Fracking vs Oil hauling

Discussion in 'Oilfield Trucking Forum' started by JordanS, May 27, 2013.

  1. JordanS

    JordanS Bobtail Member

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    What would be better to get into for a career? What would have more of an opportunity to advance in pay after doing it for a couple years? What companies would hire me out of school in Texas? If you could start over which one would you get into? And everything else that you trucking vets can tell me!!! Thanks in advance! If anyone could give me contact numbers also that would be very helpful I'm taking my road test at the DPS on the june 14th so I'll be looking for a job soon so I'm keeping my options open!
     
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  3. TLeaHeart

    TLeaHeart Road Train Member

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    Most reputable oil hauling companies do not hire recent grads, they want experience handling a combination vehicle first.

    Some water haulers will hire recent grads... support crews, which is what a frac crew is hire lots of new hands, to replace the hands that quit.

    Looking for advancement in the oil field, better do some research, as truck driver is NOT the way to advance.

    You may be able to use the people you meet while driving a truck to network, and find the unadvertised jobs, to "advance".
     
  4. Ben Gunn

    Ben Gunn Medium Load Member

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    No doubt about it, fracking will offer more room for advancement. Be prepared for very long hours and very little time off.
     
  5. Big Duker

    Big Duker "Don Cheto"

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    Get into fracing, wireline, coil tubing if you want to advance for many yrs. Driving will not normally get you that far. Pays OK now. But frac sand pay is going down quickly as the rats like FFE, Schneider, Stevens slash rates with their newbies. Tankers will follow soon enough. Driving is being dumbed down to ######## and those desperate enough or who's unemployment benis have finally run out. Make yourself valuable with skills others don't have and you will always find work.
     
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    ironmule Light Load Member

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    I"ll second that, Big Duker good advise!
     
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  7. marinko

    marinko Bobtail Member

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    thank you Jordan s good question........ thank you Big Duker for your advise. cleared up direction i wanna go in .
     
  8. JordanS

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    I was just browsing through the internet for frac and came across Sanjel...their corporate is in Canada but they are operating in the ND and TX also and in the Middle East. they do a 15 on 6 off schedule, didn't see any wages, but seem like a decent company from what I read. And I'm pretty sure they will hire new graduates, I wrote down their 800#...Does anyone know more about this company?...Oh I've also been looking into Nabors and I think I've seen that name on this forum before can anyone give me information on them also?
     
  9. Big Duker

    Big Duker "Don Cheto"

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    Me99 Medium Load Member

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    Sanjels not bad from what I've heard. You could expect to make at least 80k your first year there from what I've heard. Nabors does almost everything in the service sector of the oilfield. You won't have much of a chance getting hired on with them for frac. Last I heard they wanted a year or two of frac experience. Trican in Odessa and Mathis are both hiring right now and I know for a fact they hire with no experience.
     
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  11. JordanS

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    Awesome! Much appreciated!!
     
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