Are you looking for a new and exciting career? Or are you looking to advance your trucking career? Do you want to be a part of a team that is passionate about their crews and equipment? If so, becoming a truck driver for Wild Desert may be the ideal opportunity for you! We are always looking for experienced or beginner drivers who are up for the challenge of transporting our goods throughout the Australian outback. Continue reading to learn more about what it’s like to work as a Wild Desert truck driver.
What does the Wild Desert fleet look like?
Wild Desert is a family-owned and operated business that was founded in Roma, Queensland in 2005. The core of our business is providing and operating our well-servicing rigs for oil and gas producers such as Santos, Arrow Energy, and Beach Energy. But make no mistake, this would not be possible without our very own transport department.
We are proud to own a fleet of 42 trucks comprised of Mack’s, Kenworth’s, International’s and Western Star’s, all of which are equipped for long-distance haulage and the rigours of harsh outback conditions. All tow various configurations of road train and B-double combinations, such as tankers, vac trailers, fridge vans, heavy haulage floats, flat tops, and drop decks. Not to mention our bed trucks, or better known as rig trucks, which carry out the loading/unloading and spotting of the rig and camp equipment. These are a mixture of large off-road units and registered units, including the tough, well-known, K-Series Kenworth.
We pride ourselves on the maintenance and tidiness of equipment through our in-house trade team of fabrication, electrical, and mechanical experts. A lot of money and time is invested into truck refurbishment and ground-up rebuilds. From bare chassis to engine, diff and gearbox rebuilds, to full cab refurbs and fresh paint. Our on-road image must reflect what we do and who we are. Although our Wild Desert trucks look polished, they are workhorses. When the job is on, it’s on.
What’s it like to be a Wild Desert truck driver?
While the Wild Desert transport fleet primarily operates in Queensland and South Australia, there is no place in Australia where we have not travelled. Our well-servicing rigs, as well as our mobile camps, which keep our crews fed and rested, can move around very frequently (every four days on average), and the distance can range from 2 to 800 kilometers. These ‘rig moves’ involve moving both the rig and the camp dongas, which total approximately 20 loads.
Given the remote nature of the well sites, road conditions can be so tumultuous that a 100-kilometre trip can take 4 to 5 hours. Rock, sand, floodplains, black soil, mountainous hills and steep terrains are just a few of the difficult landscapes that our trucks and drivers must navigate while dealing with temperatures of 40 degrees or higher. Our trucks, in addition to facilitating rig moves, deliver general freight to the remote locations of our seven rigs and eight camps on a fortnightly basis, including diesel, food, water, parts, and general supplies.
Become a part of the Wild Desert team today!
As a Wild Desert truck driver, you’ll have the opportunity to earn competitive pay while driving on Australia’s highways in cutting-edge trucks. We welcome applicants who have prior experience, as well as inexperienced but eager drivers who are keen to learn from seasoned professionals. Our experienced team will provide you with the necessary training and ongoing support to help you succeed in your career with us. If you’re looking for a chance to work for a fast-growing company that values its employees, you might be the perfect fit for our fleet! You can view job availabilities and apply online here.