Highest paying oil field CDL jobs to start with?

Discussion in 'Oilfield Trucking Forum' started by Outis, May 21, 2019.

  1. Outis

    Outis Bobtail Member

    Apr 19, 2018
    I am looking to get into oil field once I'm 21. have 6 months experience working in food service. Will be 21 in august, so 9 months experience at that point. Will Oil field companies count this as experience? I still drive a tractor trailer I don't see why they wouldn't. I get 3600 a month after tax and benefits. Looking to double that ideally. What type of oil field driving (i.e. what kind of material, local, certain area of the country) is a good place to start (once I'm 21) that will pay what I'm looking for? Will 9 months experience be enough to start for most companies in the oil field?
    Don't have kids or a wife, able and willing to move cities, states, or possibly countries at the drop of a hat.
  2. LDLWells

    LDLWells Medium Load Member

    Jan 14, 2019
    Why does everyone that wants to go to the oilfield always mention their family situation and never bother to mention what play they want to go to? I can name ten job fairs going on this month in eight different plays
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  3. Mid-May Trucker

    Mid-May Trucker Light Load Member

    Oct 23, 2018
    Probably post in looking for jobs might have an offer.
  4. scott180

    scott180 Light Load Member

    Dec 10, 2012
    Tooele, UT
    Family situation = can go anywhere.
    What play they want to go to? = Anywhere the pay is highest.

    Good luck to you Outis.
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  5. floridarunner

    floridarunner Bobtail Member

    Jan 13, 2013
    Most companies are looking for at least 1 year minimum OTR experience before hiring a new driver. Just giving you a heads up. To answer another one of your questions you can haul sand, crude oil or water to start and they all usually pay well. Also the States that drill for oil are south and north Dakota, Texas, Oklahoma, parts of Louisiana and I heard Arizona but I'm not sure about that one. Hope the response helps
  6. speedyk

    speedyk Road Train Member

    Apr 8, 2015
    Also around Farmington NM, Western slope of CO, NE CO around Greeley, Wyoming, and not AZ.
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  7. LDLWells

    LDLWells Medium Load Member

    Jan 14, 2019
    I got 22 states with multiple plays but it's just not worth correcting at this point
  8. x1Heavy

    x1Heavy Road Train Member

    Mar 5, 2016
    White County, Arkansas
    Top pay and no experience does not compute it is a magnetic opposite. Choose one or the other not both.

    21 is when children your age is either in military, doing drug dealing or chasing girls while doing the least amount of fast food minimum wage hours possibe while you bring home 3600 a month. That's pretty much 43200 a year.

    When I was 21 taking care of my Mares and Foals and Fillys on our Breeding farm I was 3.35 minimum wage. Grossing 134 a week, probably took home around 104.00 for 420 dollars a month, or... $5080 or so for the year.

    What I got back other than money working on that excellent horsefarm raising my Foals and Fillies, about 15 pair in their own paddock and minding the mares who are near due. Just like Female women when it's about that time. Might get a 10 pound horseshoe in your skull for your trouble.

    I can go on. But at 21 I cannot tell you how short life will be for you. Sleep on it a few nights and you will wake up past 55 asking yourself WTF happened in my life.

    I hope a few good things do happen until then.
  9. Dick Danger

    Dick Danger Medium Load Member

    Dec 19, 2014
    If you really want to work overseas I'd suggest a service company. Give it a year and if you decide you want to spend your life looking out a windshield you'll have plenty of experience for sand or crude hauling.
  10. Thetommygunz

    Thetommygunz Medium Load Member

    May 16, 2016
    oil field can pay well but I always tell people best have a game plan when it shuts down to a crawl like its down in past, the boom may be on now but 7 years from now maybe down. It happens rather quickly when it starts had relatives in past do this and within days out of jobs, they went to coal mines or something else.

    Me I have other methods of other jobs but they are on the back burner because I got burned out better paying but harder work. I intend go college later for a few things but I don't plan stay a trucker forever I have other passions I think even with less pay I rather be happy those then miserable every day. My brother took on land surveyor after years in oil field, he specializes in oil field pads and such made more money ever did in actual hauling loads for them plus always exercise doing his work.

    After years he had goal operation manager in oil field and makes even more even if the oil field shut down he can work at a nuclear plant with his education and experience because during all this time he educated his self.
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