One of the leading frac sand-hauling companies in the Williston Basin, Sacaton Inc. has grown from one truck to more than 60 in just a few short years.

Over time and job after job, Sacaton reinvests in the company. It earned its first contract by demonstrating an ability to complete difficult tasks and because of its commitment to hard work, integrity and achievement. Today, Sacaton is known as one of the most reliable frac sand haulers in North Dakota’s Bakken oil fields. 

“Sacaton offers fully scalable oil field fleet solutions,” the company says. “Our fleet of frac sand trucks can service any size job.”

Red Classic epitomizes the adage “Necessity is the mother of invention.”   The senior leadership at Coca-Cola Bottling Co, Consolidated, upon examination of the company’s distribution network, noticed that all of the trucks delivering Coke products were returning empty, representing a significant cost to the company’s overall distribution budget.  At the same time, it was also evident that soft drinks revenues had levelled out for Coke Consolidated’s defined service area. So, the first order of business was to mitigate cost by introducing the opportunity for Coke raw material vendors to fill returning Red Classic trucks. This not only served to minimize empty miles, but sparked a tremendous interest in using Red Classic as a commercial provider as well as attracting outside carriers to supplement those load volumes that were overflow. It became evident that Red Classic should be its own commercial enterprise and haul freight in the open for-hire market. This led to what is now a wholly owned subsidiary that transports freight for a diverse and rapidly growing customer base.

For 95 years, the prison at Alcatraz Island in San Francisco stood as an imposing reminder of the consequences of crime. Today, more than 50 years after its 1963 closure, the island serves as not only a popular historic site that attracts more than a million visitors a year, but as an example of the possibilities of alternative energy.

The prison complex, which once housed many of the 20th Century’s most notorious criminals including Al Capone, is now the home of a 400-kilowatt solar photovoltaic system that provides it with a 24-hour power supply. The array system – known as the Alcatraz Island Micro-Grid PV – meets 60 percent of the island’s energy demand, lessening the need for diesel fuel to be ferried across the San Francisco Bay to it. 

More than 80 percent of truck fleet tire problems are caused by improper inflation. In fact, tires represent the second-largest financial expenditure for most fleets, says Pressure Systems International (PSI).

To address this issue that raises both safety and cost concerns, PSI invented the first automatic tire inflation system for North America in 1993 that automatically inflates tires while en route. “The company was started from a patent,” Executive Vice President Frank Sonzala recalls. “No one had ever inflated tires going down the road for the commercial trucking industry before.”

Nova Services’ commitment to superior service and competitive pricing has helped it to become a prominent drilling fluids company since it was founded in 1989. By strategically focusing on customer service, technology, innovation, diversification and understanding the changing needs of the oil and gas industry, the company has grown to the point that it can do business anywhere in the continental United States.

Thanks to an experienced staff – which includes executive leadership that averages 30-plus years in the business – Nova has expanded its drilling fluids business and diversified its operations. 

Founded in 1986 by transportation industry veterans Alec Gizzi and Sam DiMaio, JBS Logistics continues its strong growth today fueled by surging food warehousing and the Chicagoland trucking business’ growth.

“We strive to earn our customers’ business every time we fulfill an order in one of our warehouses or arrange to move a shipment through our transportation division,” says Gizzi, the company’s president.

The mission of JBS Logistics is to provide transportation and warehousing services by building relationships with its customers and vendors while utilizing its employees’ experience, skills and unique characteristics: honesty, integrity and dedication, Gizzi explains. 

CSX Transportation considers sustainability to be a part of its culture with a strategy that focuses on reducing its environmental footprint, engaging all of its stakeholders in the discussion and supporting sustainable development along its rails. 

To create the ultimate sustainable terminal, CSX implemented a number of initiatives in its new Central Florida Intermodal Logistics Center (ILC) in Winter Haven, Fla., which integrates sustainable design, construction and operations to drive efficiency and better serve customers and communities.

Transporting groceries is complicated work. Carlisle Carrier strategically selected this segment of the transportation industry due to its stability through most market changes. Additionally, the highly specialized nature of the work and high demands of the clients provide for limited competition in the market space. Choosing to focus in the Northeast creates an additional benefit due to high population density. Additional barriers of operation in the Northeast are the challenging traffic conditions and high operating costs. Vice President Chris Peters says these factors make the company’s contributions more valuable to its customers. “It’s somewhat of a niche business, for sure,” he says. 

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