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Max E.'s Comment
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Do you work all week? Do you have weekends off? What about holidays?

My plan is to whenever I work I live somewhere in Midland or Odessa and maybe every second weekend I go to El Paso (Greyhound/Flight/Amtrak) and then return to Midland/Odessa. I am excited, but first I need to pass the FFE Academy, the Orientation, and the Training. They don't require 6 weeks experience. They may prefer it. I think they need drivers. Not everyone is willing to live in Odessa/Midland. The closeness to my hometowns are my advantage.

I sum what answers this.. but i go every day. I'm 3000 miles from home so I'm here to work and not sit is my mindset. But i know they do have 5 days on 2 days off and what not for my local guys.. but i go every day. I'm here to make money not sit in a truck by myself and not get paid.

Kai's Comment
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I think I remember when I took the Tanker Endorsement practice tests, I read that tanker endorsement is for tankers with liquid. I am sure that I need the endorsement when I haul water.

I don't know where exactly I'll be driving, but I am pretty sure it going to be an easy route. I have driven along the I-20. No mountain, no trees. The only difficulties are probably the heat and the long straight path without any curves that causes you to fall asleep.

Max E.'s Comment
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I think I remember when I took the Tanker Endorsement practice tests, I read that tanker endorsement is for tankers with liquid. I am sure that I need the endorsement when I haul water.

I don't know where exactly I'll be driving, but I am pretty sure it going to be an easy route. I have driven along the I-20. No mountain, no trees. The only difficulties are probably the heat and the long straight path without any curves that causes you to fall asleep.

Yes.. you definitely need one to haul water. I just don't know about sand. Since I am hauling it in a "tank" I dont know if I need the tanker endorsement or not since it's dry. Beats me. I have the endorsement so I'm not in trouble if you do need it.. I'm covers either way. hahhaha

Brett Aquila's Comment
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I get a flat 250 a day plus 75 for each load. I average 12 loads a week. I'm on track for 14 this week but that seems to be the average. Some weeks you may only have 5 loads because if they are in between stages they don't need all that much sand delivered. That's where the 250 a day flat comes in great. As long as I call in and am available for my 12 hour period I get 250 no matter if I get a load or not.
But i know they do have 5 days on 2 days off and what not for my local guys.. but i go every day. I'm here to make money not sit in a truck by myself and not get paid.

$250/day plus $75 per load would give you $2,800 for the 14 load week, assuming a seven day week.

$250 x 7 = $1,750
$75 x 14 = $1050
$1,750 + $1,050 = $2,800

Is that correct?

MRC's Comment
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That's where I went also, $250. + figure it at 2 loads a day $75. X 2 = 150 He's pulling $400.00 a day x 7 = $2800.00 Sounds pretty sweet to me. Even if he took the five day he'd pull $2000...shocked.png All the power to you, just remember that it wouldn't be such a bad idea to pull a 5 day at least once a month to give yourself a break. You may be there for the money but if you don't recycle every so often your going to crash and burn, mentally, physically or both. MRC

Max E.'s Comment
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I get a flat 250 a day plus 75 for each load. I average 12 loads a week. I'm on track for 14 this week but that seems to be the average. Some weeks you may only have 5 loads because if they are in between stages they don't need all that much sand delivered. That's where the 250 a day flat comes in great. As long as I call in and am available for my 12 hour period I get 250 no matter if I get a load or not.

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But i know they do have 5 days on 2 days off and what not for my local guys.. but i go every day. I'm here to make money not sit in a truck by myself and not get paid.

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$250/day plus $75 per load would give you $2,800 for the 14 load week, assuming a seven day week.

$250 x 7 = $1,750
$75 x 14 = $1050
$1,750 + $1,050 = $2,800

Is that correct?

This is coreect.

Max E.'s Comment
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Before taxes and what not...

Max E.'s Comment
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It used to be a flat 400 a day no matter what.. but than they changed it because people were taking advantage of it. Would call in and only do one load when they still had 6 or 7 hours left in their shift to do another. Personally I would have just fired them on the spot but they decided to change it to 250 a day plus 75 a load.

Josh E.'s Comment
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Dag, dude...You are making some serious bank, wow! Good for you man, seem to be doing really well for yourself!!

Cleft_Asunder's Comment
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So you got paid 250 and you didn't do anything that day? That's good deal. 250+75 when you work is about 28 an hour. You can't argue with that. Do you ever take more than 1 load per day? Also, how often do you go home?

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