Transportation & Logistics International - Winter 2017 - 63
TRUCKING & FREIGHTING
Headquartered in Malvern, Ohio, Green
Lines Transportation specializes in
transporting goods for the steel industry. The company moves every type of
product typical to the industry including
steel coils, blanks, sheets, bar stock,
tubing, guardrail and light poles.
To handle the large size and weight
typical of the products it hauls, Green
Lines owns and operates specialized
trailers and equipment including
spread axle, tandem and multiple axle
trailers. All of the company's trailers
are equipped with side kits or rolling
In addition to trucking, Green Lines
operates a third-party logistics division,
GLT Logistics Inc. "We've evolved into a
logistics company with dedicated truck
which manage shipping for companies,"
Bettis says, noting that third-party
logistics (3PL) work constitutes the vast
majority of the company's business. "We
provide staff as well as trucks, drivers,
trailers and whatever else it takes to
manage a customer's site."
The company operates eight terminals in Ohio, Michigan, Illinois, Indiana
and North Carolina. All of the company's terminals are located on or adjacent
to customer sites.
"We're very customer driven and
work hand-in-hand with our customers
every day because we're on their site,"
Bettis says. "We're very much a team
with our customers."
At each location, company staff
members work with a client's sales and
production department to plan truck-
loads. After steel goods are produced,
the company stages it in trucks. Green
Lines also handles dispatching, scheduling and delivery, all of which are aided
by its use of the cloud-based Omnitracs
electronic logging system, he adds.
3PL has been a large part of the
company's offerings since 1991, when a
customer in North Carolina asked Green
Lines to manage its shipping operations.
The North Carolina terminal today has a
Young Truck Sales, Inc., is a unique and progressive
dealership that is proud to be a partner with Roger Bettis
and Green Lines for 20-plus years. We thank Roger and
his team for their confidence in Young Truck Sales, Inc.,
and our team. Young specializes in natural gas truck sales
and is warranty certified by Agility Fuel Systems, the first
dealer in the U.S. to be certified by Agility. Young carries a
large inventory of well spec'd Freightliner, Volvo, and Isuzu
trucks. Young operates over 60 service bays, 12 natural gas
certified bays, and is open seven days a week to serve the
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