Alberta oilfield driving jobs

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  1. Alberta Bound

    Alberta Bound Bobtail Member

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    WOW. Puts me in mind of the Paul Simon song "slip sliding awayyy".
     
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  3. Pinner

    Pinner Medium Load Member

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    That's it exactly, it's a balancing act... the heavier you are, the less room for error you have. One raincloud can ruin your whole day.
     
  4. itsneversafe

    itsneversafe Light Load Member

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  5. nate980

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    Rig mats are pretty fun too when they get sloppy... We had one site that had an off camber section on the matting. I had to drop the outside steer tire off so I wouldn't get sucked down into the Center. Other company lost a loader and a zoom boom in that area.
     
  6. nate980

    nate980 Road Train Member

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    I remember when I was pretty new to the oil patch and being in that town south of melita (I forget the name). All the roads were so slick it was difficult to stay in the Center. I swear my trailer was heading for the ditch just by the crown of the rd and coming around corners it was just about getting sucked in. I kept my foot to the floor and Just kept dragging the trailer straight. I wanted to chain up and the pipe crew just laughed at me lol
     
  7. Bubsmash

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    The thing is any time I have encountered roads like this everyone says its mud yet it never is. More often than none when one gets out to put on chains you encounter a sticky slippery layer of silt sitting on a nice crusted clay layer below it. Mud to me is thick soil all chewed up that does not stick to your boots like this silt crap does that stuff is horrid. I remember getting out the one day and that crap stuck to my boots so bad I scrapped off a good three and a half inches off my boots before getting in again on the step.
    Normal mud you usually are just able to give your boots a good clap against the step a few times and it comes off. That awful horrid stuff does not do that so it really does not matter what kind of tires you have either this stuff cakes on and makes slicks usually where the chains do help.
     
  8. Pinner

    Pinner Medium Load Member

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    ^^^

    It all depends on how wet it is, trust me I'm an expert. :biggrin_25510:
     
  9. Oldpete2112

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    Yeah, this pretty much defines my summer.......lol

    It does not look too bad, until you drive onto it........sometimes it is hard to even stand up on the crown at the centre without sliding off.

    Oh, and add in the darkness just for a little more fun, and having to pump off the super bee so if you do roll it when getting towed out, it is not as much of a mess to clean up.

    Fun and games......lol.

    OP
     
  10. Alberta Bound

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    Can anyone explain to me what a wireline truck is/does and what would the job be like for somebody driving one? Thanks for any info.
     
  11. Pinner

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    Alberta Bound and oilfield Thank this.
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