American Fast FreightAmerican Fast Freight stays agile in an ever-changing industry to meet the transportation and logistics demands of its customers.

By Janice Hoppe-Spiers

American Fast Freight (AFF) prides itself on becoming an extension of its customer’s businesses, finding efficiencies in transportation and logistics for them through a range of ocean freight consolidating and forwarding, trucking, project logistics and warehousing/distribution services. “We become an extension of our customer’s business by adding a true cost approach that provides value across all segments of their logistics and supply chain,” President and CEO Kevin Kelly says.

KuperusFuel efficiency is a high priority for Kuperus Trucking.

By Jim Harris

Myles Kuperus knew the risks of starting his own trucking company when he incorporated the business in 1987. “This industry has a high failure rate because it’s capital-intensive,” he says. “I knew going into business that I had to operate efficiently, so I became passionate about fuel economy.” To help him in this journey, he made a point to listen and learn from equipment vendors, West Michigan transportation industry leaders and respected past employers.

Rock On TrucksJPGNo matter what the challenge, Rock On Companies works diligently to benefit its employees, customers and community.

By Bianca Herron

In 2001, 25-year-old Krystal Vierkant founded Rock On Companies, an aggregate trucking company. It was a challenging time for Vierkant as she was trying to carve out a lane of her own in a male-dominated industry.

CIMCCIMC Intermodal Equipment plans to double its production in the next three years.

By Alan Dorich

There are many providers of chassis and container parts, but CIMC Intermodal Equipment (CIMC-IE) sets itself apart by offering roadside assistance. Through its CIMC Intermodal Road Service Program, President and CEO Frank Sonzala explains, clients in all 50 states can call the company if a part breaks on their chassis.

Milton Transportation 

Milton Transportation’s clients can rely on it to deliver on time.

By Alan Dorich

When First Quality, ConAgra Brands Inc. and Furmano Foods need a reliable commodities carrier in the Mid-Atlantic states, they turn to Milton Transportation Inc. “We have an excellent response time,” Safety and HR Director Bill Buckley says, noting that the firm can make same-day or next-day deliveries. “We’re good at what we do.”

 

Consolidated Chassis ManagementCooperative pool manager Consolidated Chassis Management (CCM) is making it even easier for its customers to work with chassis.

By Jim Harris

Meeting the needs of the terminals, trucking companies, ocean carriers, railroads and leasing companies that Consolidated Chassis Management (CCM) LLC serves could be a daunting task. But during its more than 10 years in business, the company has proven itself to be more than up to this challenge.

Olympic In only its third year, Olympic Freightlines continues to grow quickly.

By Chris Kelsch

It has not even been three years since Bryan Henderson and his wife Paula founded Olympic Freightlines, but already the company is off to a torrid start. Much of that can be attributed to the fact that Henderson, before founding Olympic Freightlines, had 35 years of experience in the trucking industry, in positions ranging from truck driver to operations to fleet management to sales. “Though I didn’t decide to do this in one day, I have always wanted to have my own company,” Henderson says. “I just felt it was time to go out on my own.”

Canadian TireThe recent introduction of a 60-foot intermodal container is the beginning of a new phase for Canadian Tire Corp.

By Jim Harris

One of Canada’s largest and most recognizable retailers continues to evolve the way it gets products into its stores. Canadian Tire Corp. this year introduced a 60-foot intermodal container that is the first of its kind to be used in North America. The container, which is 7 feet larger than standard 53-foot intermodal trailers, made its first voyage on the Canadian Pacific railroad in Alberta in late April.

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