Now Hiring In Houston & CDL/Owner-Operators

 

 

 

 

 

 

We are in need of We are now leasing on CDL/Owner Operators in our fast-growing Houston, Texas Office.

Please see the link below for more information. You can also email Safety@AssetBasedIntermodal.com

Must be 23 years or older, 2 years verifiable experience, and have a TWIC card.

Please visit our website to apply: http://assetbasedintermodal.com/driver-page/

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Reworks, Transloads & Warehouse & Yard in Dallas/Fort Worth Area

At Asset Based Intermodal, we can handle your transloads, reworks from any Dallas/Fort Worth location to our Garland, Texas warehouse. We even have mobile roadside assistance to come to your facility or if a container is stranded on the road and needs to be transloaded or reworked.
Our customers consist of Amazon, DalTile, Marazzi Tile, Costco, Hub Group and many more Top Fortune 500 companies. Take a look at our brouchure below and give us a call at: 972-487-9900 for more information.

Asset Based Intermodal’s Mobile Transloading & Container Rework Service

With our new mobile transloading and reworking service, we are able to come to you roadside, rail yard or at your facility to get your load ready to get back on the road!

See more about our services on this video and give us a call at:
972-487-9900 to inquire more about these services.

Why Choose Asset Based Intermodal As Your Intermodal Carrier?

For over 20 years, Asset Based Intermodal, Inc. has been servicing the Dallas – Fort Worth area off the UPRR, KCS & BNSF. We also have Intermodal offices in Houston, Laredo & San Antonio.

We do more than just move your freight; we bring the expertise you need to satisfy your customers. Offering all modes of intermodal transportation services as well as crossdock and the reworking of containers in the Dallas – Fort Worth area at our Garland, Texas location.

We have the support of a dedicated team of specialists, plus the technology and tools to keep you in control, our primary goal is to build a partnership with our customers and become an extension of your business.

Intermodal is the use of two modes of freight, such as truck and rail, to transport goods from shipper to consignee. The intermodal process usually begins with a container being moved by a truck to a rail, then back to a truck to complete the process. There are about 25 million containers moved via intermodal shipping each year and with our team of experts from office personnel to our drivers, we have your intermodal transportation needs covered.

Just give us a call at: 972-487-9900 or email us at: Rates@AssetBasedIntermodal.com

Happy Holidays from Asset Based Intermodal

 

Asset Based Intermodal Opens An Office In Houston, Texas Now!

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We are proud to announce our newest location to service the Port of Houston! We can handle a intermodal container drayage at the Barbours Cut Container Terminals as well as the Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF), Union Pacific (UP) & Kansas City Southern (KCS) rail ramp.

Asset Based Intermodal is a leader in the shipping & logistics industry that services Texas, Arkansas, Lousiana, Oklahoma & New Mexico. Let Asset Based Intermodal handle your intermodal drayage needs from the port to the rail yard in the Houston area now too.

If you need a rate, please email Rates@AssetbasedIntermodal.com

12605 East Freeway #305

Houston, Texas 77015

Tel: 832-933-6887

 

 

 

Asset Based Intermodal Adds Cross-Docking To Garland, Texas Facility

At Asset Based Intermodal, we utilize cross-docking wherever possible. “Superior logistics planning includes cross-docking wherever possible. Cross-docking is the practice of unloading materials from an incoming vehicle and immediately loading these same materials directly onto outbound vehicles with minimal or zero warehousing interval between. Think of this as “Just-in-Time” shipping. Cross-docking is an ideal solution when product freshness is paramount. Cross-docking evolved out of a need to get perishable goods to market quickly. This procedure is one of the key inclusions an organization can make to its portfolio of standards whose function is to drive manufacturing and distribution center improvements.”

Hot Weather Trucking: How to Stay Safe in the Heat

Hot Weather Trucking and Truck Function

Rising temperatures can also wreak havoc on your truck. From your brakes, to tires, to engine oil and engine coolant, there are a few precautions you can take before heading out on your journey to make sure it’s a smooth one.

Brakes

When temperatures get too hot, brakes can fade, or the components can reach a point where no additional heat can be absorbed, causing lost friction.

When you apply the brakes, heat is transferred to the brake fluid. If you don’t give the brakes adequate time to cool, the brake fluid can actually boil, causing the brake pedal to reach the floor with no braking power.

Check your brakes frequently during a trip in hot weather. If you have a heavy load and have a long descent downhill, consider shifting down a gear or two to take some of the stress off the brakes.

Check brake pads to make sure they are in good shape and check brake fluid to make sure it isn’t old or contains contaminants.

Engine Oil & Coolant

Before a long, hot trip, check your coolant level. A low level could lead to engine overheating which could add more rest time to your trip than wanted.

It may also be smart to replace engine oil in the hot weather. Switching to a higher viscosity oil could also help protect your engine during high temperatures.

Tires

Hot weather trucking can cause tires to wear out faster. You may experience more flat tires due to air loss, or tire blowouts because heat wears down on the integrity of the tire.

To prevent tire troubles and overheating, make sure you have the proper air pressure in tires to help regulate the tires’ temperature.

Protect Yourself from the Sun

The sun can be deadly, but it can also cause some unwanted side effects. If you’re traveling for long bouts of time, be sure to wear sunscreen to prevent burns (especially on nice days when their windows are down).

Keep plenty of water around to keep you hydrated and to help you stay cool during long trips.

Expect more traffic, Longer Trips

In the summertime, many children and teachers are out of school, families are taking off work for vacations, and more road construction is taking place.

All of these factors can lead to increased traffic and congestion. Traffic isn’t just annoying, it’s costly.

According to the Texas Transportation Institute (TTI), traffic congestion in America creates a $78 billion annual drain on the U.S. economy, in the form of 4.2 billion lost hours and 2.9 billion gallons of wasted fuel.

That means shippers, receivers, and drivers alike can expect longer transit times in the hot weather months, especially routes to the beach or toward recreational areas.

Severe Weather

It’s not just winter that brings harsh weather conditions. Another major factor that affects drivers in the hot weather months is severe weather.

Along with high temperatures come thunderstorms, tornadoes, hurricanes, and dry spells. Heavy rain, lightning, and wind can slow transit time significantly. Rain brings flooding and decreased visibility, lightning and wind can mean downed trees and power lines, and many bridges impose wind restrictions to keep tractor trailers and other large vehicles safe.

Radar weather apps and real-time weather alerts can help you plan your routes around potential severe weather threats.

Staying Cool While Hot Weather Trucking

Staying cool and safe is a top priority when hauling in hot, hot heat. We hope our tips were useful and help those that aren’t behind the wheel day to day to understand the process of hot weather trucking.

 

Source: Trinity