It is rare to find someone who is an expert in the oil and gas industry. We are pleased to have Marcus Jones as a guest on our podcast. Jones, born and raised in Fort Worth, Texas, always wanted to be involved in the trucking industry. He had started a janitorial business before entering the trucking industry. The business failed because of a bad investment.
Jones entered the trucking industry at age 23. Fourteen years later, Jones has quietly built his own trucking empire in the oil industry, consisting of reefer vans, flatbed and pneumatic trailers, and a full-service truck repair shop. Jones first encountered the trucking world when he met his partner in a nightclub and was told that earning seventy-two hundred thousand dollars a year required only a commercial driver’s license. Jones was intrigued by the idea and interviewed for the job. He was hired on the spot for fracking. Fracking is injecting fluid into a rock layer at high pressure to create cracks and fissures, allowing trapped gas or petroleum to flow out through a pipe. This technique is used in natural gas and petroleum extraction.
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When interviewed by Truck N Hustle, Jones shared his experience starting as a frac and working his way up to become the owner of a fleet of 180 trucks grossing $17.8 million with net earnings of $8 million. He attributed his success to perseverance despite economic crises and ups and downs.
In order to get a clearer picture of the practice of hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” as it is commonly referred to, Jones began by explaining the meaning and mechanism behind the process. He also explained how the oil industry operates and how it works in its entirety. This information would be helpful for anyone who is considering working in the oil and gas industry. The oil and gas industry faces a risk of fire and explosion from the ignition of flammable vapors or gases. In an interview, Jones shared his insight on the various ways that this can happen and how it can be prevented.
Jones’ wit and decades of experience in the oil and gas industry allowed him to explain the oil-field crash phenomenon to an audience of non-industry professionals. He also shared his experience as a businessman, going through a rough patch and describing how he started with flatbeds. Jones revealed his secret sauce on how he got the 15 trucks so quickly. He gave insight on managing fleets and growing and scaling the business. Jones said, “To enter the oil and gas industry, one must educate oneself. The industry does not discriminate if you desire to work hard. It also requires building a network”. Jones also offers a course in which entrepreneurs will receive step-by-step instructions on how to get into the trucking industry and compete with oil companies for contracts.
Jones closed the interview by sharing these thoughts: “Be teachable and try to push yourself. Life is all about ups and downs; if you stay the same, you can ride those waves and don’t have to worry about falling off. Network with people as much as you can.”
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The creator & host of Truck N’ Hustle, is a renowned personality in the trucking & logistics industry who hosts podcasts with the reputed & successful trucking entrepreneurs to share the knowledge required to start & sustain the logistics business!
Marcus Jones has quietly built himself a diversified trucking empire in the oil industry. His operation consists of reefer vans, flatbed and pneumatic trailers, and a full-service truck repair shop. Marcus got his start as a frac hand over ten years ago and worked his way up to building a fleet of 180 trucks grossing $17.8 million with net earnings of $8 million.
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