Chalk Mountain is a leader in the oilfield industry. The company specializes in the logistics and hauling of production and flow back water from gas wells. They serve the Eagle Ford Shale, Delaware Basin and other locations across New Mexico and Texas.
Chalk Mountain offers competitive pay, new equipment and frequent home time for drivers.
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Chalk Mountain Truck Driving Jobs
Chalk offers a variety of driving positions related to the oilfield industry, including sand truck delivery positions.
Driving for Chalk is not like driving for other trucking companies. You’ll be hauling water or sand to shale sites throughout the southwest.
Because this is a specialized line of work, the pay is higher, but you’ll also be expected to have more experience as a driver. Rookies and student drivers will have to look elsewhere. Chalk only hires experienced drivers.
The company prioritizes safety and ensures that drivers are using the latest equipment. The oilfield industry has its ups and downs, but Chalk manages to provide steady work for drivers and all other employees.
In order to work for Chalk, drivers must meet the following requirements:
- At least 25 years of age
- 18 months of verifiable tractor trailer experience in the last 3 years
- No drug or alcohol-related offenses in the last 5 years
Drivers must also be willing to relocate (if necessary) to within a 75-mile radius of the terminal. The company operates five terminals in the following locations:
- Fowlerton, TX
- Gonzales, TX
- Kermit, TX
- Carlsbad, NM
- Pleasanton, TX
Chalk prides itself on providing its workers with the newest equipment. Their power units run on a 2.5-year trade cycle, so drivers are always using new and safe equipment. As soon as equipment reaches this limit, new equipment is moved in. This ensures that drivers are always using safe equipment.
The risks are higher for drivers in the oilfield, so safety is paramount. Chalk takes this responsibility very seriously.
As far as home time is concerned, Chalk offers set schedules, which is rare in this industry, so drivers have predictable schedules. Typically, schedules run 5-on-2-off, or 5-on-3-off. In addition to daily home time, drivers also enjoy two days off each week.
Chalk drivers do not have to choose between their families and their livelihood.
Chalk strives to create a family-oriented environment and provides opportunities for advancement. The company tends to promote from within, so drivers can move into other positions if they wish. Management listens to drivers, and makes changes based on their feedback whenever possible.
Chalk Mountain Driver Pay and Benefits
Chalk Mountain’s website provides little information on their pay rates aside from a blurb that says their hourly pay is “at or above market” for company drivers.
But if you take a look at their job listings and data on Indeed.com, you can find more information about their pay and benefits.
According to job listings, Class A CDL drivers are paid:
- Up to $100,000/year
- Sand truck drivers earn up to $82,000/year
Looking at data from 3rd-party pay aggregators, we found similar pay figures:
- Truck Driver (8,049 reported salaries): $97,577 on average per year
- Local Driver (7,915 salaries reported): $85,008 on average per year
- Tractor Trailer Driver (19 salaries reported): $21.95 per hour on average
Based on these figures, Chalk Mountain’s pay is indeed above most of the competition.
Chalk Mountain also offers traditional benefits and some unique perks, including:
- 401(k) with company match (up to 4%)
- Paid time off (PTO) after 90 days
- Holiday pay
- Medical, dental and vision insurance
- Short- and long-term disability
- Scheduled days off
- Daily home time
Some terminals even offer housing for their employees.
Corporate discount programs are also available through Chalk, including:
- Gym discounts
- Boots discounts
- Safety glasses discounts
- BistroMD meal deliveries
Additionally, drivers can earn Chalk Bucks, which can be redeemed through Awardco. Awardco is an employee rewarding and recognition program.
Chalk Mountain employees say the company is honest about how much they pay and the time off that they offer. Drivers truly do get two days off a week and daily home time with their families. The company prioritizes work/life balance, which is something that’s hard to find in this niche part of the transportation industry.
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