Over the past 26 years, Best Transportation Service Inc has become a major tank container drayage provider in the Gulf Coast region. Based at a 34-acre terminal in Pasadena TX, the company operates a drayage fleet that includes 122 tractors and 290 drop-frame tank container chassis. Drayage service is provided throughout North America.
Best Transportation Service is very much a family company with two generations represented. Pictured [from left to right] are Roger, Ralph, George, Lonnie, Ben, and John.
Best Transportation Service’s operations group provides 24/7 oversight of tank container drayage activities.
Members of the safety department work to ensure that every shipment moves without incident.
Pictured are members of the accounting department at Best Transportation Service.
Best Transportation Service currently has enough paved area to store up to 600 loaded tank containers.
Hyundai’s new dropframe tank container chassis has become a popular piece of equipment at Best Transportation Service. The carrier just bought 28 of the tandem-axle chassis, which have a tare weight of less than 8,500 pounds.
This Hyster loaded lift with 100,000-lb capacity is a new addition to the Best Transportation Service terminal.
Flexitanks have become increasingly popular worldwide for shipments of non-hazardous liquids, and Best Transportation Service handles large numbers of the shipments.
Installation of the Flexitank system is just about finished in this 20-ft container.
John Best holds a plastic Banjo valve that was designed specifically for Flexitank use.
Flexitank bags are drained of product residue after delivery of lubricant shipments.
A forklift repositions portable tanks that were shipped in a 20-ft box container. Temporary storage can be provided in the carrier’s 25,000-sq-ft warehouse.
One of the newest additions to the Best Transportation Service terminal in Pasadena is this two-bay tank container inspection station.
Exterior cleaning of vehicles and tank containers is done in a two-bay metal building at the terminal.
Beacon Thermal Solutions provides steam heating of tank containers with this portable boiler unit that is stationed at the Best Transportation Service terminal in Pasadena.
In addition to glycol heating, Beacon Thermal Solutions has added tank cooling capabilities at the Best Transportation Service terminal.
Sixteen tanks at a time can be heated with glycol at the Beacon Thermal Solutions station.
Vehicle maintenance is handled in-house at the carrier’s seven-bay shop in Pasadena TX.
Best Transportation Service’s mechanics use this pickup truck for handling roadside repairs in the greater Houston TX area.
Related story: Best Transportation Service thrives by providing personalized tank container drayage service
Sponsored Introduction Continue on to (or wait seconds) ×