GCI Slingers and Gravel Conveyors maximizes profits by making the most of data
While many fleets guard their fleet’s data and information closely, Aaron Witmer, operations manager of GCI Slingers and Gravel Conveyors, is beyond excited to share it.
Navajo Express takes care of drivers and lowers customers’ transportation costs
“There’s everything to gain by listening.” In one sense, it’s just that simple for Don Digby, Jr., president of Navajo Express. And Digby, who now heads up the third generation, family-owned business, means it.
At Contract Transport Services, dedication to safety and efficiency pays off
While delivering on time is a key to success for Contract Transport Services (CTS), operating safely is equally essential for the company.
The Mennel Milling Co. embraces change to serve its operation, customers effectively
To say that The Mennel Milling Co. is dynamic would be an understatement. The Fostoria, Ohio-based private fleet hauls raw materials and over 2,000 bulk and packaged finished products to and from the company’s five mills in Ohio, Michigan, Illinois and Virginia, which produce more than 200 different types of flour each day. Routes primarily
What CoVar Transportation focuses on for steady growth and profitable operation
For Dillon Varanay, vice president and co-founder of CoVar Transportation, ongoing success stems from focusing on what you do best and effectively serving customers. “In our case, we have made some decisions that have paid off,” he says. “Now we’re a smaller but more profitable operation because of those choices.” Founded in November of 2014,
How Centurion Auto Logistics uses technology to provide the best possible service
For 45 years, Centurion Auto Logistics and its transportation entity, Centurion Auto Transport, have been focused on providing on-time, damage-free service to customers. Recently, the Jacksonville, Fla.-based company took a big forward-looking step to ensure it can continue to meet that goal by investing $6.8 million in its fleet and in management technology. “We added
How Dearco Distributing is effectively streamlining glass deliveries for customers across two states
Jeff Knope is quick to say that his company isn’t in the trucking business. He’s just as fast to add, however, that trucks play a key role in the ability of the glass products wholesaler to serve its customers effectively and efficiently. Knope is president of Dearco Distributing Inc., based in Shawano, Wisc., which operates a
Southeastern Freight Lines is providing added value with its final mile fleet
Having been in business for 68 years, Southeastern Freight Lines (SEFL) has prospered by continually finding new solutions for serving its diverse range of customers. Today, the privately-owned, regional less-than-truckload (LTL) fleet, based in Lexington, S.C., specializes in next-day service in the southern U.S. Recently, SEFL has experienced significant growth in its final mile delivery
At C.R. England, service needs, fuel savings and costs drive equipment specs
One of the country’s best known trucking companies, C.R. England is also one of North America’s largest refrigerated service providers. Today, the 98-year old carrier provides national and regional refrigerated transportation in the continental U.S., dedicated fleet and intermodal services, as well as transportation into and out of Mexico. “Across our operations, total cost of ownership
Valley Farm Transport’s 55-year business philosophy is the key to its success
There are two things that are never lacking at Valley Farm Transport. First are the challenges that the Dixon, Calif.-based agricultural products hauler faces every day. Second is the determination to address those issues effectively and professionally. “We embrace a no-compromise philosophy when it comes to customer satisfaction,” says David Nickum, president and chief executive
The AAA Cooper Transportation advantage: A cohesive maintenance, safety and purchasing approach
Combining three functional areas of its fleet operation under a single management team is proving to be an advantage at AAA Cooper Transportation. “With safety, maintenance and purchasing for the fleet managed collectively we have a combined thought process,” says Steven Aronhalt, the fleet’s vice president of safety and maintenance. “The value in that approach
The forward-thinking approach of Cowan Systems
In the 47 years that Michael Sizemore has worked in truck fleets, he’s seen what he calls some very intelligent decisions. “In 1994, when Joseph Cowan, the son of the company’s founder W.T. Cowan, opened Cowan Systems LLC as a new operating entity, he created a niche with a lightweight fleet,” says the director of