CO driver making the switch

Discussion in 'Ask An Owner Operator' started by Cheezburger, Jan 22, 2014.

  1. Cheezburger

    Cheezburger Bobtail Member

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    Hello all on this cold morning!
    Ok I am looking to make the switch to O/O. Now I have been a company driver for 12 years mainly in the NE. I work for a good company now, pays well and screws you sometimes, we all know the feeling. I live in NEPA and fracking is very large and always growing in my area. I was seeing that Bruce Oakley trucking is hiring O/O to pull water, bulk and belly dumps, they state they are paying 3.50 a mile and more, they provide all the permits and base plates with no buy backs, they provide trailers and all maintenance. I did some figuring and even if I would to run 150 miles a day, it would be well worth it at that price for me.
    I was figuring its either low mileage or loaded only. They are currently operating with Marcellas Shale.
    I am not going to lease with them, just buy a decent used truck I see here at Ryder.
    Any thoughts on working with Oakley? Hauling frac sand, what kind of specs should I find in a truck. Please put your 2 cents in, I will be talking to a recruiter in a few hours to get more info and can report back here.:biggrin_25519:
     
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  3. Cheezburger

    Cheezburger Bobtail Member

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    Ok what I found out is, its 70% paid for frac sand, and 1.54 mile for all other loads outside of fracking, he said there is a lot of sitting, and 75 dollars for detention after 2 hours in most cases, out 3 to 4 weeks at a time and he gave me some average miles for the 3 states ohio, pa and wv, 700 to 1800 a miles week with a net of 1500 to 4k a week. You need a blower which can be financed at 200 a week at a cost of 7k new, with 1 year warranty. Truck has to be no older then 5 years old, with exception of a good truck and quality driver as he stated. You can get home when the oil wells are shut down, usually for 3 days.
    Any thoughts?
     
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