What's wrong with water truck drivers?

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  1. precariousthoughts

    precariousthoughts Light Load Member

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    45 mph on the highway, and 45 mph on the lease road. Not just a few of them, it's nearly unanimous. They pull out from the lease road in front of you regardless of how close to you they are or how fast you're going.

    There's a lot of bad driving in the oilfield, but water trucks take the cake. I don't understand why they're the worst?
     
  2. mud23609

    mud23609 Medium Load Member

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    I'm convinced they drink the production water.
     
  3. that water's scary it's been known to start your faucet on fire..
    got to be careful with that stuff
     
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  4. okiedokie

    okiedokie Road Train Member

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    usually the green drivers start on the water trucks. But it could be they just suck.
     
  5. Bakerman

    Bakerman Road Train Member

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    Can't be any worse than SoCal can haulers!
     
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  6. Tb0n3

    Tb0n3 Road Train Member

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    If you're referring to the Gasland fracking thing it was preexisting natural gas in the guy's water and he saw a payday. There's no evidence it was related to fracking.
     
  7. Diesel Dave

    Diesel Dave Last Few of the OUTLAWS

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    Water tank drivers at huge jobsites are the worse. When there watering the dirt and they see a clean truck waiting to get unloaded or whatever, seems they drive by there intentionally to spray your truck.
     
  8. hey whatever happens texas Pennsylvania Illinois Ohio..
    just interesting and ironic to know about the time when it happened you never had faucets catching fire so if it didn't happen it didn't happen fine
     
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  9. skellr

    skellr Road Train Member

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    Just plow into one that pulls out in front of you, sue the smit out of the company, then retire.
     
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  10. RockinChair

    RockinChair Road Train Member

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    I've never understood that either, it doesn't make a #### bit of sense. And if you and them are approaching the same cattleguard from opposite directions, they're gonna roll on through regardless of who's loaded and who ain't. I don't know if it's a cultural thing or what.

    Between them and the sandbox haulers who used to be container haulers (and still drive like it), I'm about done with the oilfield.
     
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