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TRUCKING & FREIGHTING
Page Trucking started operations in 1981 and today has a
fleet of more than 1,000 pieces of equipment. "We can haul
any bulk commodity in any bulk container anywhere in
North America, from hazardous waste to specialty feed and
grain commodities," Titus says.
Page Trucking offers its services through four divisions,
including Page Transportation Services, which moves general commodities, including feed, aggregates and metals.
Its Page Environmental Trucking Co. is certified to haul
hazardous waste, along with other commodities.
Page Molten Transportation Co. is the largest transporter of molten metal in North America. "Last year, we
completed over 120,000 orders [and] ran over 28 million
miles on our trucks," Titus adds.
In 2015, Page Trucking added its fourth business, Page
Material Management, which does "more than pick the
material up and move it," he says. Instead, Material Management's employees work hand-in-hand as well as inside
OEM and mills' facilities to manage the product flow, segregation of material, "right size" packaging and oversight of
the closed-loop recycling process.
This takes Page Trucking's transportation business and
"turns it into an integral part of the on-site operations and
allows us to become vertically integrated throughout the
supply chain," Titus says. "It's the fastest-growing division
of the company."

pany's CFO and majority owner. The two have nurtured a
family-oriented environment "that is extremely focused on
productivity, with an emphasis on individual efficiency,"
Dan Titus says.
"I'm most proud of the fact that we're an industry leader
in our space, and we've differentiated ourselves through
more than just service, but through innovation," he says,
adding that Page Trucking has a new innovation lined up
for 2018.
The company announced it will commission an automated, high-value aluminum alloy segregation system in
the first quarter of this year. "When the equipment arrives
from Germany, it will be installed at our Page Material
Management facility at our warehouse and complex in
Cato," Titus states.
Page Trucking saw substantial customer growth in
2017 and plans for more expansion. "I see our continued double-digit growth through our traditional organic
method, but accelerated by strategic M&A opportunities,"
Titus says.

ELD Impacts
The trucking industry is complying with the federal electronic logging device (ELD) mandate requiring ELDs to be
implemented in vehicles to record drivers' hours of service.
Page Trucking was prepared for the December deadline.
"We had been transitioning for a number of months and
working with customers where we recognized the potential
for service issues," Titus recalls. "We've been able to be
proactive in avoiding some of those 'oh, no' moments."
But Titus predicts other impacts that will profoundly
impact Page Trucking's market. "We expect to see reduced
productivity and [more] turnover," he says, explaining that
some will leave the industry due to the change.
"There's a segment of that labor force that's going to
do something else when you ask them to fundamentally
change the way they live their lives," he explains. "They're
going to do what [they want] to do."
An Industry Leader
Titus has been with Page Trucking since January 2003 and
is joined in the business by his sister Piper, who is the comVOLUME 7, ISSUE 1 TLIMAGAZINE.COM

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