just starting out in the bakken

Discussion in 'Oilfield Trucking Forum' started by warhack, Dec 29, 2013.

  1. GSOK

    GSOK Light Load Member

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    Hauling....anywhere from red Mike's is too long of a turn for water lol. Plus, wind river and red Mike's being down a six ton road is just hilarious.
     
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  3. warhack

    warhack Light Load Member

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    agreed, i had a 5 hr load hauling from there today
     
  4. kogaFX

    kogaFX Light Load Member

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    Heading back out to Nodak tomorrow morning, I hope someone picks me up with 7 months OTR experience. I'll keep you guys updated.
     
  5. Oilfieldmike

    Oilfieldmike Medium Load Member

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    Craigslist is a great resource for jobs. Nd.craigslist. org
     
  6. warhack

    warhack Light Load Member

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    Sitting outside the state job by Stanley waiting for the all clear to unload.......stupid lightning
     
  7. GSOK

    GSOK Light Load Member

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    I'm so sick of this rain. And I don't even mind the mud so much as how absurdly muggy it gets when the sun inevitably comes out after. I feel like I'm back in the south.
     
  8. Oilfieldmike

    Oilfieldmike Medium Load Member

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    Mckenzie county below the lake hasn't had much rain
     
  9. dneno

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    Thanks for this thread. More info for making decisions. I have a question mainly for bknight. Is MBI constantly busy or is there considerable down time with drivers waiting for loads?

    I am going to be losing my job after 24 years with the same company because of the bad economy in CA for fence contractors and the owner shutting us down. I knew it was coming so I have been working on getting my CDL and will have it by next week.. I was born and raised on a farm in ND so I know about the weather. Also, I have cousins that have been trucking there since the boom started. They both suggested MBI for a newbie like me. I need to find a rotation position that gets me back to CA every few weeks as I have a house in I need to finish remodeling to sell. Also, I was thinking about getting on a frac crew since I also have a good mechanical back ground with some pump experience from years ago. I would really like to get on hauling crude (my cousin made $114k in crude last yr) but it looks like I have to get some experience before I can do that.

    Sorry for the long post but trying to do my homework as this is a big change after sitting behind a desk for a few years. Last item, I have been driving a 10 speed truck and noticed some companies are using 13 and 18 speed. Is 13 & 18 speed the majority or the exception? I know I can deal with it but want to prepare.

    Thanks again.
     
  10. joewispers

    joewispers Medium Load Member

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    How the heck are ya War, i"m still waitin on R.T. been looking around and seems like everyone is hiring, looking into western ex. now at library.
     
  11. Oilfieldmike

    Oilfieldmike Medium Load Member

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    MBI babysits the workers to try to control every step of operating the truck. For a totally new person that is exactly what you need. US veterans, lol 6 months you are considered a veteran water hauler, we have our own steps and we know from practice how to not make a mess. MBI has a zero spill policy, even for a drop. If after 6 months you don't like the constant watching you can move on, or stay if you don't mind it
     
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