Plains All American

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  1. Whiteout out West

    Whiteout out West Bobtail Member

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    Howdy,

    Been a fuel hauler for Pilot for a while now, just recently got offered a job hauling crude oil by Plains All American. Getting tired of nights and I'm 5+ years from a decent day shift despite what my boss told me to begin with. Haven't done crude but I have been in the oilfields before, so I'm familiar with the environment.

    Just curious if anyone can shed light on the company as a whole. Indeed/glassdoor reviews show its a good company to work for overall but wanted more perspectives, thanks.
     
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  3. Deadwood

    Deadwood Heavy Load Member

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    In the oilfield, you want to haul for a first purchaser - someone who’s actually buying the oil. When & if things slow down in the oilfield, all of the smaller third party haulers will slow Down and be jobless before you will.

    Not only is Plains a first purchaser, but they own their own pipeline. Other companies (like the one I haul oil for) have stations on Plains pipelines where we drop. It’s a solid company. Another of similar stature is Enterprise.

    Like that Hair Club For Men guy, I’m not only an advocate for Plains, I’m also a client. IMG_9837.jpeg Looking forward to my Plains dividend later this month.
     
  4. Whiteout out West

    Whiteout out West Bobtail Member

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    Makes sense, thanks for the input. Seems like a solid company, benefits are definitely better than pilot, and I actually would get guaranteed raises every year so I'm pretty sold. I'll also be working less, 5 on 2 off 5 on 3 off, get to pick whatever start time I want so long as it's by 9am. $6k sign-on on bonus to boot.
     
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  5. Lazer

    Lazer Road Train Member

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    Hope it works out for you. Always heard good thing about Plains. For me, the 5/2, 5/3 would be a deal breaker. I have seen a spreadsheet on that schedule, long term it’s a lot of unpaid days per year. Very hard for family to make plans unless your coworkers are willing to ‘exchange’ days off with you.
     
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  6. Whiteout out West

    Whiteout out West Bobtail Member

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    I did the math breakdown of their base commission which is $80k, 10 hours a day. Per hour I'd actually be at $34/hr at plains vs the $32 I'm at now working nights at pilot. Obviously no overtime, but to average 45 hours a week and make 80k aint bad.

    I'm at 120k gross working 62 hours on average right now but that many hours isn't sustainable for being an involved father. The schedule I can work around, found a website that shows on a calender every day I have off each year.
     
  7. rollin coal

    rollin coal Road Train Member

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    There's an app called "shifts" you can load your schedule in.

    Screenshot_20240412-000333_Shifts.jpg
     
  8. RockinChair

    RockinChair Road Train Member

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