It might seem like a given, but one of the most important things any company involved in oil drilling and distribution needs to have is good deck trailers. Preferably of the roll on and roll off variety, but sometimes flat-beds can suffice. The oil and natural gas industry accounts for nearly 10 million jobs in the U.S. (8% of the economy) and whatever time and money not spent directly obtaining the oil from the ground will usually go towards shipping the product somewhere. Here are three reasons why.
1.) Volume: As the demand for these resources continues to grow, the industry does as well. Oil and gas companies in the U.S. added 4.5 billion barrels of crude oil and lease condensate proved reserves in 2012 alone. This was a 15.4% increase from the previous year, and largest jump since 1970. Globally, the increase is even greater. Oil reserves worldwide have seen an increase of 27% (350 billion barrels) over the past decade. As long as the production is there, the need to ship it reliably and efficiently will be as well.
2.) Offshore Production: Approximately 30% of the worlds oil production comes from offshore sources. These companies require an even greater amount of transportation resources as they must first get the oil from their base of operations, to a refinery, and then distributed across the country (or world).
3.) What to Look For: Some tips for spotting quality deck trailers include: reeving cylinders, powder coating paint, wireless remotes, safety locks, and most importantly a strong engine.
Whether you’re a small shipping distributor with only a few trucks, or a massive oil operation you need trucks with deck trailers you can rely on to consistently travel thousands of miles across country with potentially dangerous material loaded on. Spend the money on quality equipment and keep it serviced, and you will save yourself money in the long run.