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.

Brian Beaudrie of Advanced Disposal Systems.

Talking Trash

January 31, 2017 firstclass 0

Jacksonville-based Advanced Disposal System is the largest privately held waste company in the country, with a 3,000-truck fleet and a footprint in 20 states. However, CEO Richard Burke prefers to focus on the company culture.

Perebilt General Manager Darrin Siver shown with the PACCAR engine

Adding It Up

August 18, 2016 firstclass 0

The greatest benefits of Peterbilt ownership are realized by those customers who have a clear sense of their cost of ownership.

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.