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Three Oilfield Carriers Merge


D&T Trucking, Rowdy Farms and Gila Hotshot announced a merger agreement this week. The merger makes the newly-formed company one of the largest proppant logistic carriers in North America.

The merged company, 1845 Oil Field, promises to offer its customers “a suite of oil field logistics and one-call freight management capabilities.”

1845 Oil Field customers will now have access to a fleet of 500 power units, 24/7 live dispatch, state-of-the art technology and tracking, and a service area that includes the Barnett, Eagleford, Haynesville, Woodford Shale permian Basin.

Rowdy Farms Founder Craig Gandy  will act as 1845’s executive vice president of sales. “1845 creates an opportunity to rapidly grow our strong independent contractor network and offer our owner operators additional services and benefits including access to a broader customer base, larger area of operation, 24/7 live dispatch, expanded regional growth opportunities, discounted fuel and attractive group insurance rates,” said Gandy. “Above all, 1845 offers our stakeholders greater financial stability.”

“D&T is excited to join forces with Rowdy Farms and Gila Hotshot to offer a one-call proppant freight management solution,” said Buffington. “Our field coordinators and logistics professionals seamlessly integrate with our customers’ supply chain management and make oil field transportation services more efficient and cost-effective for our customers.”

1845 Oil Field Services is domiciled in Weatherford, Texas. The company manages one of the largest equipment fleets exclusively dedicated to proppant transportation.

About D&T Trucking

Established in 2007, D&T Trucking supplies transportation services to major oil and gas shales in the United States through company equipment, owner operators and third party carriers. D&T is headquartered in Weatherford, TX and is a recognized leader in the industry.

About Rowdy Farms

Headquartered in Southlake, TX, Rowdy has a track record of success in the proppant transportation industry, primarily operating in the Eagleford Shale in South Texas. Rowdy operates through a strong network of independent contractors.

About Gila Hotshot

Gila Hotshot has been supplying proppant trucking services to the oil field industry since 2006. Based in Odessa, TX, Gila primarily serves the Permian Basin of West Texas.

About AVC Partners

AVC Partners is a private equity firm focused on growing middle market logistics and transportation businesses. AVC creates value by providing financing combined with proven, pragmatic and active management strategies for scaling businesses.


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