Driving jobs in warmer climate?

Tina - posted on 01/17/2012 ( 8 moms have responded )

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I'm kind of looking around for my husband to see if it would be worth his sending resumes to other companies. The thing is he really didn't check into other areas because he's from Montana and figured it would be like going home, WRONG! I tried to tell him he should find something in Texas or New Mexico or??? but he wouldn't listen (typical) lol. He's not exactly young anymore so the cold is really getting to him and he didn't have time to Winterize our trailer.

I was wondering for those wives whose husbands work in a warm state if the wages are comperable to what is made in ND.



Just for an idea tanker drivers make between $25 and $30 an hour and work long hours like everyone else here seems to do. Although since he went back from Christmas break he hasn't worked much at all sure wish I'd known how it worked before we spent so much on the holidays:-(



I don't think he'll have any trouble getting hired on anywhere due to his experience and driving record.



Anyway I'd really appreciate any advice/suggestions

Thank you;-)

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Sarah - posted on 01/19/2012

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Rigzone.com had a training course you can apply for. Its for unexperienced rig hands(floorhand) for Tx, Ok, and a few other areas.

Serena - posted on 01/19/2012

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Word is that Frac is picking up in South Texas which is where we are heading. They are having job fairs down there and are supposed to do mass hiring. I'm just grateful my husband got a transfer and I'm hoping this will give him more hours and more time at home with his family.



Here is a website with job posting for the area

http://www.eaglefordshale.com/jobs

Sarah - posted on 01/18/2012

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Thank you Tina! He was just fired from his company. I know God has a plan, but man this is hard. The company wasn't doing him right at all. He had worked his butt off for them for 3 weeks straight on 3 hours of sleep a night(which is against DOT regs) They wanted him to drive a straight 24 hours and after he ran his 13 he told them he was just too dang tired and didn't want to risk anyone's life or the company truck. He drove a roll off truck for a pit cleaning and cuttings company. They cussed him out and told him to pack! I'm just thankful my husband is alive, I know he did the right thing. He hasn't worked on a rig doing floorhand but has done floorhand for a casing company, has never done offshore either but is willing to give it a shot. Just trying to find that one company that will give him a chance. He has done Fracing for 6 years though so hopefully things will turn around. I pray nightly that our husbands stay safe as it is a dangerous job! I love this website and I'm very grateful to have such caring people to help us all out! I'm here anytime you guys need to talk! :)

Tina - posted on 01/18/2012

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Thank you for the replies. Sarah you're in my prayers I have faith your husband will find the right job very soon.



My poor husband texted me saying wind chill factored in the temp is -44 tonight;-( BRRRRR He had work this morning but it was so cold the diesel in the truck froze but he hadn't worked in a couple days and the boss should have left it running overnight. I know God has all this under control but we have all our bills due on or right b4 the first and so far he's only worked 10 hours....



The more I thought about it the more I realized he needs to stick it out and stay where he is for now. It's a chance for him to get some experience in this line of driving and once he gets busy again we can always save $$$ and we can look for something else towards the end of Summer and Fall. I really want to be closer to him as you all know the distance gets old really quick.

Sarah - posted on 01/18/2012

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There's a company that got bough out by Chesapeake called performance technologies. He's applied through Rigzone.com we didn't pay the money to post his resume, although I'm sure that helps but we've gotten alot of companies that have requested more information from him or phone interviews just keep praying something comes through.

Sarah - posted on 01/17/2012

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My husband has been driving for almost 6 years has a clean driving record as well. He works out of Arkansas and is currently looking into taking a job in Oklahoma(el reno/elk city area) for a fracing position. They offered him 19 an hour with 75 per diem and insurance and stock options and 401k. I think that's pretty decent to start out as, some of the companies in Ar only wanted to start him out at 12 or 13 an hour! Ridiculous! We've considered going to ND or somewhere around there but man I hate the cold! lol If you can find the right company(chesapeake, UDI, Nabors) it may be worth it. Not sure what he does but it maybe worth it to apply to see what they offer. Good Luck! :)

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