Top 5 West TX Sand Hauler Outfits

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  1. 31N90W

    31N90W Light Load Member

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    What are the Top 5 West TX Sand Hauler Outfits to work for as a company driver? And, are they hiring? Permarly outfits near Midland, Odessa, Pecos.
    IMHO, an ideal gig is not just based on pay, I also consider benefits, ie, Medical, 401K, hours, etc.

    Any suggestions? And, I thank you in advance.
    31N90W
     
  2. plater1

    plater1 Light Load Member

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    Your best bet is just go there (Midland/Odessa) and talk to sand haulers sitting in truck stops. I went there years ago checked out a few companies then stopped in that Pilot at exit 129. I got a cup of coffee and there were some drivers standing around talking about a well that was down. They were Silverline drivers. I started there a few days later. It wasn't the greatest company (got a little worse when Rockwater bought them out) but they taught me how to haul sand then left me alone to make some $$$. I was there over two years, guess i got lucky. I worked for a couple more outfits over the next few years before the slowdown in 16'. Each company has good and bad, but some things are common: really long hours, some fast trucks (my avatar is my last Rockwater truck, governed at 85), there are lots of jerks down there but there are some really good people too like (Horizon Transportation, Midland). Last time i was in Pecos there was only the one sand hauling outfit doing EOG wells,Chalk mtn, i would steer clear of those guys. Good luck to you.
     
  3. Lyfsfun

    Lyfsfun Bobtail Member

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    What's the latest with Chalk mountain?
     
  4. RockinChair

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    They're closing down all their yards except for the one in Kermit.
     
  5. brank

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    Here's a craigslist ad from Chalk Mountain

    Frac Sand and Water Opportunities - Up to $100,000/yr PLUS Bonuses!

    It states there are opportunities in the following:
    • Kermit, TX
    • Pleasanton, TX*
    • Glen Rose, TX*
    • Fowlerton, TX*
    I talked to a company in Midland and they say they are desperate for drivers and they have good employee reviews on the internet.
     
  6. Redtwin

    Redtwin Road Train Member

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    Whats the name of the desperate Midland company?
     
  7. Makeajump

    Makeajump Light Load Member

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    I would also like to know about that Midland company! I’m looking to change to a different employer. I’ve been working Midland/Odessa for 10 yrs. plus. Hazmat Tanker & Stepdeck......
     
  8. brank

    brank Light Load Member

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    I can say that it's not a traditional or typical employer in the oilfield.
     
  9. Redtwin

    Redtwin Road Train Member

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    Yeah, the typical employer isn't a secret like this mysterious Midland outfit.
     
  10. Makeajump

    Makeajump Light Load Member

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    PM sent!
     
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