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TRUCKING & FREIGHTING

"We're loading a whole truckload with one lift."

-Marc Buskirk, vice president of sales

// Yourga Trucking is relatively new to the
energy business, but pipe has been a major
commodity for the company for 40 years.

Full Service

WITH A PRIME LOCATION BETWEEN THE
MARCELLUS AND UTICA SHALES, YOURGA TRUCKING
PROVIDES SERVICES FOR THE ENERGY INDUSTRY.
>YOURGA TRUCKING INC.

BY RUSS GAGER

John and Mary Yourga founded
Yourga Trucking Inc. in Wheatland,
Pa., in 1945 when the United States
was a post-war industrial powerhouse.
"When the company was started, the
steel industry was king," Vice President
of Operations Skip Doutt relates. "Then
the pipe industry started to grow in this
area, and we expanded into that. In the
1980s, when all the steel mills collapsed

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and went out of business, we had already
moved forward into hauling pipe and
tubing from the local pipe mills. So we
continued to operate, not missing a beat."
The company's founders probably
never realized how important that pipe
would be to an energy industry that was
not a major influence in the area until
hydraulic fracturing was developed.
"Pipe has been a major commodity for
us for probably 40 years," Vice Presi-

dent of Sales Marc Buskirk estimates.
"The energy business is somewhat new
to us because it's somewhat new to
the area. We really got involved in that
about 2009."
Yourga Trucking was approached
by pipe distributors that did not have
sufficient infrastructure in Pennsylvania to serve the energy industry that was
developing there. Most of their infrastructure was in the Gulf Coast states.
"As it turns out, we were pretty
-------------------------------------- [ PROFILE ]
Yourga Trucking Inc.
www.yourga.com
Headquarters: Wheatland, Pa.
Projected 2015 revenue: $15 million
Employees: 125
Specialty: Energy industry trucking
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