Female Drivers in the TX Oilfields?

Discussion in 'Oilfield Trucking Forum' started by Nevanerviss, Sep 29, 2013.

  1. Nevanerviss

    Nevanerviss Bobtail Member

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    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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    Willing? What? Huh?

    :biggrin_2554:

    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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    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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    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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    Apply at Sun Coast Resources in Corpus Christi. We have several female drivers.
     
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    Could you elaborate on this please? I've never been there personally, what is scary about it?
     
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    Schneider national bulk carriers
     
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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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    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.