Central Transports Model 579s

Moving Forward

March 27, 2017 Katie Koloske 0

For a carrier that differentiates itself by its old-school approach to business, there’s a lot that’s new happening at Central Transport (CT), the less-than-truckload carrier headquartered in Warren, Mich. For one, there are a lot more employees around. In just five years, the CT workforce has grown by 50 percent to 5,271 at its nearly 200 service centers across North America.

Decker Truck Line Peterbilt Model 579 flatbed

Growing Better

January 31, 2017 firstclass 0

One of America’s oldest family-owned trucking companies didn’t get that way by being, well, old. In fact, the Decker Truck Line fleet is turning younger than ever, and it’s a nimble, proactive approach to growth strategy and market conditions that continues to guide the Fort Dodge, Iowa-based firm.

Perebilt General Manager Darrin Siver shown with the PACCAR engine

Earning Loyalty

January 31, 2017 firstclass 0

Decker Truck Line in Fort Dodge, Iowa, is marking its 85th year as a family-owned and operated business. Peterbilt manufactured its first truck in 1939 — Decker pulled its first load in 1931.

A lineup of Peterbilt Model 579s equipped with the SmartLINQ remote diagnostics system at TCW

Maximum Delivery

August 18, 2016 firstclass 0

The notion that a well-appointed fleet could help draw the best drivers is a familiar concept at Tennessee Commercial Warehouse. After all, driver retention and recruitment are primary reasons the Nashville-based warehousing operation, logistics provider and carrier has been a committed Peterbilt partner since the late 1970s.

The 500,000th truck to roll of the line at Peterbilt's Denton, Texas manufacturing facility

The 500,000th Truck

August 18, 2016 firstclass 0

Peterbilt’s Denton, Texas, manufacturing facility recently produced its 500,000th truck — a Model 579 equipped with a PACCAR MX-13 Engine that the company presented to Werner Enterprises during a ceremony held at the plant.

A Peterbilt Model 579 nears the Continental Divide with a full load for MTS Freight near Helena, Montana

Owning the Final Mile

August 17, 2016 firstclass 0

It’s a state that boasts both one of the largest surface areas and smallest populations in the United States. So when Steve Mergenthaler, the third generation of leadership at the Mergenthaler Companies, says his operation partners with other carriers to transfer freight “the final mile into Montana,” trust that he’s understating things a bit.

The SmartLINQ logo shown with a Model 579 equipped with the system

SmartLINQ Ensures Maximum Uptime

August 17, 2016 firstclass 0

An accelerated trade cycle does more than ensure a robust resale market and driver satisfaction at Tennessee Commercial Warehouse (TCW). It also ensures that TCW and its customers enjoy the latest in trucking innovations, such as Peterbilt’s SmartLINQ remote diagnostics system.