Anybody ever work in East Texas oilfield????

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  1. Lazer

    Lazer Road Train Member

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    Go ahead of the family for a few weeks, and check out the area. Send for them after you learn the area.
     
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  3. usexpressman88

    usexpressman88 Bobtail Member

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    I was about to do just that. I can’t be blindsided like I was in Odessa
     
  4. Deadwood

    Deadwood Heavy Load Member

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    Beware! You’re just Southwest of Queen City, one the busiest DOT checkpoints in Texas.

    Most people think of Texas as a welcome reprieve from the busy body nonsense you get in a liberal state and, for the most part, it is.

    Queen City DOT runs every day and they are unpredictable in their hours. Sometimes they’ll be open early evenings. I’ve gotten multiple random level 1 inspections there (highest level) thankfully without getting any tickets but you sure as hell don’t want to be running with a burned out tail light going through Queen City or it’s guaranteed you’ll get a ticket.
     
  5. North Pole Nightmare

    North Pole Nightmare Heavy Load Member

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    Thanks,We pre-tripped thoroughly before we left Orla.All 5 trailers we took were good.Going from Orla to Linden we weren't taking any chances.We left a few trailers in Orla for the mechanics to repair,tires and lights needed.
     
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  6. RockinChair

    RockinChair Road Train Member

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    Ask your company, they should have that information already.

    I have very little experience in East Texas but hauled a lot of oil out of the area around Madisonville, North Zulch, Caldwell, and BCS.

    Historically, lots of companies have / had yards around Kilgore.
     
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  7. kemosabi49

    kemosabi49 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    I run through there several times a week. Most of the time I get a bypass on my DriveWyze. When I do have to go in, it's normally just driving through. They do give open deck and OSOW a lot of attention though.
     
  8. usexpressman88

    usexpressman88 Bobtail Member

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    Thanks, I talked to my company and they said I’ll be mostly south of Shreveport La and south of Longview Tx witching 150 mile radius.
     
  9. LTLTRUCKDRIVER

    LTLTRUCKDRIVER Light Load Member

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    In the late 1990's when I worked for Patterson, it was I-30 North side, I-10 on the south side, I -45 east to I-49. Was what Patterson call East TX / West LA back then.
     
  10. usexpressman88

    usexpressman88 Bobtail Member

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    Thanks this is pretty informative
     
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