Eagle Ford Companies Begging for Truck Drivers

Eagle Ford companies are begging for truck drivers. Crude oil production increases the need for heavy duty trucks and driving jobs as many of the gathering systems are not yet built. That means most of the crude is moved by truck to pipelines or to rail loading facilities. In short, if you’ve got a CDL, there’s a lot of job security in South Texas. 

BEEVILLE — Employers in the Eagle Ford shale say there’s a desperate need for truck drivers to haul water, sand and oil. But they’re having trouble filling those jobs because too many applicants fail drug tests and background checks.

They want to get the word out that anyone with a commercial driver’s license who can pass the tests is pretty much guaranteed a job, Manuel Ugues, business services director at Workforce Solutions of the Coastal Bend said at Wednesday’s second meeting of the Eagle Ford Task Force. The meeting was held at Coastal Bend College.

Workforce Solutions polled 10 employers in the Eagle Ford shale, and they reported that one in four applicants fails a company’s screening, Ugues said.

There are no easy solutions to finding good employees, task force members agreed, but Kirk Spilman, asset manager in San Antonio for Houston-based Marathon Oil, said his company has had good luck hiring former military people.

Read the full news release at mysanantonio.com

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R.T. Dukes

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  1. muktar isse says:

    Need the job if granteed.

  2. Steven pearcy says:

    Class A CDL with Haz-Mat, clean record, State licensed LVN, can pass background check and any drug screen. Can relocate if necessary, familiar with south texas. Please contact ASAP

  3. The problem is not finding drivers. I worked in south Texas for a while hauling crude. Original from New Mexico oilfields, worked there for 8 years, driving a truck. In Texas they dont wont to pay very well. In NM I made over 6 figures every year. In Texas you might get lucky to make 70k. Thats the reason, employers in Texas need to pay better.

  4. warren Smith says:

    have Class A CDL can pass drug test have 31 years military Retired have driven 48 states flaltbed,water truck, sand or as needed. also I Don’t think ya’ll really need drivers, or ya’ll wouldn’t make it so difficult to apply or find out how to get in touch with ya’ll . Smitty

  5. Neal Cornett says:

    I am a truck driver with my partner that owns 2 trucks and frac sand trailers with own authority, looking for work, may also purchase water tankers and flatbed trailers to accommodate any needs you have.

  6. James Bowman says:

    I am a driver with Chalk Mountain they are hiring drivers right now with or with out tanker or hazmat. Hauling frac sand and water. The yard is off IH 37 in Pleaston Texas. Start at 18.00 an hour. With overtime good outfit to work for. Look em up on the web or drive on out here.

  7. len angel says:

    iam an ownwer operator with tanker hazmat endorsements where and who hires owner operators for the eagle ford

  8. salvatore nikkels says:

    15yrs cdl driving have tanker endorsment,driving end dump now no hazmat i let it go didnt need it to haul dirt but am able to get one . Ican pass any drug test,nonsmoker,

  9. Brad Brown says:

    I have 13 years driving experience. (water, sand, cement, oil bass mud cuttings) CDL with Hazmat. I can pass a drug test.

  10. Ed Lockwood says:

    About to complete International Truck Driving School in San Marco’s Texas. This is through Austin Community College. Training and testing completed on Oct 17, 2011 with Class A with Tanker endorsment and Hazmat. Looking to work for an Oil company in the Eagle Ford area

  11. JOSEPH SKRIP says:

    have one accident and one ticket over last 7 years

  12. Pat Roll says:

    I am a reliable experienced Class A CDL driver with T & N endorsements ( I have re-applied for my Haz Mat endorsement which should come through in about 3 weeks) who can pass a drug test and background check. I also have a clean driving record. Currently I am employed by a wrecker service as a light/medium duty tow specialist. I am looking for a change in job and location and I have filled out several on line applications to no avail. If you are seriously looking for a driver please respond.

  13. Francois P silverstein says:

    Would like very much to know what companies are trying to get CDL drivers. For Eagle Ford Shale. I have tried all areas and can not seem to find anyone who can help me. If Eagle Ford Shale are having trouble getting good Drivers they should make easy to find who to contact. Thankyou.

  14. roy d schooley says:

    i have a class a comercial licence. last nine years at ft. bend isd driving aschool bus. would like achange and increase in income.

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