When winter arrives, S&B Kessler Inc, New Carlisle IN, stays busy hauling propane throughout a five-state area in the Midwest. The carrier also handles anhydrous ammonia and some refined fuels. The carrier currently runs 25 tractors and 46 tank trailers.
Barry Kessler built S&B Kessler into a small, but very successful tank truck carrier specializing in propane.
Kenworth tractors, T800s and W900s, are standard in the S&B Kessler fleet. All of the tractors have sleepers. The newest MC331 trailers were built by Mississippi Tank Co.
Hydraulic systems from STAC Inc are mounted on the tractors to power trailer-mounted product pumps.
Fiberglass fenders from WTI Truck Accessories help give the tractors a customized look.
Blackmer pumps are used on all of the MC331 trailers in the S&B Kessler fleet.
S&B Kessler specifies Michelin X One tires on most of the trailers and tractors in the fleet.
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