A tanker rig exits the Transportes Jorge Ancer/Transportes Lopez e Hijos terminal in Escobedo (Monterrey), Nuevo Leon. The two tank truck carriers are part of Grupo Transportes Monterrey, which stands out as one of Mexico's premier trucking companies. With more than 1,800 tractors and a diverse trailer fleet, GTM and its five independently managed carrier subsidiaries serve a growing customer base.
GTM installed this system at the Transportes Jorge Ancer/Transportes Lopez e Hijos maintenance shop in Monterrey that enables drivers to download trip data from the tractor on-board computer after every trip.
Fleet image is important for all of the trucking operations that are part of GTM. Tractors and trailers are washed frequently and vehicle damage is repaired promptly at the terminals.
Interline partners include Trimac Transportation. The interline partners supply most of the chemical tank trailers hauled by GTM's Transportes Jorge Ancer.
Transportes Lopez e Hijos is the primary Mexican carrier providing trucking service to Bulkmatic de Mexico, which operates eight transload locations in Mexico. Transportes Lopez e Hijos and Bulkmatic have been partners since Bulkmatic launched its Mexico operation in 1996.
Established in 1985, Transportes Jorge Ancer handles a broad range of chemicals and corrosives. The carrier provides service across the northern half of Mexico and operates out of 10 strategically located terminals.
Built by RETESA, this stainless steel chemical trailer can carry 43,000 liters (11,359 gallons). In Mexico, these trailers can be operated in doubles trains up to 31 meters (101 feet) long and with a gross combination weight up to 75 tonnes (165,346 pounds).
In addition to pulling dry bulk trailers for Bulkmatic de Mexico, Transportes Lopez e Hijos runs its own bulkers that are used to serve other customers in Mexico.
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