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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

Fuel efficiency, driver retention efforts pay off for Central Trucking Inc.

Among the goals that Mark Roberts, president of CTI Logistics Inc., has for his family-owned company’s fleet are two that he says are definitely keys to success. “Hanging on to good drivers and generating the best possible fuel consumption are ongoing challenges,” he states. “In today’s economic environment, and with rates where they are, it’s

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After putting five tractors to the test, Blacklidge Emulsion opts for the fuel efficiency winner

“Trucking isn’t our core business,” says Paul Johnson, director of logistics for Blacklidge Emulsions, “but it’s definitely an essential part of our operation. As a key part of the cost of serving our customers, we are focused on managing our fleet as cost effectively as possible.” Based in Gulfport, Miss., Blacklidge Emulsions is a second

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Effective maintenance, sound equipment choices help Oak Harbor Freight Lines operate efficiently

Freight volumes are higher than expected, notes Dan Vander Pol, director of maintenance at Oak Harbor Freight Lines. “While that is certainly good news, it does put a lot of pressure on our maintenance department to keep equipment running efficiently and on the road,” he says. “We don’t have extra equipment; so, if we have

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Bailey’s Logistic Services fields a leased fleet for efficiency, cost effectiveness

“We had been a company that historically owned its trucks,” says Chad Johnson, executive manager of Bailey’s Logistic Services, who oversees 50 vehicles used at locations in Denver, Salt Lake City, Oklahoma City and Birmingham. “When I joined the company, however, I saw an aging fleet that was racking up unexpected service expenses, and equipment

Bailey’s Logistic Services fields leased fleet
Apex Linen Service puts PacLease, Peterbilt 337s through its paces

Las Vegas’s 4.2-mile long strip is home to more than 62,000 rooms. It hosts 22,000 conventions a year. Fifteen of the world’s 25 largest hotels reside here and 40 million visitors. For Joe Dramise, president of Apex Linen Service, that means a lot of washables—from sheets and towels and terry cloth bathrobes, to service uniforms. Each

Woody Bogler Trucking Co. takes a multi-faceted approach to improving fuel efficiency

Tracy Bogler describes his company’s philosophy: “The management of Woody Bogler Trucking Co. believes that we should maintain a continuous cycle of improvement,” says the carrier’s president. “Our longevity has given us the experience to understand that change is the only constant in trucking. We understand that we must embrace change in order to provide

Change is the only constant in trucking
Empire Express deploys technology and the right equipment, fields trained drivers to meet expectations

Empire Express has always had an excellent long-term safety record, says Tim Gatlin, president and chief executive officer of the Memphis-based general commodities and contract carrier. “As a specialist in hauling hazardous materials and time sensitive freight,” he adds, “we’re always looking for ways to refine our practices and improve our performance.” A good deal

Oakley Transport is taking advantage of new technologies to grow its operation

“Our plan is right on target,” says Peter J. Nativo, director of maintenance at Oakley Transport. “We have a three-year business plan to grow in the market for the transportation of liquid bulk food grade products. Included is replacing all of our tractors with new units so we can take advantage of the cost savings

Oakley Transport
Commitment to quality service puts R.B. Humphreys on steady path to success

Revenue growth is rapidly driving expansion at R.B. Humphreys, a Westmoreland, N.Y.-based temperature-controlled, for-hire truckload carrier. Experiencing growth, the company has seen its revenue increase by more than 100% in the past year, bringing about the need to expand its staff of employees, drivers and agents to nearly 100 people. None of that, however, is

Combined Transport leverages technology, the right specs

Specialized operations require equally precise equipment and maintenance practices, and that is exactly the case at Combined Transport Inc. The Central Point, Ore.-based specialized motor carrier, as well as a hauler of general commodities throughout the lower 48 U.S. states and Canada, routinely handles oversized loads with multi-axle heavy haul trailers. Additionally, the company’s Glass

KLLM is focused on technology as a path to a competitive advantage

For KLLM Transport Services, one of the more highly recognized temperature-controlled carriers in the United States, using technology to gain cost and competitive advantages has helped paved the road to success for many years. Recently, however, that need grew significantly, if not in scope then most certainly in size. In mid summer of this year,

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