Location, location, location

Discussion in 'Oilfield Trucking Forum' started by scott180, Mar 7, 2022.

  1. The Crossword Trucker

    The Crossword Trucker Heavy Load Member

    854
    1,373
    Feb 21, 2015
    0
  2. Truckers Report Jobs

    Trucking Jobs in 30 seconds

    Every month 400 people find a job with the help of TruckersReport.

  3. latte2324

    latte2324 Bobtail Member

    6
    9
    Jan 31, 2017
    0
    We have been in Williston 3 years now and Texas prior in the 2012 boom. If you are alone you don’t need to worry about hauling a family with you so I can say both places are equal with exception of housing. I still think ND will give you a bigger bang for your buck. We pay $975 for a 3 bdrm and would pay way more in Midland. I also think pay is slightly higher in ND as many guys show up from Midland complaining about this but at same time I think many go back and forth complaining about anything and everything. That’s the oilfield, lol always complaints. I prefer the weather in ND however they can be quite similar at times both can be hot, last summer was horrible in ND and well the winter in ND wasn’t too bad this year with exception of that April storm. I have freezed my butt off in Midland too(btw we were in San Antonio area but were in Midland for other things not living). Now I can say I do like Midland itself. Many don’t but I just thought it had way more to offer in terms of conveniences. Now for the work. Well, good luck on that. It’s always a hit or miss and mostly miss with companies. They can be great one second and evil the next. So many games and unanswered questions. The best thing to do is just try to apply at places, in person, that people say more positive things about. Avoid the ones they mostly complain about as it will probably be true. And then SAVE THAT MONEY! Downturns are your biggest threat and they happen quite often unexpectedly.
     
  4. Bret1984

    Bret1984 Medium Load Member

    334
    588
    Mar 4, 2020
    Fort Worth, TX
    0
    WTX seems to be the sweet spot. Plenty of work and doesn't get the hard winters like ND.
     
  5. Bret1984

    Bret1984 Medium Load Member

    334
    588
    Mar 4, 2020
    Fort Worth, TX
    0
    Work ethic is mandatory to get the money they are advertising. Expect between $1,800 to $2,500 a week. $3k+ on the occasional week that the stars and planets all just happen to align just right. That's for company drivers.

    If you're an O/O expect between $9k to $14k weekly gross along with a lot more maintenance.
     
  6. Bret1984

    Bret1984 Medium Load Member

    334
    588
    Mar 4, 2020
    Fort Worth, TX
    0
    It's a trucking company. That's how much their top drivers earn on their best weeks. Gotta read between the lines.
     
  7. LTLTRUCKDRIVER

    LTLTRUCKDRIVER Bobtail Member

    46
    59
    Jun 3, 2019
    0
    Company driver should expect $1500 week if available, $2000 is the sun shines on his ###? If I'm reading between the lines ....
     
  8. Bret1984

    Bret1984 Medium Load Member

    334
    588
    Mar 4, 2020
    Fort Worth, TX
    0
    No, it's oilfield not regional/OTR. I gave accurate numbers. The well I'm running now pays $1,000 per load. Company drivers get 25% of the load. The average is 2 loads a day. I average 3 loads a day. Do the math.
     
  9. LTLTRUCKDRIVER

    LTLTRUCKDRIVER Bobtail Member

    46
    59
    Jun 3, 2019
    0
    Work for Patterson Trucking (25% of load) in the ninety's it always seemed back then you had 3 good weeks then terrible week. Mostly pipe we ran West / South Texas, South Louisiana, New Mexico, Wyoming, and North Dakota.
     
  10. Rockdoctor

    Rockdoctor Medium Load Member

    We spent a lot of time as O/O in West TX and loved the Big Spring area vs other spots further West. The roads can get rough over between Pecos and Carlsbad and the higher rates get eat up by higher maintenance. We would haul around Big Spring a lot into the Delek facility there and only issue I ever had with roads were some of the county roads had a lot of sand so you had to be aware so you didn't get stuck with a big tow bill!
     
  11. Bret1984

    Bret1984 Medium Load Member

    334
    588
    Mar 4, 2020
    Fort Worth, TX
    0
    We have a couple of slow months every year.
     
  • Truckers Report Jobs

    Trucking Jobs in 30 seconds

    Every month 400 people find a job with the help of TruckersReport.

  • Draft saved Draft deleted