Oil fields...who to drive for ??

Discussion in 'Tanker, Bulk and Dump Trucking Forum' started by Southern Son, Jun 9, 2012.

  1. dunderland

    dunderland Bobtail Member

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    Part of the job. You can't be picky when working in the oil patch. as far the housing if your working for a decent company they'll offer room and board.Just saying if you want to make buck and ND is the place to be.
     
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  3. Southern Son

    Southern Son Light Load Member

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    Is the pay that much better in N.D. ?? so far I've had offers in teh $80 a year range in T.X., housing...I plan on sleeping in the truck.
     
  4. Bikerdave

    Bikerdave Light Load Member

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    Pay is a bit more in N.D. but so is the cost of living..........and then there is the weather!!!!. Most energy companies in Texas are local or slip seat and the posibility of staying in the truck is less common than you would think. Although there are a few exceptions,but then again not many. I looked into that a few months ago
     
  5. ShootThis

    ShootThis Medium Load Member

    Any driving position in West Texas (Permian Basin) will pay between $16 and $22 a hour.Working 12 to 14 hrs a shift.The company I work for has different schedules for separate yards,mine is 4/2.Most companies will pay an extra $1.50 to $2 an hour more for night drivers.Most of the larger companies offer $3000. relocation but housing is scarce so plan on spending a couple months in a motel unless you have someone you can stay with.

    You will make good money as 70 to 80 hrs a week are normal if you want to work them.

    If you want some more info pm me,be glad to help anyway I can.
     
  6. OSU Mike

    OSU Mike Bobtail Member

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    Look into A&W Water in Northern Colorado.
     
  7. uktrucker

    uktrucker Bobtail Member

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    Ahhh, the Holy Grail that we all want, lol. I'll save your time....no such company exists!!
     
  8. dunderland

    dunderland Bobtail Member

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    I beg to differ
     
  9. idahosharks

    idahosharks Bobtail Member

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    If you go to work in the oil fields find a small company to work for. Screw givin' the multi-million companies more money, they can stay on the HWY where they belong. The big companies come in and undercut the local or out of state small guy. I work the Bakken, I haul sand up here, work for a guy with 1 truck, it's nice. Swift is moving in and going to ruin this field. Swift money (like he needs any more) will undercut everybody, and take everybody's transportation jobs up here for a dollar a load, forcing all small biz to have to drop wages to compete and BOOM! The oil fields are just as ###### as all the low paying jobs everywhere else in the country.

    It's just too bad that people sell out after making tons of money. Something happens in the brain I think, "Well I've made 40 million this year, next year I'll shoot for 50." Self centered ######## only want more to fill the empty holes in their souls not even giving a flying fornication about you or me. Ya, it was good. It sucks up here. The big dreams to "get ahead" have tuned into "getting by" like every #### else I've lived in this country.

    Bakken Update= It sucks up here, wages are dropping, the rush for getting in on the money is OVER......
     
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  10. wowo6057

    wowo6057 Light Load Member

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    So the silly question for the day - - - is frac sand as good as any other in the oilfields? One could get into cement , sand or water and do not really need to haul oil. 18 dollars an hour X a million hours is still good coin.
     
  11. ShootThis

    ShootThis Medium Load Member

    Running frac sand usually includes sitting at a well for 2 to 4 days with no facilities,pay is excellent but can be a miserable job.Hauling fresh,brine or produced water is usually 12 to 14 hrs a day and home nightly.I take home an average of $900. a week but I try not to work more than 55 hrs a week.
     
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