With its 14 tractors and 14 dry bulkers, Coover Trucking Inc hauls cement and related products throughout Kansas and into the surrounding states. A diverse customer base generates business virtually year-round. The fleet operates out of facilities in Erie and Humboldt KS.
Coover Trucking Inc is a family operation. Family members include [from left] Dave Coover and his cousin Mike.
While full-service leasing has proved to be beneficial, Coover Trucking plans to continue running some company-owned tractors. The cement hauler currently owns six of the 14 tractors in the fleet.
Cement trailers are specified for a maximum payload of at least 55,000 pounds. Coover trucking orders most of its trailers with 1,000-cu-ft or 1,040-cu-ft capacity.
Weight-saving specifications include a single 120-gallon fuel tank on tractors.
Coover Trucking uses primarily Gardner Denver blowers, but the carrier has tried some Tuthill blowers on new tractors.
Cat's Eye tire-pressure monitoring units are specified on Coover Trucking's tractors and trailers.
Drivers refuel tractors from this 12,000-gallon storage tank at Coover Trucking's Humboldt KS terminal. Diesel fuel also is available at the Erie KS location.
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