Rookie Driver takes to the Oilfield Hauling Fuel!!

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by Svoray, Oct 8, 2011.

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  3. BigJohn54

    BigJohn54 Gone, but NEVER forgotten

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    Must have own tools was for mechanics. If you are a mechanic you should have tools or an idea on cost.

    The CDL A jobs are fracing jobs with some driving. I called on them. This would be a good job for a young man.

    The problem I am having is finding a job that works 3-5 weeks on and 1 week off. I will get a place to stay but do not plan to permanantly relocate my residence.

    Most of the companies in TX do 5/2 then 5/3 or 4/2. They are minimizing the hours and overtime which removes the incentive for me. It also leaves no time to visit the house.

    In ND more are doing lots of hours with a weekly type rotation instead of a daily type rotation. I'm sure this is because they have more trouble filling the jobs in ND with people willing to relocate.
     
  4. Svoray

    Svoray Medium Load Member

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    There are a few jobs including Fracing companies who allow 2-3 wks on and a week off. If you want Fracing, check out Superior Well Services. I ran into guys working for them who got a full week off.
     
  5. Svoray

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    As mentioned above, tools are for mechanic poitions. Equipment operators generally run the Frac pumps etc and drive the semi tractors if they have a CDL. Frac Tech is also known for helping people get their CDLs as well. I talked with them a while back and they start basic hands off at 16.00/hr and around 18.00 for CDL drivers. It's not top wages but it's a job.
     
  6. Seattle206

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    Do you work for this company? Also would this be about the expected pay for Diesel haulers in the Odessa Midland area?
     
  7. Svoray

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    Frac Tech is a Fracing or Hydrualic Well Servicing company. I work for a different company that is hired by Fracing companies to refuel their Frac pumps with diesel. We kinda go hand in hand if you will. Anyhow, diesel haulers are probably on the low end making 12.00-15.00 an hour with 70-90+ hrs. That is one reason I push Fracing more than diesel, Frac Tech is probably lower end of the Fracing when it comes to pay and they still start you out more than hauling diesel...about 16.00 and 18.00 for CDL. Hour wise, you still work the same basic amount as a diesel hauler.

    If you're looking for even better wages and decent hours, check out Pioneer and Baker Hughs ( BJ). I've thought about Pioneer my self, they start guys out at 20.00 and only work 12 hr shifts. The only reason I don't make the change is we're about to move to Dallas.
     
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  8. Seattle206

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    After rereading the post from rushing out the door; I have had time to digest the information. Thank you for all the info. I'm mainly interested in the most amount that can be made safely with my CDL. I will look into the companies you have suggested as well. Thank You and GL out there.
     
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  9. Svoray

    Svoray Medium Load Member

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    Np,

    Probably the best bang for your buck is night shift crude haulers. These guys can make 75-100k...day time is about 60-75k.
     
  10. eastcoastguy1975

    eastcoastguy1975 Light Load Member

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    can rookies get these jobs? do you have to apply in person?
     
  11. Svoray

    Svoray Medium Load Member

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    I applied for a crude job before accepting my current job hauling diesel. And about 2wks later the crude company called back about the job. I respectfully declined since I thought it would look bad on my record being a rookie and switching companies just after two weeks.

    As for applying in person, I'm not sure. I applied at two different crude haulers my self, one had to be in person and I could not take the application home. The other one allowed me to return the application later. I would check with their web sites, below is a smaple of crude haulers in the area.

    Plains:
    http://www.paalp.com/Home-1.html

    Enterprise:
    http://www.enterpriseproducts.com/operations/onshoreCrudePipeServ.shtm

    Dorado:
    http://www.manta.com/c/mm0h07k/dorado-oil-co
     
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