needing help making a decion for the oil fields.

Discussion in 'Oilfield Trucking Forum' started by ralf89, May 15, 2014.

  1. HotRod1

    HotRod1 Bobtail Member

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    There is more money in ND but, and it's big, it costs more to live there, it's colder than a witches t@# in the winter, and you have to like snow. I went with Texas, my buddy is in ND. We both are O/O's hauling dirt and gravel in a the oil fields. After living exspenses I end up with more in my pocket and a decent home life. I also get to work year round. But you have to decide what you want. Quick money and then get out, or more like me, a long term life change. I was going back and forth from Texas to Oregon for a year before my wife moved down and we could sell off out house. It sucked, 2 days traveling for 3 days with the family. Most companies have different policies for off time. I have a buddy who gets 2 days off for every 30 he works. But he's single and parks his bike in my garage. I pay 875 a month rent for a 4/3 new house with a pool and a landscaper, my buddy in ND pays 825 for a
    motel room. It all depends what you want. Look at cost of living before you make a decision.
     
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  3. Patrickm213

    Patrickm213 Medium Load Member

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    ND also has income tax whereas TX does not
     
  4. ralf89

    ralf89 Bobtail Member

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    Wao thank you all for your replys, Muchly appreciated,the hole point is to go work up there to gain the experience and the money just wanna have something set up before I get up there,made my mind to go to ND,but so far I did the interview with MBI but they told me the rent is gonna be like 700 I know that's cheap for ND but I know many company's offer free housing Got this other company in the works too which seem pretty nice,will see what mbi will offer when they call me this week,wanna get to work asap!!! :biggrin_25525:
     
  5. ralf89

    ralf89 Bobtail Member

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    Bknight pm me since I can't yet thanks.
     
  6. TLeaHeart

    TLeaHeart Road Train Member

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    and once again, I will chime in, northeastern colorado, great pay, low cost of living... but colorado does have state income taxes..

    or eastern wyoming, same shale formation as ND, pay is great, low cost of living, and no state income tax... or live in cheyenne wy, and haul the crude in colorado.
     
  7. glenn71

    glenn71 Medium Load Member

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    We're you up there for the winter? Not being snarky, I'm just curious as to what it's like in that part of CO.
     
  8. TLeaHeart

    TLeaHeart Road Train Member

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    I live in wyoming.... so yea I am around for the winter.... windy, some cold, some snow, but nothing like the cold of ND....
     
  9. JordanJay31

    JordanJay31 Bobtail Member

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    Boy would I love to live in Colorado, just heard different things regarding pay. Sounds good to hear u say the pay is GOOD. Exactly what is GOOD though? Thanks a bunch man! Oh, and what do the state income taxes come out to be?
     
  10. TLeaHeart

    TLeaHeart Road Train Member

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    I live in wyoming, with no state taxes... my buddy lives in cheyenne wy, but hauls the oil out of northeastern colorado, back into wyoming... he made $98,000 last year, with 5 years with the company.

    Pay is 25 to 27% of load for crude haulers...

    a rookie will make $70,000 the first year.

    the ones paying by the hour are in the 20 to 22 range.
     
  11. AP1977

    AP1977 Light Load Member

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    Where do you live in TX?
     
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