Curious bout where to go

Discussion in 'Oilfield Trucking Forum' started by philv, Jun 25, 2018.

  1. philv

    philv Light Load Member

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    Thinking bout heading to the fields. I tried in 2015 up in ND but everything I was told was a lie. I want to make 2k a week, but I don't want any violations for overweight. I'm not sure where the money is best at and in what.
     
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  3. Brandt

    Brandt Road Train Member

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    $2,000 a week driving a truck ? Better try the oil feild again or be a trainer for $1,600 and running the truck 22-24 hours a day
     
  4. haz-matguru

    haz-matguru Road Train Member

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    Folks tend to only work in ND oilfields April though Oct. And quit because of the extream Temps in the winter. So is the money really worth it?
     
  5. Mike2633

    Mike2633 Road Train Member

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    You can make $2K a week at McLane Food Service there so short of people that there running the people and trucks they have at beyond maximum output.
     
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  6. austinmike

    austinmike Road Train Member

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    I hear west texas is booming. take a camper with you unless you want to live in company housing - :eek:
     
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  7. speedyk

    speedyk Road Train Member

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    Hiring in Goodyear and PHX, and GSF was recently as well. Last GSF guy I saw looked pretty relaxed and happy, just hanging out in the sun with a McD's manager after an unload.
     
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  8. Oilfieldmike

    Oilfieldmike Medium Load Member

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    North Dakota winter just means you need to dress for the weather. 1 layer of clothes for every 20 degrees. 5 layers of clothes and you don’t even notice the 10 below
     
  9. TheyCallMeDave

    TheyCallMeDave Heavy Load Member

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    You've got that right. I live about a mile and a half from a McLane warehouse and they've been running ads the last 2 years or so, and lately they've went as far as running ads on the tube as well on the radio. I went and did the driving test and everything and got cleared, but didn't make the jump over there about 4 or 5 months ago. The wild board as a new driver just didn't sound to appealing to me. Literally having no life, and not being able to make any family plans on ANY day of the week until you "get a run" was the deal breaker for me.
     
  10. haz-matguru

    haz-matguru Road Train Member

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    Don't know any guys that have retired from food service. It tends to be hard on the knees and back. Maybe that's why food service is always hiring.
     
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