Charles Wilson

Charles
Wilson
Editor,
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.

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Photos: Slay Transportation Company 2017

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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.

President Trump’s call for American energy dominance reinvigorating the US oilfield

DURING his Presidential campaign in 2016, President Donald J Trump announced that “American energy dominance will be declared a strategic economic and foreign policy goal of the United States.” Even before he took office on January 20, 2017, that bold, unambiguous statement was resonating through the US economy—and the oil industry.

President Trump’s America-first energy vision states the following:

•  Make America energy independent, create millions of new jobs, and protect clean air and clean water.

Economy Transportation & Logistics seeing new growth in demand for oilfield chemicals

SLOWLY but surely the oil patch is showing signs of new life. Higher crude oil prices are spurring activity and boosting optimism.

Economy Transportation & Logistics LLC, Houston, Texas, is among the oilfield fleets seeing an increase in demand for products used in drilling and fracing. A majority of the carrier’s drivers and tractors are busy hauling loads of oilfield chemicals across Texas and Oklahoma and in Montana and North Dakota.

All-electric Nikola One Class 8 sleeper tractor creating plenty of industry buzz

TREVOR Milton, the entrepreneur behind the Nikola One, took the wraps off a prototype model of the hydrogen fuel cell/electric drive longhaul tractor during a flashy event December 1-2 in Salt Lake City, Utah. He also showed concept drawings for the Nikola Two, a daycab tractor designed for regional operations.

Photos: Nikola One 2016

Related story: All-electric Nikola One Class 8 sleeper tractor creating plenty of industry buzz

Modern Transportation believes next year will bring increased transload opportunities

Founded in March of 1987, Modern Transportation began with four trucks, transloading soda ash to a glass manufacturer 90 miles away near its headquarters in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Over the last 30 years, Modern has developed a nationwide presence, leveraging transloading as a differentiator.

Photos: Modern Transportation 2016

Related story: Modern Transportation believes next year will bring increased transload opportunities

Photos: Heniff Transportation/Huntsman 2016

Related story: Huntsman, Heniff team up with technology to load the maximum volume of PO on tank trailers

 

Huntsman, Heniff team up with technology to load the maximum volume of PO on tank trailers

MORE productivity, more efficiency, and greater safety. These are shared objectives for many chemical haulers and the shippers they serve.

Fort Transfer targets the future by diversifying into a specialty liquid bulk solutions provider

IN SOME ways, Fort Transfer is a tank truck carrier in transition as it develops new business opportunities. At the same time, the management team is taking care to ensure that the company does not stray from the core values that formed a solid foundation for more than 90 years.

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