Texas frac sand boom puts truckers in high demand

Published: Friday, 10 November 2017

As frac sand demand more than doubles, trucking capacity in Texas is being squeezed to the limits.

A huge boost in demand for frac sand for use in oilfields in West Texas is putting pressure on local trucking capacity, with drivers in short supply.

"If you released all the convicts in Texas prisons you wouldn’t have enough drivers," Joel Schneyer, director of minerals consultancy Headwaters, told Industrial...