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TRUCKING& FREIGHTING “We started in North Dakota, and we’ll stay here and take care of our customers doing business here.” -Luke Taylor, president Home Advantage LT ENTERPRISES’ FOUNDER AND PRESIDENT TAKES PRIDE IN THE COMMUNITY HE GREW UP IN, RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NORTH DAKOTA OIL BOOM. > LT E N T E R P R I S E S BY J I M H A R R I S water before moving into crude oil. Today, ties, rail yards or storage facilities. Practi- For Luke Taylor, the Williston Basin LT Enterprises operates a fleet of more cally all of the company’s business is located is more than just the United States’ latest than 70 trucks that transport oil from well- within 100 miles of Watford City, which is booming oil region. Taylor, like many en- heads directly to pipeline injection facili- centrally located in the Williston Basin. trepreneurs, saw the potential for business growth in the basin at the time he founded LT Enterprises, but the region is not an opportunity for national expansion of his trucking company or just the latest trendy oil play – it’s home. “We’re a local company, and I was born and raised here,” he says of Watford City, N.D., his company’s home base. “I’ve seen a lot of people and companies come and go, but we’re not interested in chasing other oil booms – we started in North Dakota, and we’ll stay here and take care of our customers doing business here.”  Taylor founded the trucking company in 2008 after purchasing two trucks. He recruited a few of the seasonal employees who worked for his father’s agricultural business trucking fertilizer and other farming products to drive for him the rest of the year. The company initially transported -----------------------------------------------[ P R O F I L E ] LT Enterprises Revenues: $25 million Headquarters: Watford City, N.D. Employees: 100 Specialty: Trucking -------------------------------------------------------------- 22 TLIMAGAZINE.COM FALL 2013 // LT Enterprises stresses to its employees that it’s important for them to live in the local area, be part of the community and respect local residents. http://www.TLIMAGAZINE.COM

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Transportation & Logistics International - Fall 2013

Transportation & Logistics International - Fall 2013
Panama Canal
Distribution Centers
Fleet Efficiency
GE Transportation
Lake State Railway Corp.
LT Enterprises
Boasso America
Dee King Trucking
Heritage Environmental
Flower Transfer Logistics
Ironhorse Resources
Jim Palmer Trucking
Polaris Transport
Tennant Truck Lines
Ace International Holdings Ltd.
Webtech Wireless Inc.
Downtime Fleet Management Services
Motiv Power Systems
Waste Management
Zoresco Equipment Co.
Bowhead Transport Co. LLC
Harbour Link Container Services Inc.
Harley Marine Services
Air Transat Cargo
Cutter Aviation
Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport
All Pro Freight Systems Inc.
Legacy Transportation Services
Last Look

Transportation & Logistics International - Fall 2013