Altom Transport opens 9-acre Pasadena TX terminal
Oct 17, 2012 12:28 PM, By Charles E Wilson
With its Texas business continuing to grow, Altom Transport Inc opened a new terminal in Pasadena TX. The grand opening was held October 12.
Covering nine acres, the terminal includes a 5,500-sq-ft office and 10,000-sq-ft, two-and-a-half bay maintenance shop. The parking area for tractors and trailers is fully paved. The terminal address is 4700 New West Dr, Pasadena TX.
“It is incredible how much the Altom Transport operation has grown in Texas,” says Terry Rodery, Altom Transport vice-president of Gulf Coast operations. “We’ve been operating here for about 10 years, and we have grown from just a few trucks to 107 tractor-trailer rigs. We moved to this new location, because we wanted to consolidate two other locations to a single facility.”
Altom Transport’s primary Houston-area customers are relatively close to the new terminal. The fleet hauls a range of products from the area, including methanol, fuel additives, petroleum products, and some jet fuel and aviation gas.
Crude oil is a relatively new cargo, and Altom Transport’s oilfield operations are managed out of the new terminal. “We have 15 tractors (nine of them based in the Eagle Ford shale play in South Texas) and 21 crude oil trailers in service now,” Rodery says. “We launched our crude oil operation about year year ago in response to customer requests. We are hauling for three to four customers, and our trucks are busy.”
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