Help! WHERES THE $100K DRIVING JOBs IN OIL? WATER / VAC ? WHERE IN TX. TO GO???

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  1. rabbiporkchop

    rabbiporkchop Road Train Member

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    A buddy of mine grossed 120k last year working for Nuverra in Watford city.
    A couple friends of mine are doing quite well at P&B Transportation out of Bismarck hauling crude around Mandaree
    also.
     
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  3. chaz7r

    chaz7r Light Load Member

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    I work 5 on 1 off for nuverra in dickinson since June. I average about 375-400 a shift. Housing is expensive $1000 month but is nice, you can bring family. I don't think I'll go back to living 3 dudes jammed into a room in a single wide again
     
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  4. TLeaHeart

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    the days of ticket time pay is disappearing... and being replaced by actual time... There is not that large of a shortage of workers anymore, and the boom has plateaued.

    And many of the large exploration companies are not paying the overcharges anymore.

    Hualing crude oil, $300 per day, 5 days a week, 2 days off, two weeks off a year is $75,000 a year. And those type of jobs are all over the place. and that is as a company driver.
     
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  5. Big Duker

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    Been hearing those same stories for 10 yrs. And they were true. Then. Sit around thinking about going for it and you miss it. Barnett Shale. Huge money to be made. Done. Permian/Eagle Ford still going hard. But millions of unemployed coming here to work. They don't have to pay as much. You can still get good gig. What do you bring to the game that everyone else doesn't???? Got to make yourself more desirable then next guy/gal. You have HazMat?? You have TWIC?? OSHA 30 or others?? Show up with the stuff they want to make good money and you have a lot better chance of getting that plum job.
     
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    windsmith Road Train Member

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    Truth. And I caught flak for making this same statement a couple of weeks ago. Drivers think that the companies should provide that training and pay for the certs / endorsements.
     
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    Hazmat and TWIC I'm familiar with. Could either of you provide more information about OSHA 30 "and others"? Are you referring to the OSHA General Industry training, or another one of their offerings? And the other certs you've heard companies asking for?
     
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    We got a job offer with Nabors. Starting pay is $18 (with driving experience) and up to $20 after 90 days. Pretty much guaranteed 60 hours a week but could work up to 70. This is driving a vac truck so it isn't the hours you could get on a frac crew but it is a starting point in the oil field. Good benefits and retirement. I entered our individual "profiles" on their website and was in the process of actually putting in an application when my husband got a call from them. Litterally 5 minutes after I had sent in the profile. A lot of the crude hauling jobs won't hire you if you don't have experience driving a tanker. You can have the endorsement, but with no experience, it is hard to find a place to get on. We figured this was a way in, drive the vac truck and get the experience and then we can move into crude if we want later down the line.
     
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  9. Seattle206

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    Who's paying that Type of Money in Vancouver? I wouldn't mind getting back near the homestead...
     
  10. rabbiporkchop

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    do a Google search for tervita in Canada
     
  11. rabbiporkchop

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    North Dakota jobs require the OSHA 10 certification and the h2s certification which can be gotten online
     
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