Altom Transport opens 9-acre Pasadena TX terminal
Nov 1, 2012 12:00 PM
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, Texas.
The terminal staff includes four dispatchers, two customer service representatives, a Gulf Coast Region safety director, a terminal manager, and one administrative assistant. The shop employs eight mechanics split between two shifts. Eighty-seven drivers are based at the terminal.
“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, during the first seven of which we primarily transported aviation fuels. Three years ago, Altom had 18 trucks working in Texas, but — with the addition of a terminal in Lufkin — we have grown to 107 tractor-trailer rigs now based in the state. 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 a year ago in response to customer requests. The crude oil fleet is running strong and demand remains high.”
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