What are the benefits and drawbacks of each different type of oilfield freight?

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  1. expedite_it

    expedite_it Medium Load Member

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    It's my understanding that there are three main types of freight in oilfield trucking: Sand, water, and crude oil. What are the benefits of each different type of oilfield freight? For instance, what are the benefits and drawbacks of hauling sand (as opposed to hauling water or crude oil)?

    What are the benefits and drawbacks of hauling water (as opposed to hauling sand or crude oil)?

    What are the benefits and drawbacks of hauling crude oil (as opposed to hauling sand or water)?

    When you haul water, does the water typically come in the same type of tanker as, say, diesel fuel gets hauled in?

    Does crude oil typically come in the same type of tanker trailer as the tanker trailers used for hauling diesel fuel?

    Which of the three major types of oilfield freight typically pays the most money?
     
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  3. Old Man

    Old Man Road Train Member

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    You can also haul casing, tubing, coiled tube, mud, chemicals, tooling and move drilling rigs.
     
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  4. AModelCat

    AModelCat Road Train Member

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    Not to mention work camps, camp supplies, camp servicing, heavy equipment and fuel.
     
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  5. Lazer

    Lazer Heavy Load Member

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    Not quite ‘trucking’, but those that cut, and build the lease roads, and location pads.
     
  6. RockinChair

    RockinChair Road Train Member

    Sand pays good when it's moving, but like everything else upstream it has booms and busts. There may be a lot of waiting time on location. Also, silica is a known carcinogen.

    Water is easy (unless you have to do service work) but it doesn't pay much because producers consider it a waste product. Whoever hauls it cheapest without spilling gets the jobs.

    Crude takes a bit more work than water, but it pays well and it is more steady than sand.
     
  7. Octrucker

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    Water drivers are treated like little #####es. Crude oil drivers are considered god like because the producers want to get paid for their oil
     
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