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TRUCKING& FREIGHTING “Our goal is to be the carrier that provides the best service in the market.” -Bill Usher Jr., president // Usher Transport hauls petroleum products and other chemicals for major customers including Dow and DuPont. > U S H E R T R A N S P O RT I N C . Safety First DELIVERING HAZARDOUS CHEMICALS AND PETROLEUM PRODUCTS REQUIRES ATTENTION TO DETAILS AND SAFETY IN HANDLING. BY R U SS G AG E R tionwide in 2010 designed to improve score weekly at every terminal. So if a guy Despite the challenges of operating commercial truck and bus safety by in- gets a writeup in Ohio, that will be posted a trucking company with ever-escalating specting these vehicles for safety viola- throughout the company at every termi- fuel and materials prices and driver short- tions. “A year before CSA went into nal. If a guy gets zero defects, that is ages, safety is foremost at Usher Trans- effect, we were already using it,” Usher posted. If a guy has a spill, that is posted. port Inc. “Our safety department will run declares. “We post every driver’s CSA So everybody knows what is going on. We two to three times as many checks as the keep our own CSA scores on everybody.” scale and the federal and state people do,” -----------------------------------------------[ P R O F I L E ] President Bill Usher Jr. maintains. “We Usher Transport Inc. and operated business headquartered in check our equipment three times more Louisville, Ky. – owns more than 300 often than it is checked by the authorities, Projected 2012 revenue: $40 million tank trailers – many of which are rubber- not for weight, for CSA violations – lights, Headquarters: Louisville, Ky. lined and composite acid tanks – and logs, tires, brakes, hazmat. We do level 1 Employees: 220 transports petroleum, general chemicals, inspections on every truck.” Specialty: Petroleum and chemical transport corrosives, oxidizers, dry bulk and flam- and service mable chemicals. It also owns approxi- -------------------------------------------------------------- mately 70 tractors and contracts with Compliance Safety Accountability (CSA) is a federal program instituted na- 52 TLIMAGAZINE.COM WINTER 2013 Usher Transport Inc. – a family owned http://www.TLIMAGAZINE.COM

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Transportation & Logistics International - Winter 2013
Hurricane Sandy
Intermodal Rail
Near Shoring
Steel Bridges
Porsche Cars North America Inc.
TDS Transport
Aspen Equipment Co.
Consumers Energy
Mountain Valley Express Co. Inc.
Supreme Group
Miller Felpax Corp.
Rio Grande Pacific Corp.
TNT Sales
Usher Transport Inc.
Triad Transport Inc.
Traylor Bros. Inc.
Fusion Logistics
GulfMark Energy Inc.
Mode Transportation
Oregon International Port of Coos Bay
Trailways Inc.
Time Logistics Inc.
Verizon Communications Inc.
Sears Holding Corp.
Perry Ellis International Inc.
Tennessee Commercial Warehouse
J&P Hall Express
Pacific Air Cargo
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Transportation & Logistics International - Winter 2013