Originally Posted by seedless024
im currently obtaining financial assistance to get my CDL and move to ND for a year to work in the oil fields driving truck
my uncle is out there now and i was just wanting to know if any of you have any experience doing this or know anyone who has?
the job ive been pre approved for starts at 25hr (no experience) and you work an average of 70hrs a week so im told
my goal is to go out here is to pay off all my debt and stay out there for about a year (a small 13K mostly my truck)
after i pay off my truck and the rest ill start saving for skydiving which has been my dream for 5 years.
How much are you paying for truck school? Did you already get your medical card? Will you be getting your tanker endorsement?? And HAZMAT?? If you are driving an oil rig read up on the hours of service regulations, oil rig drivers have their own set of rules.
I had a friend who was kind of a vagabond and drove truck all over. He had the following summary-
Summer is ok
Winter is a frozen hell
Bring extra winter clothes. If you break down you don't want to freeze to death.
Be aware if your surroundings. When alone never be outside your truck without a hammer or tire iron (firearms will be banned for obvious reasons).
Horrible, cracked winter roads.
What do you want to do after 1 year?