Economy Transportation & Logistics LLC, Houston TX, specializes in hauling a wide range of oilfield chemicals. The carrier currently operates 47 tractors and 58 trailers—36 of them chemical tankers—serving customers throughout Texas and in Louisiana, Oklahoma, and North Dakota.
Paul Horton, manager of Economy Transportation & Logistics, sees solid growth opportunities in oilfield hauling during 2017.
Dry bulkers almost certainly will play a bigger role in the Economy Transportation & Logistics operation in 2017. The carrier is developing plans to add sand and proppant hauling to the dry bulk cargoes already being transported.
All of the tractors were specified with aluminum bull guards from AliArc.
Many oilfield chemicals are shipped in intermediate bulk containers, and Economy Transportation & Logistics uses vans and flatbeds to haul them.
ELIMS equipment includes tank-container-on-chassis units that are custom outfitted for oilfield operations. All of the tanks in the Economy Transportation & Logistics and Economy Polymers & Chemicals fleets are leased from Dana.
Paragon blowers are standard equipment on the Economy Transportation & Logistics tractors.
In addition to PTOs, Muncie supplies the controls used to operate each product handling system on the tractors.
Roper pumps and Quincy compressors are carried on all of the tractors in the fleet.
ELIMS PowderKegs are some of the newest dry bulkers in the fleet and have a 1,636 cu ft capacity. The units can be used as on-site storage at well sites.
ELIMS PowderKegs have Tuthill blowers powered by diesel engines to offload product at well sites.
Newer trailers in the Economy Transportation & Logistics fleet were specified with Hendrickson’s Tiremaax tire inflation system.
Dry bulker hardware includes BTI butterfly valves and Tees and Dixon Bayco pressure-relief valves.
Tank containers on chassis are fully equipped for on-location operation at well sites.
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