Chalk Mountain Midland

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  1. RoadCall

    RoadCall Road Train Member

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    Anyone have any recent experience with this company and specifically this location?

    From what I’ve been told this is the worst time of year for oilfield as the 4th quarter is the slowest.
    Chalk Mountain is one of the very few that pay hourly or at least one of the few that advertise hourly instead of percentage. They offered a good friend of mine $27 an hour to haul sand, instead of $25 because he has his own housing (travel trailer)

    If any of the above were true, then why wouldn’t everyone be at Chalk Mountain since everything I’ve read is it’s slow out there and other companies are laying people off.

    He was approved and he’s ready to quit his local gig making $1150 a week and home every night and will be relocating from Alabama to West Texas. I’d hate to see him give up what he has in hopes of making the $2000 a week that Chalk Mountain claims.

    My gut says Chalk Mountain has serious retention issues or is full of crap, any help would be appreciated
     
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  2. RockinChair

    RockinChair Road Train Member

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    One of my best friends drives for them out of the Kermit yard. He's making good money, but he has a much higher tolerance for BS than most people.

    One thing to keep in mind about frac sand is that it is boom or bust. That, and the cost of living in the Midland area is absolutely outrageous - if you can even find a place to live.

    If I were going to haul sand, Chalk is who I would work for. Their contract with a major energy producer is what keeps them moving when others have slowed down.
     
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  3. Dick Danger

    Dick Danger Medium Load Member

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    You can lead a horse to water but you can't kick him in the d!ck.
     
  4. plater1

    plater1 Medium Load Member

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    Chalk Mtn only has one customer for sand, EOG(Enron Oil And Gas). They aren't bad but they aren't anything to write home about. The sand pushers are pretty good group. I liked working with them, but the drivers were so so. One thing about getting paid by the hour, when things get slow you won't get any hours so it really doesn't matter. It's no different than "not getting miles" or "not getting a load". Either way you sit there unpaid.
     
  5. brank

    brank Light Load Member

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    Check out the employer reviews on Indeed.com and glassdoor.com. Do a search for Chalk Mountain on this forum.
     
  6. RoadCall

    RoadCall Road Train Member

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    Sit where unpaid? They are set up on shifts, moving or not you are getting paid unless they tell you not to come to work that day?
     
  7. RoadCall

    RoadCall Road Train Member

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    Prefer current info and location specific, but thanks
     
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  8. plater1

    plater1 Medium Load Member

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    When it's busy you may have a six day schedule, when it's slow your down to four or five day schedule. The best place to get current info is just ask a few of their drivers. I've been to several of their yards around Texas and there was always a group standing around talking. In the oilfield there is one thing common to nearly all drivers, they like to talk. Hope this helps and good luck.
     
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  9. RoadCall

    RoadCall Road Train Member

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    I appreciate it driver!
     
  10. tommygun58

    tommygun58 Light Load Member

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    New guys get the nite shift, if your ok with that.
     
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