Early Life:

Raul Mendez was born in Mexico and raised in San Antonio. When he was two years old, his family moved to the US for better opportunities. As a student, he says he was shy and withdrawn; he didn’t play any sports, didn’t involve himself in anything, and had no social life.

Raul’s father has been in trucking all his life. He started as a truck driver and eventually wanted to become an owner-operator and buy a truck. Raul was so confused when he first started that he was unsure whether or not he should follow in his father’s footsteps and become a truck driver or pursue a nursing career like his uncle. After considering both options, he decided to become a Registered Nurse. However, he found that it was not for him and quit after attending college for two years.

Raul began his trucking career with his father, who taught him how to drive a truck. Soon after, he became a part of his family’s business, Texas Chrome Transport. The company focuses on the transportation of frac sand for the Oil & Gas Industry.


Interaction with TN’H:

In an interview with Truck N’ Hustle, Raul explained the Process of restoring old trucks and growing business. He recalls how his family started the idea and never thought it could work this well.

For those interested in restoring an old truck and selling a business, Raul gave several insights about how to get started. He revealed that he bought his truck at a particular price point and what other items to buy to complete the package. He also told entrepreneurs to invest in a truck that would attract buyers while meeting their own needs simultaneously.

In an interview, Raul explained the oil and gas industry in great detail. He started by sharing what hauling frac sand is all about and a time when everything went downhill for him due to the economic crash. He shared his personal experiences dealing with the employees during those difficult times.

It is important to diversify your business to have long-term success. This can be tough, but it is possible. Raul speaks about how you can do this in a podcast. He explains how you can minimize risk if something goes wrong with one or even all the way your business makes money.

Final Thought:

In a Truck N’ Hustle fashion, Raul Mendez gives this wise final thought. “Stay focused and stay hungry! Never forget to be humble either – it’s important for success in any industry or field.”

To know more about frac sand hauling, click the link below:

Episode Timeline

[skipto time=2:59]2:59 – Early life. [/skipto]

[skipto time=31:51] 31:51 – The successor of the business.[/skipto]

[skipto time=34:01]34:01 – Finding customers. [/skipto]

[skipto time=1:14:17]1:14:17- International customer. [/skipto]

[skipto time=2:21:35]2:21:35- How does the company grow. [/skipto]


About The Host

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Rahmel Wattley

The creator & host of Truck N’ Hustle, is a renowned personality in the trucking & logistics industry who hosts podcasts with the reputed & successful trucking entrepreneurs to share the knowledge required to start & sustain the logistics business!

Raul Mendez

Raul Mendez, Texas Chrome Transport, 49 year old born and raised in San Antonio, Texas. Family owned business that started back in 1975. I started my own trucking company back in 1996 as a owner operator with the financial support of my father and mother. TCT was founded in 2011 and focusing in transportation of frac sand for Oil & Gas Industry.

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