Trying to find out about Oilfield trucking!

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  1. justanothercrzytrkdrvr

    justanothercrzytrkdrvr Light Load Member

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    how does one get hired on by one of these companies? I just moved to Arlington from Virginia - been a local driver for alot of years, mostly flats, vans, and reefers, but no tanker exp.
    what type of experience do they look for or require?
    should one just call or show up on the doorstep?
    can you provide more info on CJ or Cudd?
    sorry for all the questions, i would have sent a pm but i am new to the forum.
    thanks everyone!
     
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  3. Big Red

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    It's a good place to start. Then go on career builder and search for tanker/oilfield trucking jobs.

    Lastly...take a road trip to the Cleburne and Godley area and take notes and make phone calls and put in applications.

    The oilfield is kinda strange in the fact that it's easier to put up a sign than it is to run a classified ad.
     
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  4. Waterloo

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    Right now, even the "patch" is hurting, lots of rigs stacking out. You want a job, look for the servicing companies in your local area. And go pay them a visit. Forget the aps, just walk in and say here I am! They will either tell you they are hiring or not. And quite frankly, I wish I was down there. I think I could land a job within a day or two. And that ain't no lie.

    Just look at the competition!

    And don't laugh or think of me as arrogant. Been down that way and worked the patch. If you have half a brain and ain't jacked up on God knows what, you are hiring material!

    Mike
     
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  5. Coonass

    Coonass "Freshy Fresh"

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    To bad you not closer to La I could hire you to drive oilfield today.
     
  6. Coonass

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    The way I have been hauling pipe in Texas I don't see it slowing down too much. I have been delivering all the way from around Tyler down to around Franklin, and Normangee and everywhere in between.
     
  7. Waterloo

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    See, I told you so! Get out there and hit the bricks! Forget the resumes, none of these guys care for that ####e. Just walk in there and say, "Her I am!" They will figure real quick if they can use you. Because guys like Coonass have seen it all.

    Mike
     
  8. slodsm

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    Like was already stated man, just find a company and walk in the door. If it doesn't work out, go hit up the next one.

    IF you wanna pull tanks, go get a tank endorsement if you don't already have it, find a salt water disposal (trust me on this, it's like hitting up a truck stop for a noob lol) and talk to the guys dumping water and see who sucks, who pays well, who has the work and who has idiots in charge.

    There will be 20 companies yanking tanks in an area, 3 will be outstanding, 10 will be mediocre, and 7 will be the oil field equivalent of the worst OTR companies out there.

    I got my current job by walking door to door and asking pretty much, no tanker experience at all and got hired the second day. Great company, CRAP equipment but the working environment made up for it.

    Lately they hired a new area manager though so work is through the toilet and I am working less than 1/2 my normal hours so I am looking to get on with a service company. I don't want to leave this place but all they are doing is laying off and cutting hours and I have bills to pay so I have to do something.

    Service work doesn't seem to be slowing down at all so the flatbeds, dump trucks, and water trucks doing pad building and pit closings are still going full swing so that's where I am looking at going.
     
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  9. slodsm

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    Got a sleeper truck? Wanna hire me :biggrin_2555: lol.
     
  10. Brickman

    Brickman Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    When I've hauled "local" oil the days could be as long as 18 hrs. When I asked how this was to be logged, I was told to log legal. I said that means some days (many days) only two loads will get hauled. The reply was "quota is 3, you have to haul em"


    Hauling quota and logging legal do NOT mix.
     
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  11. Brickman

    Brickman Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    Taylor Propane Transport is a crude hauler. Based in TX, ops in WY, OK, CO, AR and TX.


    With the A-rabs cutting production this week on 1/1 by 2.2 million barrels a day the price of oil is not going to be a concern much longer. Its already come up 7 or 8 bux since the first.


    Also there are A LOT of oil field jobs in north dakota. Every kind of trailer, flat, step, vac, crude, water, heavy haul ect. Water trucks draw $20 plus OT.
     
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