Let's be honest, things are as bad as the bust

Discussion in 'Oilfield Trucking Forum' started by LDLWells, Feb 23, 2020.

  1. LDLWells

    LDLWells Heavy Load Member

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    What's your plan? Going to stick it out? Look for something else? Ideas?

    Help your fellow drivers by throwing out some ideas
     
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  3. Crude Truckin'

    Crude Truckin' Road Train Member

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    I work for a good company, and they have transitioned me to the highway for the most part. Still a little oilfield work here and there.
     
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  4. x1Heavy

    x1Heavy Road Train Member

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    It will be.

    Right now the battle is being won or lost in China. tankers are piled up off Singapore. Photos that get uploaded on 50+ in view waiting off there gets censored. Its not worth hiring a tanker to move oil now. You will lose money and probably lose again when you learn the value fo that oil has dropped due to no economic demand anywhere.

    Our American Midwest power generation is our last Bastion. A maginot line so to speak. Should we have a VERY HOT summer and a burnt spring, then everyone up there cranks the airconditioning and the US Midwest are going to demand oil, coal, and natgas handover fist
     
  5. SavageMuffin

    SavageMuffin Medium Load Member

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    I’m on a rig still working 100 hours a week. So for the time being it’s enjoy the money and keep saving.
     
  6. mud23609

    mud23609 Medium Load Member

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    I pulled out last July when I could no longer do 2k a week hauling crude. Ain’t worth playing in the thunder dome for any less than that.
     
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  7. SoulScream84

    SoulScream84 Light Load Member

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    I wasn't trucking, but I'm out starting Monday. Plan is to head to Texas and stay with family, it'll stink but I figure tough times mean pulling together.
     
  8. Nsuaqcat

    Nsuaqcat Light Load Member

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    Where where and what rig are you on?? All the rigs I worked on stacked out.
     
  9. speedyk

    speedyk Road Train Member

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    Got a call maybe a month or so ago, big job in the permian, hiring a bunch of drivers right now, this work should last years... I'm thinking I've heard that song before.

    I'm sorry for you all and hope you find something that isn't a lie...this time...

    Out on the highway, reefers and grocery are pretty thick, maybe try one of those outfits.

    Some places have construction going on and lots of dirt hauling.

    Print up an official looking letter about how you're essential and go drive around.
     
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  10. SavageMuffin

    SavageMuffin Medium Load Member

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    All but one of ours did too like 2 weeks ago.
     
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  11. Brettj3876

    Brettj3876 Road Train Member

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    Yea don't know how many times I've heard that one before LOL
     
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