Smith Transport in Marcellus Shale

Discussion in 'Oilfield Trucking Forum' started by BRShirk, Mar 27, 2014.

  1. BRShirk

    BRShirk Light Load Member

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    I've only seen Smith OTR trucks. Does anyone know anything about them tanking water for the Marcellus Shale in western PA? Is it even the same company? I saw an ad on indeed.com
     
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  3. jbee

    jbee Medium Load Member

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    The same.

    http://www.smithwellservicing.com/
     
  4. BRShirk

    BRShirk Light Load Member

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    Anyone know how they are to work for?

    I'm thinking if I can get 6-12mo experience while still in PA I'll have better luck when its time to go to TX.
     
  5. JPenn

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    I've worked alongside them in Western PA. Decent group, nicely setup trucks. Of course, all that can change in an instant, but I had a good impression from them.
     
  6. BRShirk

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    I looked on the website and it said something about a $500 escrow for company drivers. Not sure what that'd be about, only thing I can think of is for PPE.

    How's the work in western PA? Steady work with decent pay, or at least comparable to other oil field locations?
     
  7. JPenn

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    I mainly worked in NE PA, with a few out of town stays in the Canonsburg area, and a bunch of mud runs to WV and OH. I honestly wouldn't say PA is steady anywhere. It's up, then it's down. The price of natural gas relative to the demand in PA is keeping production somewhat low. There is a bunch of shuffling around of leased, and a good bit of pipeline work though. Personally I'm taking a break, waiting for the hourly rates on tankers to go up enough to justify picking one up. Not sure it's gonna happen though, as there has been some massive undercutting going on.
     
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  8. BRShirk

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    Honestly I'm just looking to get 6-12mo experience before running with my hair on fire away from the NE for TX.
     
  9. BRShirk

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    I wouldn't be so sure. With Putin pulling his poop and us loosening export restrictions it could do something.
     
  10. cableguy66

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    When I was doing the gas well gig here in NE and North central Pa last year, and I did see a bunch Smith tankers running water up in Clermont, Pa area (North Central Pa area) which I believe was in the wet gas area (don't quote me on that, never asked) but the northeast area went almost to a screeching halt when the price of dry gas (Marcellus shale) went way down a couple years ago, so a lot of companies packed up and went west, only a small hand full of wells still being drilled/fracked no doubt due to not losing their leasing of land, but that's why I got out of it and went OTR
     
  11. chalupa

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    I'm curious CG,
    Your saying wet gas sells for more than dry?
     
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