If you want to work in the oilfield

Discussion in 'Oilfield Trucking Forum' started by SavageMuffin, Jun 10, 2019.

  1. blue1005

    blue1005 Light Load Member

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    Most people in this day and age believe truth itself is subjective. The field is definitely down, but if you flunk out don't blame the field, blame the greenhorn.
     
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  3. SavageMuffin

    SavageMuffin Medium Load Member

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    A lot of it honestly depends on where you’re working area wise, who you’re working for and what you’re hauling. Oilfield is like anywhere else, some places are great and some suck.
     
  4. Rodeorowdy

    Rodeorowdy Light Load Member

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    I’ll throw my 2 cents in.

    I started with my first CDL job and first job in the oilfield June 12, 2013.

    As a total greenhorn, and with a starting salary of only $16 an hour for the first three months, and $20 an hour there after, I still grossed $45,000 in my first six months (the last six months of 2013).

    2014 it went up to $70, 000. From 2014-2018 I put myself on a schedule of 9 months working and 3 months off.

    2015/16 were at $80k. each year.
    2017 it dropped down to $53k.

    2018 it dropped even lower to $45k. for the year. It’s because I had to take so much time off of work, I only actually worked 28 weeks that year.

    2019 was my best year yet, I topped out at $93,000. I just took off one month from New Year’s Day till June 14. Then on July 11, I started with a three week on and three week off schedule to the end of December 2019.

    I’ve done quite well having been continuously employed as a CDL-A driver in the TX., ND., MT., & AK. oilfields, mostly pulling tankers, since June 2013.

    So don’t let anybody allow you to think the oilfield is full of ####!
     
    Last edited: Jan 24, 2020
    Reason for edit: More accurate figures instead of rounded up.
  5. blue1005

    blue1005 Light Load Member

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    Where are you at that you are still working?
     
  6. bonder45

    bonder45 Road Train Member

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    After watching a bunch of doc's of Williston area it is a bonus you got to keep your job through the slow times!

     
  7. Lightfoot71

    Lightfoot71 Light Load Member

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    You forgot Airgas field services they keep going when the fracking stops.
     
  8. Hang10transportation

    Hang10transportation Bobtail Member

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    Oklahoma fields? 18 years old, f*** off with the naysayers.
     
  9. SavageMuffin

    SavageMuffin Medium Load Member

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    @LDLWells might have info on Oklahoma. I got no clue about what’s going on outside of ND unfortunately.
     
  10. RockinChair

    RockinChair Road Train Member

    Well, Schneider tried their hand at hauling crude and frac sand - and Stevens hauled water for quite awhile.

    Another poster on this website (I don't remember who) said that MBI is the Swift of the oil patch.
     
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  11. LDLWells

    LDLWells Heavy Load Member

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    Everything is so dead I'm enlisting in the reserves to have something to do
     
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