Advice please

Discussion in 'Oilfield Trucking Forum' started by richey76, Jul 26, 2014.

  1. richey76

    richey76 Bobtail Member

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    Need a little help from you veteran drivers and owner/operators out there. I have been driving for a company for 5 years, and it's been ok. Lately, I've been thinking about buying my own truck, and moving out to the Oil Fields as a o/o. I see a ton of frac thanks running, and thought about doing that. What kind of pay can you expect doing that kind of work. Thanks in advance for your help.
     
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  3. cmbks21

    cmbks21 Medium Load Member

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    You obviously need to work for a company first , thats as nice as I can put it
     
  4. bknight

    bknight Light Load Member

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    That's probably the best move. Get on with one of the companies out here already doing what you want to do. Watch how things operate, pay attention to billing, etc and then look into a truck.
     
  5. viper822004

    viper822004 Light Load Member

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    Frac what? Can you explain yourself?
     
  6. Patrickm213

    Patrickm213 Medium Load Member

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    I assume he means winch trucks hauling frac tanks
     
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  7. viper822004

    viper822004 Light Load Member

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    Didn't know owner ops hauled frac tanks around. That's why I wasn't for sure what he meant.
     
  8. Patrickm213

    Patrickm213 Medium Load Member

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    I don't know he could mean frac sand tanks?
     
  9. richey76

    richey76 Bobtail Member

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    Thanks guys for the info. Will be putting in more time to learn the ropes. I appreciate the advice and info.
     
  10. MississippiTruck

    MississippiTruck Bobtail Member

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    From what I can tell there are companies hiring O/O in texas forhauling sand and water...that would be where I would start
     
  11. Aireal

    Aireal Medium Load Member

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    There are a lot of o/o's and small companies out here, but as has already been said the best thing to do would be to come out as a company driver first.

    To learn where the best opportunities are, to get in some networking, to learn the area. That is going to be very important to you, in the long run taking baby step's out here will net you more in the end. You can go 50 to 100 miles out of your way if you don't know the area, which will cost you $$$ over the long haul if you keep doing it.

    What's the best truck, gearing etc for what you want to do. You planning on sleeping in the semi? renting something? Buying your own trailer or just using there's. APU? what size inverter...etc

    If your sleeping in your semi, what kind of things are best to have so you can live/eat/sleep.

    There are companies out here that would hire your truck, no doubt about that. Thing is are they good companies?? Best way to know is ask, both here and where they are working at.
     
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