Any Oil/Frac Companies Hire Recent CDL-A Graduates?

Discussion in 'Oilfield Trucking Forum' started by STransport, Mar 4, 2015.

  1. glenn71

    glenn71 Medium Load Member

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    Wrong again. There are several crude hauling jobs all over S. TX being advertised for drivers with zero experience. Maybe they aren't the kind of companies that an experienced driver would go to, but they are a start.

    I do suggest that you move to the area you are interested in. E-mail applications from the hinterlands are usually ignored. Show that you are local and someone will pick you up.
     
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  3. flightwatch

    flightwatch Road Train Member

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    "Again" as I have been wrong before? You act as if South Texas is immune to the oil bust. Trust me, it's not.

    http://www.dallasnews.com/business/energy/20150115-texas-oil-boom-heading-for-bust-in-a-hurry.ece

    http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/20/b...in-texas-hunkering-down-for-the-oil-bust.html

    http://www.wsj.com/articles/three-more-energy-companies-in-texas-warn-of-layoffs-1422913133

    As has been said time and again; you CANNOT use Craigslist as an indicator of the health of the oil industry For example:
    and

    And what happens when all of the laid off oilfield workers flock to South Texas for those precious few jobs that are left? I'm not wrong. More like you have your eyes shut and ears plugged while singing "LALALA" It's time to start looking at the big picture and stop dreaming that everything is fine.
     
  4. Powder Joints

    Powder Joints Subjective Prognosticator

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    No new drilling happening right now in the lower 48, a few clean out rigs runing , new driver no experience.

    Thats why they call them starter companies. Prime at least pays you to start out.
     
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  5. txlegaldealer

    txlegaldealer Bobtail Member

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    You might want to check with MBI. Not sure what they do with recent graduates, maybe haul water, not a bad gig to start with.
     
  6. rlgetty

    rlgetty Bobtail Member

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    You may have to. I know in my area , we ve had 3 recent accidents involving new guys . All 3 were rollovers , so a lot of companies have back off on the recent grads. plus its slow , they can be picky !
     
  7. brank

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    Was at the Minot, ND job fair today and MBI would only consider drivers with 2 years experience. Those with less than 2 years experience could start out as Water Transfer Technicians, which is hard manual labor. They could possibly eventually transition to a driving position.
     
  8. ironmule

    ironmule Light Load Member

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    What is MBI saying for wages....? I Know they cut there truck rates,working CHEAP.
     
  9. brank

    brank Light Load Member

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    I don't know what their wages are.
     
  10. GSOK

    GSOK Light Load Member

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    It's definitely not hard manual labor. Did the recruiter describe it as such?

    Also @ironmule they're offering experienced drivers $18-21/hr. Thanks but no thanks.
     
  11. mrdot

    mrdot Light Load Member

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    Come to ohio or wv. They're taking any one they can get.
     
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