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Working in the Canadian oil sands: 6 figures in 6 months!
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RE: Working in the Canadian oil sands: 6 figures in 6 months!
(06-06-2014 08:02 PM)CKSEA Wrote:  Hey does anyone have an Alberta Class 1 here? Ever thought about starting an oilfield trucking business or know anyone personally who has?

I don't have a class 1, but I've often thought about what it would take to start an oilfield hauling company. I'm no expert in entrepreneurship, but I did some quick math and figured you can start off at a decent size with $500,000. With that you could buy a fleet of used trucks. A lot of truckers also own their own truck and contract out to companies.

I figured if you could secure roughly $1 million you could probably also staff your own mechanics with a garage, office staff (dispatch, coordinator, safety, reception etc.) and start your business from there. I'd just make an office/HQ out of modular c-cans like this.

I can't imagine it would be too difficult getting a bunch of experienced truckers to come haul for your company provided the compensation is attractive. Of course, you can also start out very small if you wanted (just you, a class 1 licence, and a truck) and build a company from there.
(This post was last modified: 06-07-2014 12:54 PM by Laurifer.)
06-07-2014 12:45 PM
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Risks, opportunities, import/export - OSL - 03-16-2013, 06:58 AM
RE: Working in the Canadian oil sands: 6 figures in 6 months! - Laurifer - 06-07-2014 12:45 PM