Time to start looking for a new company I think.

Discussion in 'Oilfield Trucking Forum' started by mud23609, Mar 4, 2019.

  1. mud23609

    mud23609 Medium Load Member

    Mar 9, 2015
    I don't really want to because I like the company I am at, and they have great equipment but we don't have the work. We haul mostly NGL oil and they lost a bunch of work on the first. It was a little slow before and NGL kept saying it would pick up on the first, only to find out that we were loosing some work instead. Been here for two months and worked for Xcaliber for a month as well before I had enough of their junk equipment so that puts me at about three months crude hauling experience and about 4.5 years of CDL driving experience.

    There is also the cost of living issue here in Carlsbad. I'm paying 800 a month just to park a camper so I am thinking its time to move on.

    Anybody got any leads on outfits to look into? I am looking for home daily and strongly prefer day shift hours. I like the short runs too. Not real interested in the long hauls that some folks like. I do want the option to take home time once in a while though I do not go home often (haven't been back home to Wisconsin since I came down here).Other than that if the equipment is good and the money is there I'm interested.
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  3. Atlanta trucker

    Atlanta trucker Road Train Member

    Jan 25, 2017
    You said your looking for home daily and then you said you were looking to take home time ?
    You live in Wisconsin but your now living in Carlsbad California ?
  4. Chinatown

    Chinatown Road Train Member

    Aug 28, 2011
    Henderson, NV & Orient
    That's what caught my attention also. Carlsbad, CA or Carlsbad, NM.
    Wisconsin CDL? In Wisconsin; what is the nearest city/town to you.
    Are you leaving the oil fields and want regular trucking?
  5. mud23609

    mud23609 Medium Load Member

    Mar 9, 2015
    Carlsbad New Mexico. I want to stay in the patch hauling crude. Texas or New Mexico. I am done with northern winters. Looking for a 5 week on one week off or similar rotation that will also let me work my week off if I choose. Right now I am three weeks on one week off but I never take my week off.

    Not looking to go to regular trucking at all. I just want to go back to making 2000 to 2500 a week hauling crude. Even with the loss of work Im still going to be looking at 1400 to 1500 a week at my current job which is better than most OTR jobs but it's poverty wages compared to what I should be making hauling crude.
    Last edited: Mar 4, 2019
  6. Lav-25

    Lav-25 Light Load Member

    Mar 31, 2018
    ...might try direct work w/ halliburton , keene, elite,slumberJ, not really crude hauling, but they do have the hrs and time off your looking for. Google them , or stop by there yards and yak at them.
  7. Thore

    Thore Bobtail Member

    Dec 9, 2014
    I know your down south but if you consider moving north to Co, Wy Badlands is hiring with alot of work up here. 6 weeks on 1 week off. Free housing
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  8. mac121

    mac121 Bobtail Member

    Oct 30, 2018
    Why would he be talking about Carlsbad, CA? Seems obvious it is Carlsbad, NM.
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  9. speedyk

    speedyk Road Train Member

    Apr 8, 2015
    Great Lakes was hiring, not sure what they pay. I didn't have enough time for them.
  10. RockinChair

    RockinChair Road Train Member

    I bet they pay by the load, because their drivers are always in a hurry.
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  11. Paddlewagon

    Paddlewagon Light Load Member

    Sep 17, 2017
    Llano Estacado
    Lots of hiring signs in W. Oklahoma/Tx Panhandle for crude haulers..........Guardian Services.........CP Energy.........Eastex Crude.........Gipsons...........won't cost ya 8 bills to park a camper either.
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