The newly designed tank, for which a patent is pending, is scheduled to hit the market in summer 2022. For deliveries, among other advances, it uses a slider chassis so that the rear valves are flush with the bumper, allowing for safer unloading. “The tank provides a simple, safe, environmentally friendly conversion option for customers,” Strutz says. LONG-TERM EXPERTISE This advance is just one benefit of Quality’s long history in the chemical transportation industry. The company has been transporting goods and materials since 1913, when founder B. F. Leaman began delivering lime and milk in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, from a single Pierce Arrow truck. From that modest start, Quality Carriers, now based in Tampa, Florida, operates more than 2,500 trucks and 7,400 trailers, making it North America’s largest bulk tank trucking fleet. A network of more than 100 company-owned and affiliate terminals and facilities across the United States, Canada, and Mexico supports Quality’s drivers. “We have the scale to handle all business anywhere in North America,” Strutz says. Quality Carriers and its employees bring to each customer and shipment
Through its global network, Rinchem safely handles more than 4 billion pounds of chemicals and gases each year. Chem-Star, a proprietary web-enabled warehousing and transportation management system, provides inventory visibility across Rinchem’s network of warehouses.
navigate, but we have the experience to handle them,” Strutz says. Quality Carriers is a registered SmartWay Transport Partner. Through this program, it’s committed to reducing its environmental footprint and advancing supply chain sustainability by measuring, benchmarking, and improving freight transportation efficiency. A global provider of chemical management solutions, Rinchem thrives when applying its expertise against the fiercest obstacles to create and manage safe and efficient supply chains for high- purity, pre-packaged chemicals, and gases. “We want the most demanding and challenging customers and supply chains,” says Dustin Miles, vice president of global transportation. “We thrive on building end-to-end, custom solutions that tackle these challenges.” Through its global network, Rinchem safely handles more than 4 billion pounds of chemicals and gases each year. It is a leader in end-to-end, cold- chain chemical management with operations in the United States, Israel, Ireland, South Korea, Malaysia, and Taiwan. Rinchem works to manage the entire supply chain process with full visibility, while many other companies must involve several partners to execute, Miles says.
the experience they’ve gained from more than one century of delivering freight. That experience, along with Quality’s size, means it can handle almost every customer’s requirements and meet even extended surges in demand. “We provide a lot of custom equipment solutions that other companies won’t touch,” Strutz says. Another point of differentiation is the volume of chemical shipments Quality Carriers handles that require crossing the U.S.-Mexico border. “When transporting chemicals, these trips can be difficult to
Quality Carriers operates more than 2,500 trucks and 7,400 trailers, making it North America’s largest bulk tank trucking fleet. A network of 100+ company-owned and affiliate terminals and facilities across the United States, Canada, and Mexico supports Quality’s drivers.
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