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What do frac sand hauling companies do?

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Frac sand hauling companies primarily provide transportation of specialized frac sand to drill sites using fracturing, or fracking, technology. In addition to sand, some companies also provide delivery of oil field equipment and drill pipes.

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These companies may provide logistic services to ensure the most appropriate methods of transport are used to deliver materials in time and prevent disruption of operations. Some companies also provide warehousing, inventory management services, port to site or storage transport, and redistribution services. Frac sand is composed of high-purity quartz with round grains that are crush resistant and durable. The sand is pumped in with water during the fracking process and keeps the fractures produced in the rocks from closing once the water pumps are turned off. This allows petroleum products to flow from the rock and into the well.

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