Working in the Oil Fields

Discussion in 'Oilfield Trucking Forum' started by Ernest82, Apr 22, 2012.

  1. Roadwarriorking

    Roadwarriorking Light Load Member

    Mar 24, 2012
    Miami, Fl

    thanks for the info... can u tell us what is the name of the company so i can apply...

    i have to relocated.?......or i can work like 3 or 4 week in a row and take 1 week off so i can come home...?..

  2. Logan76

    Logan76 Crusty In Training

    Jul 12, 2009
    kittanning, PA
    What are you talking about hauling water is hard work?! I didnt realize dragging a couple of cam lock 4" hoses around was hard...

    I'll tell ya that I went from hauling water to doing flatbed and the flatbed work is kicking my butt.

    I don't know about dangerous, you kinda get used to the frac jobs and rigs, alot of times you haul your water to and from impoundments off the well pad itself.

    I'm not saying your lying, I just dont think that it's too hard of a job.
  3. turksrig

    turksrig Bobtail Member

    Mar 31, 2012
    san antonio tx
    I thought hauling water wasthe easier of the jobs Hahaha...I love finding out the "real" deal. No the company didn't say it was a blog did, that makes sense since they said they would rewind us to drive with a yard full if equipment!!! Can you offer a few more truths concerning the job I know nothing so any little something is good. I'm going to school soon for.CDL then onto the yard in Texas.
    gdyupgal Thanks this.
  4. turksrig

    turksrig Bobtail Member

    Mar 31, 2012
    san antonio tx

    Now this is more like what I heard, I'm fine with hard work I just wanna get a bead on what I'm gonna be up against
  5. persistence51

    persistence51 Bobtail Member

    May 14, 2012
    i was working in the oil fields in south tx. but quit due to low pay for the amount of time spent away from home for about 6/7 hundred aweek.its just not worth it. there is just too many co. hauling frac sand,i dont see any way to make 80/100 thousand a year
  6. turksrig

    turksrig Bobtail Member

    Mar 31, 2012
    san antonio tx
    I was told 60 hrs at 18 per hour plus they are paying for my school CDL, seems good but I have not gotten a check yet hahahah
  7. GasHauler

    GasHauler Master FMCSA Interpreter

    Oct 23, 2005
    Sounds like young persons work. It would be a good place to build experience if you wanted to go after the higher paying tanker jobs but you've got to be careful. Anytime there's a boom there's short cuts that companies take that do not hurt them but screw you big time. Not all but those who run trash equipment and pay no attention to safety. If you're going to have a future in this industry you must protect your record.
  8. Bluestraveler

    Bluestraveler Bobtail Member

    May 11, 2012
    Rochester NY
    I am just starting out, in good shape, single and don't mind the hours. What is the manual labor? Any advice or suggestions appreciated. I would rather work in the Dakotas. (From NY and prefer the cold to the heat)
  9. nicholas_jordan

    nicholas_jordan Medium Load Member

    Mar 31, 2012
    temple texas
    I think this post exemplifies why the internet can be a weak information source - we have those people sitting around in front of a computer screen who would not even know what a cam-lock is ....

    I can do flatbed, or at least I could if I could find the companies ~ to serve the original poster's goals we cannot really give a good idea of how risk-intensive the work is with no grasp of what - if any - heavy or industrial work the person has done.

    OP -> any such work involves risks that cannot be safely accomplished without great time around equipment and as well a natural feel for how such things are .... Something Mr. Redneck can probably grasp well. Hauling water is not all that "dangerous" compared to what the other haulage might be but { especially tankers } can "get away from you" rather fast and so for some rather "simple" driving mistakes + (plus) even once you get used to them being tired or whatever makes it hard to gauge the risk

    I am seeking the same thing and have been working on it, the major challenge seems to be finding the field office for companies that hire zero-time / low-time drivers .... I listed on Manta to assist my search and that is the best I have found so far & beyond that it is subscribing to newspapers in Karnes, Goliad, Bee, Victoria, Lavaca County, Texas .... then finding the newspapers and reading the want-ads .... that is just to get on & once you find work somewhere around and in the oilfield it usually moves to word-of-mouth about some job that is really good

    Getting there from scratch-zero is beyond what we would call a challenge.

    1] Good question, and one we should work on rather well as no such thing as passing up a $20 / hour job hauling water for a chance to ##### about O.T.R. will ever make any sense other than some A.J. type hyper-critical suggestion that it is to keep away competition.
    2] Dont worry about it ~ I have vast experience going into a completely new field and making long-term history of it -- those people of are no use for your efforts and if you hear any such terminology your efforts are better directed toward keeping your own job = which translates as if they have the time to be critical of you like that maybe you want to watch how they work and learn from it + if not it does not matter anyway [!]
    3] Other areas can be undue risk, water tanker has a special sway that has to be known and driven to correct for ~ other than that it is standard risks like backing is only for achieved work
  10. wowo6057

    wowo6057 Light Load Member

    Jul 4, 2010
    not Rialto Ca.
    where does one apply? all i found was SNI apply sites and that may be the way to go.
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