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​CP Energy – Earn More, Drive Less

By Steve Pollock

April, 2019

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CP Energy is a company that is in the middle of the oil supply chain. They ship, receive and distribute barrels of oil in various ways. CP Energy serves a variety of independent and major crude oil producers as well as refiners and pipelines. Some of the companies they service include BP, Shell, Vitol, Conoco Phillips, EOG and Pioneer Resources. 

CP Energy was founded in 1997 by Jim Crossen and Bob Passmore by creating strong relationships with their affiliates and employees. A great deal of what CP Energy does is to move crude oil in tanker trailers. This is accomplished with a fleet of 170 company trucks and owner-operators. The company trucks are late model Kenworths, Peterbilts and Western Stars, both day cabs and sleepers. 

Operationally, however, CP Energy is much different than most trucking companies. The average length of haul is 35-50 miles, with drivers making 3-5 trips per day. Wages are based upon a combination of barrels of crude oil hauled along with hourly wages. Drivers are compensated for both driving and waiting, which averages about 1.5 hours of sitting per day. It is lucrative for CP Energy drivers, most of which are averaging 85K or more per year. Company drivers earn around $425 per day and owner-operators earn 75% of the gross payload or about $800 to $1,000 per day. The company also offers quarterly bonuses, performance incentives, a generous benefit package, and a 401K with company match. Drivers can choose between 5-2 and 5-3 work schedules. In other words, you can work 5 days on and 2 off or 5 days on and 3 off. If you choose to work beyond 5 days, CP pays a $100 per day bonus on top of regular wages. Drivers can work up to their 70-hour limit if they want. With this work schedule comes the ability to plan your work time, home time, vacation time and holidays up to 1 year in advance.

CP Energy is looking for the right people to join their team. Drivers must be safety conscious, have a positive attitude, and be willing to work variable shifts. You must have tanker experience and a HazMat endorsement, the ability to enter and exit the vehicle easily, lift 50 pounds and have an aptitude for working outside. CP Energy has a limited amount of free housing but prefers drives to live within 35-40 miles of one of there facilities. In Oklahoma there are jobs available in the Ardmore, Cushing, Omega and Woodward areas. In New Mexico, jobs are available in the Artesia, Carlsbad, Hobbs and Jal areas. Texas jobs include the areas of Amarillo, Dumas, Gainesville, Midland, Orla and Perryton. Additional opportunities will available this April in Kermit and Pecos, Texas.

CP Energy’s goal is to be one of the safest and most efficient crude oil tanker haulers in the country. The company plans further expansion into New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Louisiana to serve the oil industry. If you are interest in a career at CP Energy, call 833-239-4473 or log onto www.drive4cp.com

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