The Path To Experience.

Topic 10546 | Page 2

Page 2 of 2 Previous Page Go To Page:
Robert W.'s Comment
member avatar
double-quotes-start.png

double-quotes-start.png

double-quotes-start.png

What state are you located in?

double-quotes-end.png

double-quotes-end.png

Look at his profile and you would see he is located in Midland TX.

Ernie

double-quotes-end.png

Ok, thanks.

Yes, I am in Midland, Texas. There is a lot of HazMat Tanker work here but now it's a little more difficult to get a job that provides training. I'm still working on it and had some good leads come my way today. Apparently, some of the younger drivers get their panties in a twist really quick so the turnover rate is fairly large. I'm not judging guys I don't know, it was what I was told by two different companies today while looking for work. Both companies seemed receptive for possible employment but we will see. Lot's of flatbed drill pipe and casing work here also. Not near as much as before but still some work to be had. There is some flatbed "hotshot" work to be had for oil field equipment and some dedicated routes from west Texas up into the Rockies all the way into Canada. All in all, I'll keep trying or start school in the next week or so.

HAZMAT:

Hazardous Materials

Explosive, flammable, poisonous or otherwise potentially dangerous cargo. Large amounts of especially hazardous cargo are required to be placarded under HAZMAT regulations

Dedicated Route:

A driver or carrier who transports cargo between regular, prescribed routes. Normally it means a driver will be dedicated to working for one particular customer like Walmart or Home Depot and they will only haul freight for that customer. You'll often hear drivers say something like, "I'm on the Walmart dedicated account."

Beth S.'s Comment
member avatar

If one of those companies was Eagle1, the problem isn't just with the drivers.

A lot of the reason for turnover in oilfield is that someone else pays better or offers better hours. There's not much loyalty to the trucking companies out here, and if somebody offers a job where you might not make as much but get more time worth the family, a lot of people jump ship quickly. Go on Craigslist, apply for everything related to trucking.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Beth S.'s Comment
member avatar

Do you have all your endorsements?

Errol V.'s Comment
member avatar

Beth shares her wisdom:

A lot of the reason for turnover in oilfield is that someone else pays better or offers better hours. There's not much loyalty to the trucking companies out here, and if somebody offers a job where you might not make as much but get more time worth the family, a lot of people jump ship quickly.

Just change "oilfield" to Over The Road Trucking. It's still true there! Smarter people on OTR will stick with one company for a while, because the new company they eventually apply to doesn't want a seat-jumper.

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

Over The Road:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

Beth S.'s Comment
member avatar

Http://odessa.craigslist.org/trp/5244587600.html http://odessa.craigslist.org/trp/5244174059.html http://odessa.craigslist.org/lab/5224192240.html

You might look into those three (I'm looking for something to make some money for now, so figured I'd go ahead and click while I was in there). A lot of the steel places and machine shops need people who can deliver to their customers, but you might be doing something else primarily.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Robert W.'s Comment
member avatar

Do you have all your endorsements?

Yes, I have all of my endorsements and my HME background check has been completed. It's still hard to find work that doesn't require experience.

Errol V.'s Comment
member avatar

Beth, I sent a PM

Beth S.'s Comment
member avatar

Beth, I sent a PM

Thanks, I'll check into it.

Greg M.'s Comment
member avatar

I hope that you can find a place to get started driving! I know the feeling. My situation is very similar. Keep us posted.

Page 2 of 2 Previous Page Go To Page:

New Reply:

New! Check out our help videos for a better understanding of our forum features

Bold
Italic
Underline
Quote
Photo
Link
Smiley
Links On TruckingTruth


example: TruckingTruth Homepage



example: https://www.truckingtruth.com
Submit
Cancel
Upload New Photo
Please enter a caption of one sentence or less:

Click on any of the buttons below to insert a link to that section of TruckingTruth:

Getting Started In Trucking High Road Training Program Company-Sponsored Training Programs Apply For Company-Sponsored Training Truck Driver's Career Guide Choosing A School Choosing A Company Truck Driving Schools Truck Driving Jobs Apply For Truck Driving Jobs DOT Physical Drug Testing Items To Pack Pre-Hire Letters CDL Practice Tests Trucking Company Reviews Brett's Book Leasing A Truck Pre-Trip Inspection Learn The Logbook Rules Sleep Apnea
Done
Done

0 characters so far - 5,500 maximum allowed.
Submit Preview

Preview:

Submit
Cancel

Join Us!

We have an awesome set of tools that will help you understand the trucking industry and prepare for a great start to your trucking career. Not only that, but everything we offer here at TruckingTruth is 100% free - no strings attached! Sign up now and get instant access to our member's section:
High Road Training Program Logo
  • The High Road Training Program
  • The High Road Article Series
  • The Friendliest Trucker's Forum Ever!
  • Email Updates When New Articles Are Posted

Apply For Paid CDL Training Through TruckingTruth

Did you know you can fill out one quick form here on TruckingTruth and apply to several companies at once for paid CDL training? Seriously! The application only takes one minute. You will speak with recruiters today. There is no obligation whatsoever. Learn more and apply here:

Apply For Paid CDL Training

About Us

TruckingTruth was founded by Brett Aquila (that's me!), a 15 year truck driving veteran, in January 2007. After 15 years on the road I wanted to help people understand the trucking industry and everything that came with the career and lifestyle of an over the road trucker. We'll help you make the right choices and prepare for a great start to your trucking career.

Read More

Becoming A Truck Driver

Becoming A Truck Driver is a dream we've all pondered at some point in our lives. We've all wondered if the adventure and challenges of life on the open road would suit us better than the ordinary day to day lives we've always known. At TruckingTruth we'll help you decide if trucking is right for you and help you get your career off to a great start.

Learn More