Is the oilfield booming again?

Discussion in 'Oilfield Trucking Forum' started by The Crossword Trucker, Nov 15, 2021.

  1. The Crossword Trucker

    The Crossword Trucker Medium Load Member

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    WR partners is advertising good money again in the permian
    Is it worth putting in an application ?
    I think they are the recruiter for one of the big companies but not sure which one

    What are you guys seeing out there? Rates going up ?
     
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  3. Scoot 1971

    Scoot 1971 Light Load Member

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    Don't know about the oil patch rates but Midland and Odessa seem like ghost towns compared to a couple years ago as far as oil field truck traffic. Used to be I wouldn't even consider stopping at any of the truckstops there due to the insanity with all the trucks. Now it's a breeze stopping in those truckstops.
     
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  4. RockinChair

    RockinChair Road Train Member

    This time of year is always slow, or holding steady. Lots of outfits start hiring after the new year when the new budget kicks in.
     
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  5. Lazer

    Lazer Heavy Load Member

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    It is picking up slowly. I don’t think it will ever get as busy as it was when crude was over $100 a barrel. Even it gets that high again, the truck traffic won’t be like ‘back in the day’. There are too many more rules now that are enforced.
    A lot of people won’t come out here if they have to play by the rules.
    To many of the big name companies, don’t want anything to do with renegade third party contractors.
     
  6. RichTrucker2020

    RichTrucker2020 Light Load Member

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    Ya, Flying J in Midland was not full with lots of spots open at 9pm a couple days ago.
     
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  7. RockinChair

    RockinChair Road Train Member

    Good. Our industry is already under the microscope and things are only going to get tougher from here on out. We need to clean our own house - or Uncle Sam will do it for us.
     
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  8. RubyEagle

    RubyEagle Medium Load Member

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    Yeah ok. Perhaps they can start with finding out how these non English reading or speaking folks are getting their CDLs.
     
  9. Lazer

    Lazer Heavy Load Member

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    That is an excellent question, that applies to all segments, not just the oilfield.
     
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  10. Mandaree

    Mandaree Bobtail Member

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  11. Speedy356

    Speedy356 Bobtail Member

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    In Illinois they don’t have to read or speak English. They must have an interpreter that can read the questions in there language and then read them the multiple choice answers!
    Or they can just tell them in there language which answer to pick for a few $$$
    We had a former governor that went to prison for selling CDLs in the past, but evidently it’s ok now?
     
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