Considering going to texas to haul sand as a company driver.

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  1. kranky1

    kranky1 Road Train Member

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    Oil field gear is a little more substantial than that. One of the big bed trucks with poles would probably pick up a 1200sq/ft bungalow while you slid a beam under it.
     
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  3. Lazer

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    There a few of the big LTL that have OTR divisions, some have teams.
     
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  4. The Crossword Trucker

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    The thing you wont fidn again is the less than 40hrs a week fir good pay
    Dont think I have seen that one
    How about a 20 hr a week side hustle business that eventually might turn into something?
    Any other skill sets you have or would like to acquire ?
     
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  5. nredfor88

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    Check other reefer outfits if you want to live in your truck. You can do a lot better than 70k. With your good record, you should be able to get 60 CPM or better, plus accessory pay and bonuses.
     
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  6. The Crossword Trucker

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    He is already making more than 60 cents a mile
    If he changes jobs he will be working way more hours for just a bit more money
     
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  7. nredfor88

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    He said he’s only working about 40 hours a week, so if that’s correct I would think he’s leaving unused hours on his clock, therefore limiting his potential earnings. I said 60 plus, and quite frankly with his good record it should be plus. Bottom line is he can do a lot better with yearly earnings running reefer, and that seems to be what he’s after, money.
     
  8. The Crossword Trucker

    The Crossword Trucker Heavy Load Member

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    If you look at his hourly income due to him only working 35 hours, He is earning as much per mile or per hour as a guy making 140k for working a 70 hr week.
    I feel its more important to focus on hourly than weekly pay since a 35hr work week leaves him plenty of time to build other income streams that could end up being passive income and real wealth
     
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  9. nredfor88

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    For me, I’d take the 70k with less hours if I could be home more often. If I’m living in my truck like him, I’d prefer running all my hours rather than sitting at the truck stop getting fat on Flying PJs gourmet pizza, waiting to work.
     
  10. markealy

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    look at R&L CARRIERS and stay away from oil field...
     
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  11. Western flyer

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    Your making 70 grand a year at a mega working 35 hours
    A week.
    Sure you are, were not all stupid.
    That's just as crazy as you thinking your gonna
    Make 3 grand a week hauling frac sand.
    That's was 20 years ago.

    The smartest thing you said was you wanted to live
    In the truck in the oilfield.
    But it's obvious you have no idea what kind
    Of junk is in the oilfield.
    You would kill for one of those ragged out
    Container trucks over what they got.

    Living in the truck will save you embarrassment of being evicted
    When you get the pink slip without warning.
    That's how it is the oilfield.

    Yes im in Texas,
    Yes I worked in the oilfield,
    Yes I've had many friends work in the oilfield,
    And no, none of us have ever went back after the first time.

    You have no idea what you'd be getting into.
    It doesn't matter what they pay,
    What matters is who has the contracts.
    You think there's trash companies
    Out on the road.
    You ain't seen nothing.
    The oilfield is overflowing with fly by night,
    Cutthroat Worthless companies.
    You wont even know it until hop into
    That busted up truck that they don't care to fix.

    Stay where your at. Save yourself the headache
     
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