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TRUCKING & FREIGHTING

The transportation of hazardous waste requires strong
concentration on safety. Triad stays safe by keeping its staff
well versed in federal and state regulations, and it attends
Hazardous Waste Advisory Council and Government Service
Institute workshops.
The company also requires its drivers to go through federal HazMat training. In 2013, Triad received safety awards
including:
* The Arkansas Trucking Association's Less Than Truckload Division Small Carrier and Tank Truck Division Small
Carrier Awards; and
* The Oklahoma Trucking Association's 1st Place Irregular
Route 1 to 5 Million Miles Award.

constantly having to monitor those things, because those
are constant issues," he says.
Transportation costs also impact the company. "Of
course, fuel has the biggest fluctuation," he says. "The fuel
surcharge is [driven] up or down by the price of fuel."
The company also has implemented new technology,
including onboard computers linked into its ERP system.
"It allows us to [better] know where our equipment is and
communicate with our drivers," Titsworth says.
Giving Its Best
Triad plans for continued success. "We're just trying to give
our customers the best service that we can, because the
economic climate is pretty good right now," Titsworth says.
Although the company would like to grow, the shortage
of drivers in the industry makes it difficult, he admits.
"Because of that, we haven't been able to expand in the last
five years," he says. "It's a shrinking market of drivers." He
notes that the company is coping by looking at relay loads
and keeping drivers in regions more.

the South in areas where disposal sites and waste producers are," he says. "We also have a couple satellite areas
where we have employees that maintain equipment and
deliver loads.
"We're the only waste transporter that covers [most of ]
the United States," he continues, noting that the company
enjoyed sales of more than $37 million last year.

"It gives you satisfaction to have
employees that are dedicated to
doing a good job and the complete
services we offer to our clients."
Changing With the Times
Triad is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, and Titsworth credits its ongoing success to the quality and talents
of the company's staff.
"It gives you satisfaction to have employees that are
dedicated to doing a good job and the complete tasks and
services that we offer to our clients," he says.
But the business has changed for Triad over the years, he
adds. Like others, it has adapted to changes in the criteria
regarding hours of service and driver physicals. "We're
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