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TRUCKING & FREIGHTING

"We're constantly looking for ways we can be profitable."

-Heather Niccum, director of human resources and safety

Good Connections
CONNECT TRANSPORT KEEPS CRUDE OIL AND
NATURAL GAS LIQUID MOVING FOR ITS OWNER.
>CONNECT TRANSPORT

BY RUSS GAGER

Although it does most of its trucking for its owner, Murphy Energy,
Connect Transport still has to make a
profit. "In the beginning, there was less
pressure to be profitable, since we were
more of a service company for Murphy
Energy," Connect Transport Director of
Human Resources and Safety Heather
Niccum concedes. "But now that we've
become a bigger company, there's more
of a push for us to turn a profit."
Founded in 2008, Connect Transport's primary customer is Murphy
Energy, but it does third-party hauling
for other companies. "We're constantly
looking for ways we can be profitable,"
Niccum emphasizes. "In the trucking
industry, you have so many fixed costs
- drivers, trucks, fuel, insurance and
regulatory cost - and there's not really
anything you can do about those."
To save drivers' time, Connect Transport locates its in-house mechanics in
a variety of locations so drivers do not
have to take their trucks in for maintenance and be paid while they wait for
the service to be done. The company
also is communicating with its trucks
through the email that is included with
-------------------------------------- [ PROFILE ]
Connect Transport
www.connecttransportllc.com
Headquarters: The Woodlands, Texas
Employees: 225
Specialty: Energy industry transportation
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TLIMAGAZINE.COM SUMMER 2015

// Approximately 65 percent of Connect
Transport's shipments are of crude oil, and the
rest is natural gas liquids.


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