Alberta oilfield driving jobs

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  1. BoomTruckin

    BoomTruckin Light Load Member

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    So why then are they asking for 6 or less points. You either go by points or infractions, not both.

    Here in Ontario, Insurance companies go by moving violations, not demerits. A 10 over and a 49 over count as the same. Demerits here is the way the MTO governs the driving privilege of its citizens.

    I am not going to sit and wait for my record to clear up, I will just do something else.
     
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  3. cariboo_kid

    cariboo_kid Medium Load Member

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    I wouldn't worry until you actually get refused work over it. Just learn from this stress and protect your abstract from now on.
     
  4. Diletantte Driver

    Diletantte Driver Light Load Member

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    So..
    How about 13 points in five years with the last one being 20 months ago and only one on the NSC ?
    Is that extremely bad or not ?

    I am asking because I am curious to know how companies evaluate applicants. Do they rely on the NSC abstract mostly? How many points do most companies consider too many? Do they take into consideration whether or not the violations were in a private vehicle?
    To be more specific.. so many ads by companies specify a "clean" abstract. So; how clean is clean? Does clean mean not one single violation for the last five years?
    I would be interested to hear opinions on this.
    I have been hired with 10 points against me by reasonably reputable companies in the past even though they specified a clean abstract. So what exactly does a clean abstract mean?
    The bottom line is always $'s and of course any company has to deal with insurance and liabilities. Does anyone have any information on insurance rates relating to a driver's point total?
    Does anyone have anything anywhere close to some idea of how clean a clean abstract needs to be before being considered for employment ?
    I searched this site extensively before asking this question.
     
  5. rainyday lover

    rainyday lover Light Load Member

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    Hi Diletantte. I'd say an employer's ad can list general expectations. If you apply, and you are "close enough" and they really need people, you're hired. If you are referred by an established fellow driver who can speak volumes about your character, you're hired. If for some unspecified reason they don't want to hire you, they can always raise the abstract as a legitimate excuse, pardon me, reason, not to hire you.

    Let's look at the qualifications of Boom and myself, both seek work with Trican. Boom has relative youth, plus off-road experience with hydraulic equipment. I'd say Trican would like hire him, with only a few questions asked, for Coiled Tubing. His abstract is hardly scary and the points were acquired in a by-the-book jurisdiction.

    I had a speeding ticket in MB, 70 in a 60 zone, in 1987. Forgiven after 2 years, clear abstract since 1989. I serviced heavy tractor-trailers & snow-clearing equipment back then. My Class 1 license experience is largely pavement-pounding. I think Trican's concern may be the culture shock when I get a little mud on my boots, chaining drive axles, 120 kms away from the nearest Tim Horton's. My days as a Mud Monster are from back in the 1980's, not currently. They won't have this concern with Boom.

    From what I've seen, an employer's printed list of qualifications are similar to the posted price of a used car. Not necessarily absolute, and subject to negotiation. There's never any harm in applying for work.
     
  6. bobbyt

    bobbyt Medium Load Member

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    Don't worry about getting your boots dirty. am training a guy that has never sat in a truck, never seen an oilfield lease and comes from a corporate mortgage broker position in Toronto. He loves chaining up trucks and getting dirty. He must be a sick puppy.
     
  7. cariboo_kid

    cariboo_kid Medium Load Member

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    Must be that Toronto smog causing brain damage...
    ?
     
  8. Flem37

    Flem37 Bobtail Member

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    wow i guess there is hope for me then :) i might have an opportunity to transfer with my current company to calgary, so at least i'll be in the area if this goes through.
     
  9. bobbyt

    bobbyt Medium Load Member

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    Lmao yup but he is so eager to learn that sometimes I have to tell him to slow down.
     
  10. Diletantte Driver

    Diletantte Driver Light Load Member

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    That has been my impression too. Thanks for the confirmation.
    It would be interesting to have that confirmed by someone responsible for hiring.
     
  11. RicoAJP

    RicoAJP Bobtail Member

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    Hi all, i have digested all 45 pages of this thread and have quite a number of questions for you all with regards to a newbie with no experience, but willing to work hard and long hours as i see the value of this opportunity.

    However, my situation is a unique one and to explain it on this post will probably derail the thread, as such I made a new post in which I will describe it to you in detail! Any feedback positive or negative is much appreciated, have a good one!

    http://www.thetruckersreport.com/tr...some-honest-advice-long-post.html#post2589021
     
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