
    Could you elaborate on this please? I've never been there personally, what is scary about it?

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    I think he means that it's rough in some places and being female would make you a target for men that aren't very nice to women. So stay away from the border. I know Sunoco hires women with little to no experience and they will train you. I know several women hauling crude oil. One I would put up against anyone hauling and she would out work them 9 out of 10 times.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nevanerviss View Post
    As the title suggests, I'm wondering if there are any companies that hire female drivers in the TX oilfields... I have a CDL-A, tanker, dbl/trpl, hazmat, and a TWIC with a little over a year of OTR experience (no tanker exp though)...

    What are the chances that there are companies willing to hire a female driver?
    We have 2 women who haul crude where I work. If you can do the job then I think they like hiring women because you stand out at the LACT and get attention for the company.

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    Nabors will hire you. We have 2 vacuum truck drivers who are are female and actually train new employees. They have a good reputation for being good at their job. I'm just on my 1st week working here.

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