Trying to become oilfield O.O....

Discussion in 'Oilfield Trucking Forum' started by BornRider, Feb 13, 2021.

  1. BornRider

    BornRider Bobtail Member

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    I’m looking into buying my truck and tanker trailer to haul water or possibly crude. I’ve hauled crude for 4 years and water for 3yrs. I know I have to have an MC,DOT,LLC, truck insurance,UCR,2290,BOC-3, and IFTA.
    My question is what other permits or licensing do I need if any?
    Also I had a bad year last year, laid off in February and got two tickets in my personal vehicle (one a 15+),perfect timing right.If I have my own insurance and all the goodies is it still possible to hire on to a company? I’m askin because I see a lot ask for clean records. I really need to get to work but stupid record prevents me from being hired as company driver so I’m kind of being forced to do what I’ve always wanted to...be an O.O. Thanks
     
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  3. kemosabi49

    kemosabi49 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    Call and get some quotes for insurance as a new authority. If you lease your truck on to a company you have to be under their insurance. They may charge you back for it, but it will be their insurance company that will have to approve you.
     
  4. bonder45

    bonder45 Heavy Load Member

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    Slim pickings out there for O/O’s in the ND oilfield.

    Ive been trying a bunch of places for water tanker and the best I could find is $90/ hour to your pocket after they take their fees.

    I don’t want to haul crude so I don’t know that market.

    Depending what states you’re in you might need a solid waste disposal permit ( $75 in ND ) everything else looks good though.

    Lots of places are requiring more insurance too.

    3-5 million umbrella
    1 million pollution
    100k cargo
    + your normal truck insurance
     
  5. RockinChair

    RockinChair Road Train Member

    In the Permian the companies won't give you work unless you have at least 10 trucks, so your best bet would be to lease on to a carrier that already has contracts.

    Also, those two tickets and whatever else that's preventing you from being hired on as a company driver, combined with the fact that you're a new o/o, are going to make it very expensive for you to get insurance or might even make you uninsurable.

    I'm not trying to discourage you, I just want to let you know what you're up against so that you can go into this with your eyes open. Good luck man.
     
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  6. bonder45

    bonder45 Heavy Load Member

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    You have water work in the Bakken?
     
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  7. REO6205

    REO6205 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    He's a recruiter. His post was deleted.
     
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