Oil field job locations

Discussion in 'Oilfield Trucking Forum' started by asphaltreptile311, Aug 7, 2019.

  1. asphaltreptile311

    asphaltreptile311 Heavy Load Member

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    Got a relative getting his cdl wants to jump in the oil field . Do these jobs hire out of Arkansas or do you pretty much have to move to Texas. Any companies?
     
  2. mud23609

    mud23609 Medium Load Member

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    I would not recommend going out there with a fresh cdl. While he can probably get hired on those are some of the most dangerous roads in the us. It's not a good place for a new driver to start.

    That being said. The wages are also not that great there. Rates are down on crude especially. When I left last month I was making 1200 to 1400 a week hauling oil. That was down from 2000 to 2500 on an average week when I first went down. You can do that otr and not beat yourself up on lease roads.
     
  3. asphaltreptile311

    asphaltreptile311 Heavy Load Member

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    Dang that doesn't sound too hot right now . Y'all do some rough driving that's for sure, seen one guy get his truck up on 9 wheels
     
  4. LDLWells

    LDLWells Medium Load Member

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    Texas sucks and their drivers are insecure. Probably because snow confuses them or they get distracted by shiny objects.

    If they can find a job in oil and gas I would say go for it. The forecasts are a steady $64 a barrel for the rest of the year and $65 for next year. It's not a bad industry and you get home more often than the standard one day home for every week out
     
  5. Crude Truckin'

    Crude Truckin' Road Train Member

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  6. Deadwood

    Deadwood Light Load Member

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    A 5/2 then 5/3 schedule is fairly common. That’s way better than what you get OTR.
     
  7. asphaltreptile311

    asphaltreptile311 Heavy Load Member

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    Lot of drivers seem to like 5/3
     
  8. Capacity

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    Go haul a sandbox first and work your way into it , its going to be tough getting a Big Company to hire you fresh out of school , you might want to Call MBI up in Dickinson ND they used to train drivers.
    A word to the wise do not accept any oilfield job that doesn't have housing.

    Good Luck
     
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    silinus vers Light Load Member

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    Funny you say this, I'm thinking of going back flatbed otr because I can make the same money,
    and not have to shave, not have to wear FR clothing, not have to get beat to death by lease roads, and not have to breath H2S and dirt.
     
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  10. mud23609

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    I haven't shaved since I left the patch. Its glorious hahaha
     
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