Pneumatic Sand Trailers

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  1. gateman

    gateman Bobtail Member

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    Can anyone help me? I am looking to get into this business. I want to start my own company, but i need more information.
     
  2. Big Red

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    Fairly broad question. I haul sand as do others here. Some specifics are in order.

    Break it down, because nobody can answer all your questions the way you worded it.
     
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    By the way.....welcome to the forum.
     
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    You will need a pneumatic trailer or pull one for whoever you are leased to. You will also need a PTO & blower on you truck to unload your sand. Probably 2 25' hoses & 1 15' hose. Mechanical ability to change out the pads on the trailer (sand is hard on them) & also be able to work on your blower if need be. That should get you started.
     
  5. Big John

    Big John Road Train Member

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    You got to have customers, little different dealing with oil company's. Their is a lot of competition out their along with some pretty big fleets. I would find a company to lease to and learn the business before jumping in and start your own when you know nothing about the business.
     
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    Get in touch with the Service Companies (Halliburton, BJ, etc.) to find out if they use any Contract Trucks or strictly their own. You might also try the supplier of the sand, someone has to deliver the stuff.
     
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    All the major frac companies use outside contractors for sand, etc.

    Halliburton is one of the customers we haul for.
     
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    do anyone a company looking for owner operators that supply trailers or blowers in texas. Thanks
     
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    You might try L & B Transport in Port Allen, La. I think they have a terminal in the Houston area. Also ANR. No sure where they are located.
     
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    I am looking to buy a dry bulk trailer... for sand, approximatel 1000 cu feet...
     
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