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.

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