FIELD SUPERVISOR (Former Employee) – Williston, ND – December 19, 2012
Drove to location from housing. Logged on to DVT website so i could communicate with dispatch. Check water tanks to see how night shift left me, ask flowback how much water there producing hourly and estimate how many water trucks i will need to haul from my location to the nearest disposal available. For 12 hours sometimes more, I will also clean up around my work area to make everything clean to reduce slips trips and falls. End of shift clean a filter pod out where the water sucks from frac tank into pod into truck. The pod collects trash such as sand plug parts metal scraps etc. I will make sure my tanks are low tell my cross shift how my day went transfer any news and head home.
Field supervisor (Former Employee) – Williston, ND – February 16, 2013
A company with a ton of potential, but being managed right into the ground. Managers fly in on their jet for a couple days each week. The truck yard is filled with dozens of brand new trucks that have been sitting idle for months. Lease drivers are sometimes not paid on time because of one excuse or another. Pushers are asked to work a double shift...24 hours straight, then on payday they are informed that the management didn't authorize it so you don't get paid for the work you already did...and were asked to do. They cut a lot of corners when it comes to compliance. I heard that they just filed for bankruptcy. That's what happens when you have two guys running your company that don't have any oilfield or management experience.
positioned to be a powerhouse trucking company.
managed by guys who seem determined to run the company into the ground.
Long term driver (Current Employee) – Williston – March 28, 2013
I am impressed with the work ethic and ethics of the people at DVT. Most of the managers are all the kind of guys that wouldn't ask you to do any thing they wouldn't do theirselves. A few of the bad apples have left in the past few months. I don't know why, it's not my business. I'm glad to see them go. A guy that yelled at everybody to often, and had their own trucks (CONFLICT) was seen working on his own trucks all the time and not managing the company. Since their gone, the work seems to be steadier. Morale is much better too. Pay check always cashes and on time. Good benefits. I plan on moving family here someday, when housing not so $$$$$. All around lots of good folks getting paid well to work hard.
Water hauler (Former Employee) – Williston, ND – May 10, 2012
I would load and unload production water, flowback, and freshwater. I learned from working at Deer Valley the ins and outs of the Oilfield industry. The management was still learning the ins and outs and had a hard time managing the drivers. The hardest part of the job was being away from the family 4-6 weeks at a time. I enjoyed the people I met
I did new hire paperwork and scheduled all training for new drivers and pushers. I tracked company housing and how many rooms we always used or available. I set up policy for employees and also procedures for proper paperwork. I kept track of services for company pick ups and tracked what employee was driving the truck. I assisted in contracts for trucking.
A typical day worked about 14 hrs a day.Learned to buy and sell oil and got tanker exp .Everbody I worked with I liked , the hardest part of the job was was day driving and winter time . I enjoyed them leaving me alone and letting me do my job.