Can you start out with 80k with you become a trucker in North Dakota?

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by Trucu, Nov 20, 2012.

  1. mcmanly

    mcmanly Light Load Member

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    Got any info on how to do that?I'm 24 ,not sure if that counts as young.


    Finding job listings/info is hard when you don't know excatly what you're looking for
     
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  3. STexan

    STexan Road Train Member

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    A few places to begin looking ..

    http://careers.slb.com/
    http://www.halliburton.com/careers/

    Plenty more as you begin to google around but I'd recommend you try and avoid dealing with the hundreds of "roughneck headhunters" out there who place prospective workers with outfits, and deal directly with the larger developers and producers directly at least as you're researching. As in truck driving, the placement recruiters tend to paint a very untrue picture and present you with glorious numbers and expectations that simply aren't there in the real world.

    To work in the oilfield as a roughneck, driver, roustabout, etc it helps if you can pick up and move on short notice to be where the demand/need has shifted. Having a travel trailer and means to move it (dependable transportation) helps, too
     
  4. WRIGHTRACING

    WRIGHTRACING Heavy Load Member

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    Companies who have rigs in the oil field

    Nabors
    Xtreme
    DHS

    There are some more but I can't think of them all...Go to their websites and try and apply that way.
     
    cuzzin it Thanks this.
  5. Trucu

    Trucu Light Load Member

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    Is that different from ND or TX?
     
  6. WRIGHTRACING

    WRIGHTRACING Heavy Load Member

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    You don't even know what a rig is, but you wanna work in the oil fields...:confused::rolleyes:
     
  7. MakingthatNaborspaper

    MakingthatNaborspaper Bobtail Member

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    no not that ive seen while down there...you need experience but thats not true i'll clear 80k next year with under a year experience
     
  8. MakingthatNaborspaper

    MakingthatNaborspaper Bobtail Member

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    ######## $$ is the only reason i drive a truck im right down the block from you in La co it costs money to live here and my company knows it all the drivers on mt yard are there f or the money. Guys are making 80k trucking well oil field trucking anyways
     
  9. Trucu

    Trucu Light Load Member

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    Could you tell me how to get that job? What are you making this year?
     
  10. southerndude

    southerndude Light Load Member

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    If you don't mind being away from home and you don't mind getting dirty with the job you do, why not try welding? You can go to school at Hobart or Tulsa and learn to be a pipe welder. The Keystone pipeline project is going to be starting soon and you'd by finished with school in time to be hired on. Look into welding. After being a pipe welder you could start your own welding business.

    Just sayin...
     
  11. Trucu

    Trucu Light Load Member

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    Do they pay you as much as truck driving? Isn't it more dangerous and harder than truck driving?
     
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