Sand Hauling With Arnold -- Dilley TX

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  1. unloader

    unloader Heavy Load Member

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    I have been talking with a recruiter about a sand hauling gig in Dilley TX with Arnold Trans. Anyone work for them out there? I got an email offering positions with the company and that was one of them. I guess I was on there list from an app I did in 2013. $75 per load, min 2-3 loads per day. Housing is provided. I was unaware Arnold was even doing anything in the TX oilfields.

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  3. Big Duker

    Big Duker "Don Cheto"

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    Find out about detention loading/unloading. How many days a week will they keep you working. Is housing free? How many miles per load. etc
    Used to have $150 min as driver norm in sand. 1 hour detention went to as many as 10 of your time free. Lot will call detention storage and knock rate down to customer. Your $15 an hr can go to $5-10 if they decide to kiss customer rear end. And weeks of work turned into sporadic well. Work 4 days.. Sit at filthy truckstop for several days for free. Benefits ??? Insurance available? S TX has every throat/price cutting rat in US down there now. Hope you find one of the few good companies left in that area.
     
  4. unloader

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    Well Arnold didn't work out. Went through orientation, got to man-camp down in Dilley and things fell apart. Took several days to go out with a trainer, all the while you sit without pay because when you are in training they pay you by the hour. No trainer loads is what I was told. Turns out everyone down here is planning to leave within the next week. The guy I was in orientation with bailed on the second day.

    I did get sent out on one run with a trainer. Was told to be up at 0800 for to head out. Didn't get a load with trainer till 2300. Trying to be a team player, so I said "yeah let's run." Finally (accurately, unofficially) went off-duty at 1900 the next night, a total of 20 hours of being on duty. Told to log it legal and get some sleep. I got some sleep alright.

    After sitting around for several days and one mammoth day of working, I said this is it. I got told this is how things work in the oil fields, yet when I talked to several drivers for other companies they claimed their companies didn't make them work past their 15 hour on-duty limit. In a San Antonio hotel at the moment, orientation scheduled with Stevens Tanker on Monday.

    Any leads for the San Antonio area? I'm willing and ready to work, but I'm not going to be up awake for 15 hours, accept a load and then work way past my 15 hour on duty limit. This really isn't how it works out here is it?

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  5. Jamex3826

    Jamex3826 Bobtail Member

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    so did u actually get to do any work out there?
     
  6. unloader

    unloader Heavy Load Member

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    I'm with Stevens tanker now, steady 65 hours a week and weekends off. I've done work out in Dilley with Stevens and the man camp Arnold was using is now gone and there trucks are no where to be seen. Must've pulled out.

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  7. Jamex3826

    Jamex3826 Bobtail Member

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    10 4!
    R u hauling sand or straight tankers (oil or water)?
     
  8. security58

    security58 Light Load Member

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    nice, weekends off...how much is starting an hour?
     
  9. Jamex3826

    Jamex3826 Bobtail Member

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    weekends off really?
    thats great
    looking 4 something like that just wondering if the pay is almost $2,000 a week
     
  10. Rusty50484

    Rusty50484 Light Load Member

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    Arnold had a contract with Universal that expired I believe last month. We had been called in to help out with a well just west of Cotulla that Arnold was working.....Universal wanted us to take the whole thing when the contract expired...but we took a third crew with our primary customer, so we didn't have enough trucks to put over there. Universal now has their own trucks running that crew.

    Arnold guys were constantly plugging up, blowing sand on the ground, and from what I saw couldn't back a truck up to save their lives. Other than that they were ok I guess........
     
  11. Arky

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    We're all looking for that.
     
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