Im just starting out

Discussion in 'Oilfield Trucking Forum' started by LimpyLegs, Nov 25, 2014.

  1. LimpyLegs

    LimpyLegs Medium Load Member

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    Im entertaining the idea of driving for an oilfield,been thinking about it for a few years.I have 4 years of dry box experience,3 months of heavy haul,6 months of step deck with a clean record.Can somebody forward me some information I need in order to start looking around?Im currently based out of virginia but Im willing to relocate if need be.The only place I have ruled out is North Dakota.Moving to a new area can be easy for me.
     
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  3. inandoutoftrouble

    inandoutoftrouble Road Train Member

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    You may want to research and start sending out applications and resumes to various companies all throughout the U.S.A.! Eventually, someone is going to either call back or mail a response to you.

    Good luck to you!
     
  4. Jaxx34

    Jaxx34 Bobtail Member

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    So like you ruled out North Dakota,so that pretty much only leaves Texas,Montana,or Canada.
     
  5. jte

    jte Bobtail Member

    You might give this company a call in WV

    I work(ed) for them in Midland Tx.
    I'm now moving frac equipment for their sister company. When they set up or move a frac site we provide drivers.

    J3 Oil and gas
    Phone: (304) 905 6978
    530 S Huron St
    WheelingOhioWV26003-2141






     
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  6. LimpyLegs

    LimpyLegs Medium Load Member

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    The reason why I had ruled out North Dakota is because I have numerous friends who all fell for the same bait and hook strategy that those companies are using.Sure,you might get some decent pay but they neglect to tell you how much housing and normal cost of living will be.Factor that into the equation along with the expenses of making it up there,you have a living situation thats really no better or worst than what Im dealing with now.Besides,who here honestly believes the only kind of work thats going on is strictly canada(ive worked there too),montana,or texas? There are oil fields all around the entire united states.
     
  7. Driver5

    Driver5 Light Load Member

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    GREAT point which a lot of people seem to miss. A friend of mine is working in Wyoming and I almost fell out of my chair when he texted me a pic of his latest paycheck. Oilfield money is all over the place.
     
  8. LimpyLegs

    LimpyLegs Medium Load Member

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    I'm not sure how true it is as I haven't experienced this first hand,but pay seems pretty fair in a few regions of PA around $20-22 an hour to start.Just rumors and "here say" for now.
     
  9. Rasheedab

    Rasheedab Bobtail Member

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    We live in the Midland TX area and the oilfield industry is dominant here but housing can be very expensive so look into it first. Most companies put their employees up in hotel or dorm type setting but that was not an option for our family including 2 parents and 4 kids.
     
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