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Blue Flash Express breaks the driver turnover cycle

For Blue Flash Express Vice President of Operations Jason Aguillard it was about stopping a cycle—new trucks with the right specs would lower maintenance and fuel expenses, improve retention and cut the cost of recruiting and training drivers. “Now we have more money to increase pay for drivers, which further enhances the company as a

Southeastern Freightlines leverages the latest technologies to stay competitive

Southeastern Freightlines (SEFL) has been successfully delivering freight for more than 60 years and has always been a competitive fleet. Fleet Equipment talked with the fleet to learn how incorporating new technologies has figured into the company’s success. Choosing equipment According to Kerry Stritt, vice president of fleet services for SEFL (pictured left), “Having the

SEFL Fleet and drivers
Fleet profile: Plastic Express drives for efficiency today and tomorrow

Plastics are everywhere. From automotive to construction to simple packaging, plastic products are possessed of a ubiquity almost like no other. Nearly all of the plastic around you has, at some time, been on the back of a truck. Based out of City of Industry, Calif., Plastic Express is an operation that is an almost

Plastic Express
Smoot Brothers Transportation: Conquering CSA citations

Smoot Brothers Transportation (SBT) was founded in 1988—with one truck—by Mike and Matt Smoot. In 1991, Kenny Smoot, who is now the vice president, joined his brothers in the company. SBT has since grown to more than 50 trucks and can be seen on highways across the entire continental United States and Canada. The fleet

Smoot Brothers Transportation
H&P Transportation relies on relationships with suppliers—and the latest technologies

Providing extra heavy hauling transportation services requires specialized solutions. For Kevin Hawkins, president of H&P Transportation, a key part of his family company’s long success has been its relationships with suppliers. It was 1947 when Hawkins’ father, Henry Hawkins, founded H&P Transportation. At the time, the Brownstown, Mich. operation was one of the first companies

H&P Transportation
Raven Transport adds heavy-duty natural gas vehicles to meet sustainability goals

“Through relationships with suppliers, we can collectively bring everything together for our operation,” says Stephen Silverman, chief operating officer at Raven Transport. “That’s especially true as we rise to the challenge of moving customers’ goods with clean-burning fuel. “Industry-leading shippers continue to set the standard in sustainable logistics,” Silverman adds. “By partnering with environmental and

Raven Transport Natural Gas Trucks
Tennant Truck Lines focuses on equipment that meets application demands

It’s a long way from hauling hogs on a milk run from Quad Cities to Chicago to becoming one of the Nation’s pre-eminent high and heavy freight specialists, but in the 69 years since Sidney Tennant acquired his first truck and trailer that is exactly what Tennant Truck Lines (TTL) has achieved. Headquartered in Orion,

Tennant Truck Lines Tractor Navistar
Southeastern Freight Lines leverages onboard technology

With all the new onboard technology on trucks these days, one major nationwide carrier has found ways to use the data to effectively track vehicle performance and scheduling maintenance using information from the systems. According to Kerry Stritt, vice president of fleet services, Southeastern Freight Lines (SEFL): “We have been utilizing the PeopleNet system to

Leveraging analytics helps Leonard’s Express reduce maintenance costs

To get the most out of its trucks, Leonard’s Express, a family-owned asset-based transportation provider headquartered in Farmington, N.Y., invests heavily in predictive analysis. The fleet is continuously working to stay one step ahead of the curve, working to keep its trucks running productively each day. As Leonard’s Express Chief Information Officer Kyle Johnson puts

Mountain River Trucking makes every mile count

From its single location in Mt. Airy, N.C., Mountain River Trucking hauls truckload (TL) to less-than-truckload (LTL) general freight and high-value loads, primarily food and pharmaceuticals, coast-to-coast to Oregon, Washington and California, hauling 250,000 miles annually. It’s the combination of these high-value loads and long, cross-nation drives that has Mountain River focusing on two things

MJF Materials is putting together a complete natural gas fleet operation

For Michael Forte, what started as a typical desire to spec more fuel-efficient trucks has led to an all encompassing move into CNG-powered vehicles and a dedicated fueling infrastructure. Today, just two and a half years later, he couldn’t be more pleased with the results. Forte’s company, MJF Materials of Lindenwold, N.J., operates 30 Class

World Trade Distribution’s lightweight tractors meet container shippers needs

While international freight handling, storage and transportation services have been the core of Houston-based World Trade Distribution’s business for 50 years, the company is not one to simply continue with the status quo. “We started focusing on port work in the 1980s,” says Jeff Joachim, president of the family owned business. “As more containers began