Ex O/O Looking at options

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by Big Poppa Matt, Nov 7, 2015.

  1. Big Poppa Matt

    Big Poppa Matt Bobtail Member

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    Short Background
    Have held a CDL since 1993
    many Different jobs most (Non Driver Jobs)
    I have driven for Oilfield related companies such as Equipment Hauling, Dozers, Scrapers Backhoes, Belly Dumps for Dunn Services. as Well as Dry-bulk cement, Acid and water Tankers and Pumps for B.J. Services.
    Bought a Freightliner Classic XL in 2008
    Flatbed - Hauled 100% oilfield Equipment, Drill pipe, and Casing.
    Very bad timing and inexperience on my part. I signed a 5 year contract with ACE Trans.
    100% Oilfield Loads for my Flatbed. The economy fell out from under me, and to top it off
    ACE would not let me out of the contract to drive elsewhere.. Long story short Lost my business.

    Years Later....Still got the Bug....
    Looking at the option of buying another truck.
    Issues - Even though I still maintain my basic Class A CDL, I haven't driven since 2009
    And I do not want anything to do with Hauling 100% oilfield.
    Obviously I am Gun shy of long Contracts...
    I appreciate any advice from Truckers and Companies.

    I am just looking at what options I might have if any.
    Thanks for your time.
     
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  3. Chinatown

    Chinatown Road Train Member

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    Some OTR companies will hire you as company driver. Can't help with the local jobs, but others on here can if we have you location.
     
  4. Big Poppa Matt

    Big Poppa Matt Bobtail Member

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    My Current Location Is South Central Texas about an hour Southwest of San Antonio Tx.
    But I eventually wish to be based out of Colorado.
    That is also a Future plan of mine.

    I was concerned about my lack of recent Driving XP.

    BTW thanks for your reply!
     
  5. AcidTankerYanker

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    Overland/MST/DATS... Lots of options for hauling different types of loads when the market shifts. You could run company for a while and check out the business then lease to them, HQ is in Hurricane, UT but they have something like 17 Hubs... Denver market is growing.
     
  6. Chinatown

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    Some ex-oil field drivers that were laid off, were hired by Freymiller and JBS Carriers.
    One good company that has a terminal in Denver, but also hires in Texas, is Waggoners Trucking Co.
    Here's some more to try:
    Navajo Express - hires in Texas & headquartered in Denver
    McCurdy M.W. & Co. in Houston
    BT Express Global Services - Weatherford, Oklahoma
     
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  7. Big Poppa Matt

    Big Poppa Matt Bobtail Member

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    Thanks AcidTankerYanker and ChinaTown I will check those companies out.
    Also After reading a bit on this forum.... I am developing a healthy fear of elogs.... lol
    That is a new thing to me. Sounds like a loss of some trip control once they are started.
    I have been out of it and obviously there have been many changes..
    Catching up is what it is...

    Thanks for the Replies!
     
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  8. Big Poppa Matt

    Big Poppa Matt Bobtail Member

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    BTW I can be based out of Texas for a while.
    I just eventually would like to end up in Co.
     
  9. Chinatown

    Chinatown Road Train Member

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    I've done E-logs for years and they're ok once you get used to it. Makes you more aware of time management. Still made the same money, just had to be more aware of time management.
     
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  10. Chinatown

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    JBS Carriers has the Texas regional, but a couple of ex-oil field drivers said there's not enough miles involved. The OTR might be ok, but not the regional.
     
  11. pattyj

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    what do you mean you can't help are you slippin lol
     
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