Time to hang up the boots? Or next steps?

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  1. Patrickm213

    Patrickm213 Medium Load Member

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    Worked most of January and February doing flowback. March came and it's been "next week" ever since. Supposedly have a job starting up Tuesday. I'm almost hoping it gets canceled and I can move on. But move on to what? I'd take half the pay and a life, or steady work in an interesting location(offshore? Alaska?). Wait it out?
     
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  3. QualityMike

    QualityMike Light Load Member

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    ND is going to have some wells fracked in June and December this year, if you are still here. I haul crude and we have never been busier. I put in 68 hours in the last 5 days. Even if you get into hauling water, there is always work for good, safe hazmat drivers. Good luck.
     
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  4. Patrickm213

    Patrickm213 Medium Load Member

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  5. Ben Gunn

    Ben Gunn Medium Load Member

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    There is still work in production hauling oil & water, you just have to find the right yard because some are still working but others, not so much. I run a pump truck and have worked for the same customer every day for the past year so I haven't been affected. You just have to look harder than in the past.
     
  6. Patrickm213

    Patrickm213 Medium Load Member

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    Not sure how competitive I'd be trying to get a driving job at this point. Been a year since I have done any CDL driving. So far it looks like this well is going to rig up tomorrow. Who knows though!
     
  7. TracyN

    TracyN Light Load Member

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    Our Big Lake yard is super slow. Some shifts are only getting 6 hours. We are struggling to get our 40 hours.
     
  8. 77fib77

    77fib77 Road Train Member

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    Getva hazmat apply to enterprise.
     
  9. Ben Gunn

    Ben Gunn Medium Load Member

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    I'm sorry to hear that. You guys were going strong for a while. I know the drivers in Iraan would have had no work at all if it wasn't for your yard. A few of us have regular gigs (kill truck and vac), but the rest don't and they're struggling to find 40 hrs a week. It's a risky time to jump ship because its hard to tell who has work and who doesn't. Unfortunately you can't rely on potential employers to tell you the truth about this.
     
  10. Mad Frenchman

    Mad Frenchman Light Load Member

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    every few drivers I cross during my spread and little hours are all telling the same tale... hardly reaching 20h a week and from the look of it its all across the map, not just San Angelo.
     
  11. ppbr2001

    ppbr2001 Light Load Member

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    Get your hazmat and look for a crude hauling job. I made decent money with Koch pipeline even when oil was 6 bucks a BBL.
     
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