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Frequently Asked Questions

The following are a few of the frequently asked questions regarding driving for 1845 Oil Field Services and hauling sand with a bulk pneumatic trailer. This is not a comprehensive list by any means, but please read to understand some of what this career entails.

What is the company equipment?

All modern power units including Kenworths, Peterbilts, etc.

  • All air ride
  • Power steering
  • Air conditioning
  • Polished aluminum wheels
  • Qualcomm equipment
  • Pre wired for CB radio
  • All company drivers receive assigned trucks and trailers

All modern aluminum pneumatic trailers.

  • All aluminum wheels
  • 1040 cubic feet
  • All air ride equipped
  • Easy access ladders for opening lids on pods
  • All company drivers receive assigned trucks and trailers

When does a Company Driver get their first paycheck?

As a result of the billing process you will receive your first paycheck three weeks after your first load.

  1. Your first week you will Transflo your load tickets to the billing department.
  2. During week two the billing team will process the load tickets.
  3. Week three the payroll team will process your settlement for payment on Friday.
  4. You will continue to receive a check each Friday as long as you Transflo your load tickets weekly.

Can a Company Driver get an advance during the first 3 weeks?

Yes, drivers are eligible for a $150.00 advance per week for the first 3 weeks. The advanced amount will be taken out in increments of $150.00 per pay period for the 3 weeks following.

How are Company Drivers paid?

A driver is paid a percentage of the gross of the truck, not including fuel surcharge. Our drivers initially earn 24% with the opportunity to increase to 25% during the first year.

Is any physical labor involved?

Yes, the loading process involves climbing on the pneumatic trailers to open dome lids. The delivery process involves connecting hoses of different lengths from your trailer to the bins onsite.

Who provides safety equipment?

The company will provide you with a set of FRC coveralls, gloves (impact & leather), hardhat, safety glasses, half-mask respirators (air purifying) with filters, face shields, and ear protection. Steel-toed boots are your responsibility (NO steel toed tennis shoes allowed). All safety equipment must be worn prior to exiting the truck on any location, lease road or loading facility.

What paperwork is required?

Prior to leaving on your first trip you will attend an orientation class covering all paperwork requirements.   Paperwork is a critical part of your job.  It should be neat, complete and turned in on time.  This helps ensure timely and accurate payroll.

What do the work schedules look like?

Drivers are required to work a minimum of 14 days. After 14 days on duty you will receive 3 days off.  Drivers may choose to work longer periods at a time for which you will receive additional days off.  Work schedules and corresponding days off will be covered at length during driver orientation.

Do I get paid holidays?

Drivers are compensated based solely on what the truck grosses.

May I take the truck home?

In order to keep up with preventative maintenance no company owned or company operated equipment is allowed to be taken to a driver’s home. All company owned and company operated equipment must be parked at one of the 1845 yards located in Weatherford, Pleasanton, Kilgore, and Odessa, Texas.

Are friends, spouses, significant others, non-company personnel or pets allowed to ride along in the truck?

As a result of our insurance and customer policies, we are prevented from having riders in the trucks at all times. This includes pets

Am I permitted to have a beard?

Drivers are not allowed to have beards. Due the requirement of half-masked respirators, all field personnel must be clean-shaven, except for a mustache that does not extend past the corners of the upper lip.

Other questions

Please make a list of any other questions you may have and contact a member of the recruitment team at join@1845.com.  You may review any additional questions you might have during your orientation or with the terminal manager.