Good tanker companies around Douglas, WY?

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  1. tscottme

    tscottme Road Train Member

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    I think I would like to work in/around Douglas, WY. I have 23 years in dry vans, last 2 years hauling HazMat tanker. Perfect record, stable job history. I don't think I want to haul water or sand. I wouldn't know the bad companies from the excellent companies. Who are the good to great companies?
     
  2. WesternPlains

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    I think you'll want to start with water. If you spill water. It isn't a big deal. But you spill one drop of crude. You're fired. Can't do that. Get practice on water first. Besides... water is busy now. Crude isn't. Our crude drivers are helping with water to get work right now.
    I can't say my company is bad. Can criticise...definitely. But probably can on everyone. Might try Prairie Field Service? Definitely trucks out of Douglas. Heck... I go within 20 miles of Douglas out of Gillette.
    Gossip is that Plains Pipeline is one of the best.
     
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  3. LDLWells

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    You can tell how good a crude driver is by how used his shovel is. Also, drops hit the ground all the time. We're just masters of covering our tracks. Diapers, grill brush, and baby powder are there for a reason

    Plains Marketing is the driving company. And probably the best if you're a company driver. I loved working there but I was let go for yelling at a contractor that was about to open a valve causing a release. But they have 80 different companies all under the plains all American umbrella
     
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  4. LTLTRUCKDRIVER

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    You must yelled at the company man's nephew....an melted his snowflakes. Not like you threw a pipe wrench at him.
     
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  5. LDLWells

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    Not really a lot of company men around when hauling crude. But that contractor did end up rolling his truck a few weeks later going double the limit on a ranch
     
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  6. WesternPlains

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    Must have made the rancher happy. Seriously...
    Had a rancher explain to me. When these cows are pregnant. Especially when they're getting closer to having a calf. Need to seriously take it easy driving around them. You can spook them. Then they'll have the calf prematurely. Calf could easily die. Cow could die. It's very serious.
    I don't know what the cattle are worth these days. I know when I was a kid in high school. They were worth about $2000. Now?
     
  7. WesternPlains

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    Thought I'd mention to the OP. Us needing water drivers. We have two wells close to Douglas. One is being drilled right now. I know because I've been there. Both of these are turning out a bunch of water. I hear on group texting things like one of them putting out 300 barrels an hour at times. We pull out all stops to cover them. We need water drivers.
     
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  8. LDLWells

    LDLWells Medium Load Member

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    That's about normal. They have these things down to a science at this point
     
  9. tscottme

    tscottme Road Train Member

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    I was told water & sand don't pay as well as crude.
     
  10. LDLWells

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    Debatable honestly. Drivers bounce from one to the other so you'll have a lot of crude drivers then a lot of water then a lot of sand. Just really depends on what's in demand. I've had some crazy good nights hauling water but I would say water has the hardest learning curve with the least amount of leverage.

    Here's an example: site needs sand, production water pulled, and crude hauled. But the site has about 6" of snow, mud, and ice on it.

    Sand: I'll go in with chains but I might need a dozer to pull me out or the forklift will offload him from the road.

    Crude: Your site is messed up. We'll come back when it's drier and cleaned up

    Water: LEROY JENKINS!!!! (Google it if you don't know)
     
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