chem tanker thinking of going to se NM

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  1. cuzzin it

    cuzzin it Road Train Member

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    hi, I'm thinking of going to New Mexico, and looking for work. have current exp in chemical,thinking about oilfield.
    I'm looking for advice and recommendations and warnings. Thx Cuz
     
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  2. OnTheEdge

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    Most of the big companies have chemical divisions, that's where I'd apply. I talked to a guy with brenntag they pay good and he seemed happy.

    You might also look into acid work, most guys trip out about hauling acid but I enjoyed it unfortunately the company I worked for wasn't consistent.

    Plenty of crude to haul in NM
     
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  3. Bill51

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    Ex co-worker just recently moved back to Louisville. Says there's quite a bit of work available in the area. Are you just looking for a change of scenery?
     
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    ok, need thoughts on Enterprise, Excalibur, pilot, and loves......
    i want a few irons in the fire before i visit
     
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    Enterprise, if the same as South Texas has great benefits and at least here guys usually stay for years.

    Had a friend hire on with them to haul LP, he meet quite a few with 10 plus years with the company.

    Excalibur, I've heard they don't pay as well as other companies.

    Pilot, I'm just starting a lease with them but I have friends on both sides company guy making around 7200 a month, lease guy around 2500 a week.

    Loves/Gemini, I've hauled for them as third party ,crude. Had a chance to talk to one of there drivers those guys are always hustling but I'm not sure about pay. Gemini is Loves crude side.

    Twin Eagle has housing and a fat sign on bonus and the drivers in South Texas I talked with were more happy than not.

    Try some of the following,
    https://www.jupitermlp.com/careers these guys are supposed to goid

    Multi-chem, Haliburtons chemical division, I almost went here at one point, told you get your delivers in the am, load, deliver go home.

    These are a few, look at Texas over NM, freaking state taxes, Carlsbad is a cluster, rents insane, I have a friend that fled to Oklahoma from NM.

    Personal, I like South Texas, big city lots to do and plenty of work.
     
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    A big sign out front of the Nalco office is advertising a sign-on bonus for chemical treatment drivers out of their Hobbs yard.

    Enterprise also has a sign-on bonus, and we stay busy in Hobbs, Carlsbad, Monahans, and Midland. The money is good, the benefits are excellent, and most of the trucks (at our yard, anyway) don't have 100k miles on 'em yet. We don't have much turnover, most of our drivers stick around.
     
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    I would stay away from Xcalibur. The pay is ok. Days pays 27% nights is 28%. They have free housing or will give you 400 a month for housing assistance and they also pay 30 a day per diem.

    They also have plenty of work. Mostly hauling EOG oil out of Jal. 5 on one off scheduled with a week off after 5 weeks plus three weeks of vacation each year.

    That is where the good ends though. Their trucks are absolute junk. Half of them don't have a working pump and can only be used for Lact work because they don't want to fix them. Three or four of them don't have a working speedometer. A few didn't have heat. One didn't have windows that would go up or down. Several have issues with derating and instead of fixing them they just reset them. Some pull to the side when you brake. Most of them do not have the equipment to work the oil because the side boxes have been smashed or ripped off. I could keep going but you get the point. Hell they have two spring ride trucks. Try taking one of them down a lease road for a few miles.
     
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    At the currently revamping Love's in Tacoma, said quite clearly on the gasoline pumps that they are owned/operated by Gemini.
     
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    Dang, i just finished and app for them. They are not first string of choices, but it was Inteliapp, and easu to update
     
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