Ltl to water hauling

Discussion in 'Oilfield Trucking Forum' started by Wdever, Feb 13, 2018.

  1. Wdever

    Wdever Bobtail Member

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    Just looking for some advice from some experienced water haulers in the gas and oil field. I'm thinking about jumping ship from the ltl to hauling water. I've been doing the linehaul gig for about 20 years I make good money steady days about 10 hours a day but really tired of the interstate driving it's crazy nowadays. The water hauling company has offered me 5 days on 2 off 12 hrs a day with option to work more if wanted.
    Starting pay is 22.00 hour 3.00 night differential pay plus Ot over 40. Any Feedback would be appreciated.
     
  2. rabbiporkchop

    rabbiporkchop Road Train Member

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    Benefits included at no cost to you?
     
  3. Wdever

    Wdever Bobtail Member

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    55.00 a month for health insurance
    Dental and vision no cost.
    That's for a single person.
     
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  4. Short Fuse EOD

    Short Fuse EOD Medium Load Member

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  5. muthertrucker210

    muthertrucker210 Bobtail Member

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    Is that $22 plus $3 for nights? If so that sounds pretty good! The work is really easy, just mundane over time. You have lease work and flowbacks for the most part.

    Lease work is just that, go to a lease and grab a load and drop off at disposal. Then off to another location, repeat 4-6 loads a night.

    Flowback is faster paced. Back and forth all shift from same well to disposal, load after load until the well slows down 4-10 loads a night.

    Occasionally you will have to pull bottoms, which is just taking the water from the bottom of the crude tank. Or maybe skimming some oil from the water tank if oil gets on top.

    Overall, easy boring work. Just don't listen to those crude haulers brag about making all the money. Water pays close, with less work and less hazard.
     
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  6. 77fib77

    77fib77 Road Train Member

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    Vacc truck can also be hard. Dragging 2"hose and putting it over the top into a tank. Or cleaning up a crude oil spill. Dig little holes drag your hose through it put the end the hole.

    Depends on who you work for.
     
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  7. Justrucking2

    Justrucking2 Road Train Member

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    How about housing? Or are you in the area? Housing in the oil field in some cases is not cheap. Also, hours can be hit and miss, unless they are REALLY busy. You may sit for a week or more if things slowdown. Or, they may just lose a big contract, happens all the time in the oil field, and then what?
     
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  8. Octrucker

    Octrucker Light Load Member

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    I wouldn't all water. There's too much BS in it. I try to haul crude oil it's much better. I've done both
     
  9. Wdever

    Wdever Bobtail Member

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    What type of BS comes with hauling water?
     
  10. SavageMuffin

    SavageMuffin Light Load Member

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    Water isn’t bad. I preferred sandboxes but water definitely isn’t bad. Once you learn and get in a groove it can become mundane as stated earlier. Good luck!
     
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