Charles Wilson

Bulk Transporter

Charles E. Wilson has spent 20 years covering the tank truck, tank container, and storage terminal industries throughout North, South, and Central America. He has been editor of Bulk Transporter since 1989. Prior to that, Wilson was managing editor of Bulk Transporter and Refrigerated Transporter and associate editor of Trailer/Body Builders. Before joining the three publications in Houston TX, he wrote for various food industry trade publications in other parts of the country. Wilson has a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Kansas and served three years in the U.S. Army.

Todd Stine sees opportunity in role as NTTC’s 2016-2017 Professional Tank Truck Driver of the Year

UNLIKE many truck drivers, Todd Stine has become very comfortable with being in the public eye. He sees it as a great opportunity.

Stine’s latest opportunity in the public spotlight came in April when he was named 2016-2017 National Tank Truck Carriers Professional Tank Truck Driver of the Year. He is the fourth recipient of the award.

Photos: GLS Transport Inc 2017

Related story: Zero accident record helps GLS Transport collect NTTC’s top Outstanding Safety Performance award 

Zero accident record helps GLS Transport collect NTTC’s top Outstanding Safety Performance award

ZERO can signify nothing or it can mean everything. It’s all a matter of context.

For GLS Transport Inc, zero means an incredible achievement. A frequency rating of zero accidents per million miles in 2016 earned the Bedford Park, Illinois-based tank truck carrier the National Tank Truck Carriers Outstanding Safety Performance Trophy in the Sutherland Division for carriers running less than 15 million miles annually.

Photos: Groendyke 2017

Related story: Groendyke claims its seventh NTTC Outstanding Safety Performance Trophy

Groendyke claims its seventh NTTC Outstanding Safety Performance Trophy

SEVEN Outstanding Safety Performance Trophies. It doesn’t get any better than that for a tank truck carrier.

Only one tank truck fleet can lay claim to that record, and that is Groendyke Transport Inc, founded 85 years ago this year in Enid, Oklahoma. Annually, the trophy goes to the tank truck fleet with the best overall safety record and program in the nation, and Groendyke Transport’s wins span more than 40 years.

Photos: Todd Stine 2017

Related story: Todd Stine sees opportunity in role as NTTC’s 2016-2017 Professional Tank Truck Driver of the Year

First Class Services strives to meet or exceed customer expectations with every load

THE COMPANY slogan is “Our Name Says it All,” and it clearly does.

Everyone at First Class Services Inc is dedicated to meeting or exceeding customer expectations with each and every load. The goal is to deliver every load safely and on time without exception.

Photos: First Class Services 2017

Related story: First Class Services strives to meet or exceed customer expectations with every load

Photos: Modern Transportation 2017

Related story: Modern Transportation focuses on providing high levels of safety, service, and reliability

Modern Transportation focuses on providing high levels of safety, service, and reliability

OVER the past 30 years, Modern Transportation has emerged as a major bulk carrier of dry industrial bulk minerals and liquid chemicals, with concentrations in the South, Southeast, Northeast, and Midwest. In addition, Modern reaches as far west as Salt Lake City, Utah and the Rocky Mountains of Colorado and Wyoming.

Photos: Slay Transportation Company 2017

Related story: New Houston-area wash rack, tank container depot, tank truck fleet terminal brings more business  opportunities for Slay Transportation Company

New Houston-area wash rack, tank container depot, tank truck fleet terminal brings more business opportunities for Slay Transportation Company.

STARTING the project from a 20 acre green-field site in February of 2014 the development process began with acquiring the required permits to build the terminal facility. The terminal was completed and initiated its start up in March of 2016.

Now less than a year after opening its doors the Slay Transportation terminal in Baytown, Texas, is every bit as busy as the tank truck carrier’s other two Houston-area terminals.

Brenner’s brand new Baton Rouge tank repair shop, parts center made flood recovery much easier

BRENNER Tank Service’s new cargo tank repair shop and parts distribution center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana has been open since the beginning of this year. The new facility has been busy from the moment it opened.

Innovation, diversification helping Service Transport find new growth opportunities

OVER the past year and a half, Service Transport Company completed a major renovation of its headquarters terminal that involved a 180-degree reorientation of the sprawling complex. Costing roughly $4 million, it was a major undertaking.

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