Jim Austin, operations manager, oversees transportation logistics and dispatch services and conducts driver training.
This 43-ft Reinke Manufacturing Company chassis has spread axles and air-operated lift capability, a key feature for raising the front of the container for quicker unloading.
This 6,500-gallon Consani tank container on a Reinke chassis is typical of the equipment handled by the carrier. It is equipped with Hutchens Industries suspensions, ArvinMeritor CAM brakes with auto slack adjusters, and Holland landing gear.
Charleston Transport, Charleston SC, hauls ISO tank containers in the Southeast from the Port of Charleston to chemical manufacturers in the area. While the majority of the logistics involves imports, plans are to expand export-bound transportation and add depot services.
As an added benefit, the company provides storage space for the containers. Montague leased temporary yard space from PSC Container Services Group in Charleston before finding a permanent terminal leased from Liquid Transport Corp.
John Montague, Charleston Transport founder and president, realized there was a need in the Charleston market for additional tank container transporters, so he purchased another carrier's equipment, leased 14 trailer chassis and two tractors, and was soon in business.