Building a more diversified operation at Service Transport Co has included branching out into dry bulk cargoes. The carrier also hauls a wide range of liquid chemicals with a fleet that includes 265 tractors and about 600 trailers.
Service Transport’s headquarters staff has many decades of managing chemical fleet operations.
Jim Brown made it clear that he wanted to save the live oaks next to the new entrance to Service Transport’s headquarters terminal in Houston TX.
Renovations to the Houston TX terminal included a wide driveway with ample parking for trailers.
Service Transport recently upgraded the regenerative thermal oxidizer at the Houston TX terminal.
Technology in place at the new dispatch and customer service center allows personnel to manage site security at all six of the Service Transport terminals.
All driver logs are managed with PeopleNet on-board computers.
Generator units ensure a reliable power supply during outages.
A compressor and dryer system provide an ample supply of very low-dewpoint dry air for isocyanate trailers.
Tank fittings and hardware are carried in ProTech cabinets.
Dry bulk trailers have Rite-Weigh digital scales.
Safety ladders are specified on new tank trailers.
Acids are transported in 5,400-gallon Tankcon fiberglass reinforced plastic trailers.
Tractors used with dry bulk trailers have Paragon blowers.
Most of the tractors in the fleet are outfitted with Paragon’s HydraChem System.
A large number of the DOT407 chemical trailers in the fleet are built to haul isocyanates.
Mechanics have a variety of diagnostic tools including Lite-Check units for testing trailer lighting and wiring.
Out of service trailers are clearly marked.
BTI hardware is standard on the Service Transport dry bulk trailers.
Newer tank trailers are specified with Hendrickson’s Tiremaax tire inflation system.
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