As the business has grown, LSPI determined that an improved and expanded distribution and delivery service plan was necessary to best serve Canadian customers. In late 2016, LSPI established a new transportation relationship with a Canadian partner to meet this need. This partner’s main business is to provide logistics services, typically for oilfield chemicals companies. They operate an extensive fleet of transport trucks based out of a large drive-in, heated warehouse in the Edmonton, Alberta area. Dedicated specific warehouse space, equipment, and drivers have been allocated for LSPI customer support. This dedicated fleet ensures that Canadian DRA customers are serviced reliably to full LSPI operating standards. All drivers must comply with local government and industry regulation and meet LSPI’s comprehensive training and service requirements.
This Canadian transportation partnership has also enabled the adoption of rail transport of DRA to Canada. Railcars of DRA are delivered to an unloading yard, only a few miles from the warehouse. Future plans will allow rail deliveries to move directly from LSPI’s Bryan manufacturing campus to our Canadian partner’s warehouse for unloading and storage.