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Tucker's Comment
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I finally got my third prehire , so I might start school soon. The school told me if I do well enough they could get me in with an oil company that will be starting in new mexico soon and I could make 2k a week driving with them living in a "man camp"(lol). Since my wife and I are in a lot of debt do ya'll think it wise to do that for a year then go and drive for an otr company. This perticular company does 5 14 hour daya week then after a month you get a week off.

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.

Prehire:

What Exactly Is A Pre-Hire Letter?

Pre-hire letters are acceptance letters from trucking companies to students, or even potential students, to verify placement. The trucking companies are saying in writing that the student, or potential student, appears to meet the company's minimum hiring requirements and is welcome to attend their orientation at the company’s expense once he or she graduates from truck driving school and has their CDL in hand.

We have an excellent article that will help you Understand The Pre-Hire Process.

A Pre-Hire Letter Is Not A Guarantee Of Employment

The people that receive a pre-hire letter are people who meet the company's minimum hiring requirements, but it is not an employment contract. It is an invitation to orientation, and the orientation itself is a prerequisite to employment.

During the orientation you will get a physical, drug screen, and background check done. These and other qualifications must be met before someone in orientation is officially hired.

no chin's Comment
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I finally got my third prehire , so I might start school soon. The school told me if I do well enough they could get me in with an oil company that will be starting in new mexico soon and I could make 2k a week driving with them living in a "man camp"(lol). Since my wife and I are in a lot of debt do ya'll think it wise to do that for a year then go and drive for an otr company. This perticular company does 5 14 hour daya week then after a month you get a week off.

i personally would take what a recriuter or school says with a grain of salt. try talking their current drivers and see what they say about the company. also because this is not an otr gig i would assume it would be a little bit harder to get on with an otr company thats not a training company.

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.

Prehire:

What Exactly Is A Pre-Hire Letter?

Pre-hire letters are acceptance letters from trucking companies to students, or even potential students, to verify placement. The trucking companies are saying in writing that the student, or potential student, appears to meet the company's minimum hiring requirements and is welcome to attend their orientation at the company’s expense once he or she graduates from truck driving school and has their CDL in hand.

We have an excellent article that will help you Understand The Pre-Hire Process.

A Pre-Hire Letter Is Not A Guarantee Of Employment

The people that receive a pre-hire letter are people who meet the company's minimum hiring requirements, but it is not an employment contract. It is an invitation to orientation, and the orientation itself is a prerequisite to employment.

During the orientation you will get a physical, drug screen, and background check done. These and other qualifications must be met before someone in orientation is officially hired.

Starcar's Comment
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I know I should be tellin' ya that A. you need that year otr , so you can pay off your school loan B. have the years experience for your next prospective employer C. get to know the ropes.

But DAMN.....that money sounds good........

So I'll leave the pro's and con's to the other guys.......embarrassed.gif

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.

Kevin C.'s Comment
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I have been looking at the oilfields, the money is out of this world, however, they all seem to want one to two years of experience. Also five days a week seems a bit "slow" for the oil fields. The guys I know in the industry would kill for a shift like that. Get it in writing and use it to start a fire..... Just my two cents.

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Ahbleza's Comment
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The old saying goes, "If it seems too good to be true, it probably is."

That being said I agree with Kevin... Get it in writing.

Bruce H.'s Comment
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Not sure where you are at, but I work the oilfields of the Permian Basin, Midland, Odessa, Big Lake. You can get on with dozens of companies that will pay you 2k a week with no experience. Im working a 4 on 2 off rotation, and will be switching to a 5 on 2 off, 5 on 3 off rotation here shortly. And if they don't offer housing, dont bother with them...

Chris D.'s Comment
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What company are you working for Bruce?

Bruce H.'s Comment
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I've been with Select Energy Services coming up on 90 days now. If you give them a look on the web you and others can find that they are hiring drivers with tanker endorsement in Texas, New Mexico, Louisiana, Colorado, North Dakota, and Oklahoma if I'm not mistaken. Very good company, employees are eligible for full benefits after the first two weeks of work, the 401k is matched dollar for dollar up to 10 percent, and you get vacation time 40 hrs your first six months with separate PTO.... I work in the Tank truck division, we work 12-15hr shifts, hauling oilfield fluids to and from sites, mostly water.

Bruce H.'s Comment
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Another thing... someone said to take what the recuiters say with a grain of salt.... They are absolutely right... I'm not a recruiter, but with Brett's permission, I would be happy to post a list of tank truck company's that I know of who hire without experience and will still pay the top wage rate...

Charles W.'s Comment
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Another thing... someone said to take what the recuiters say with a grain of salt.... They are absolutely right... I'm not a recruiter, but with Brett's permission, I would be happy to post a list of tank truck company's that I know of who hire without experience and will still pay the top wage rate...

Please do, I am interested!

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