Frac Sand is the material used as a proppant at oil and gas wells during the hydraulic fracturing (or fracking) process to produce petroleum fluids. This high-purity frac sand is mined in specific places around the United States and is now being transported all around the country.
Frac sand mining facilities deal with the railroads in much the same way and have similar contractor support needs as the grain industry.
Successful frac sand mining companies have recognized that it is more effective from a cost and performance basis to network with qualified railroad contractors like Hulcher Services for the maintenance of their railroad properties.
As a railroad contractor with over 40 years of experience, Hulcher brings its expertise to the frac sand mining industry on a variety of Mechanical / Railroad Services, Transfer / Load Adjustment Services, Environmental Services and Disaster Response. Some of these services include:
Hulcher is uniquely qualified to provide transfer and mechanical services for frac sand companies. Our professional crews are background-checked, have received training in railroad applications, are current in safety and security certification requirements for all Class I railroads, and have spent years perfecting their craft in railroad environments.
In addition, Hulcher's liability insurance policies expressly delete the usual exclusion for work within 25 or 50 feet of railroads, and include the statement "any work within 50 feet of a railroad is included."
Hulcher equipment and crews can deploy within one hour of your call, any time day or night. We maintain a fleet of 250 pieces of heavy equipment and our 24/7/365 call center and strategically-positioned divisions ensure that we can respond to wherever you need us.
Whether you are dealing with a load of frac sand that needs to be transferred or a spill of frac sand at your facility that requires a vacuum truck's support, you need quality equipment, maintained to be reliable and operated by experienced railroad contractor professionals, and they must be able to respond when you need them.
When you need reliable support for your frac sand project, call Hulcher at 800-637-5471.
Photos of Frac Sand Industry Projects