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Oakley Transport food grade transporter opens new terminal in Elizabethtown, Pa.


Monday, May 15, 2017
by THE TRUCKER NEWS SERVICES

Founded in 1986 and headquartered in Lake Wales, Florida, Oakley Transport has established itself as a leader in the liquid, food grade transportation sector with the synergies of complementary logistic services. (Courtesy: OAKLEY)
Founded in 1986 and headquartered in Lake Wales, Florida, Oakley Transport has established itself as a leader in the liquid, food grade transportation sector with the synergies of complementary logistic services. (Courtesy: OAKLEY)

LAKE WALES, FLORIDA — Oakley Transport Inc., a leader in the liquid, food grade transportation sector, has opened its newest terminal in Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania. 

The new hub, which opened May, 15, is located at the existing Elizabethtown Quala wash. 

“Safety and quality are the cornerstones of our business, that’s why our partnership with Quala works so well,” Thomas E. Oakley, founder and owner of Oakley Transport Inc. said.

“Five of our 10 terminals throughout the United States now boast Quala truck washes, giving us the ability to quickly clean tank assets to a standard we trust, which results in better service for our customers.”

The additional terminal will also enable regional drivers to be home more often.

“There is a strong food-grade market in this area, particularly in sweeteners and oils,” said Zane Schwenk, Oakley Transport’s National Customer Service Manager. “The addition of our Pennsylvania terminal was requested by our customers looking for our services in the Northeast. We will continue to hire drivers in this area to accommodate the demand from our customers.”

The new terminal will also bring new jobs to Elizabethtown with a terminal manager, dispatchers and an increase in regional driver opportunities. Oakley Transport will be bringing between 30 power units and 50 tankers to the area with a plan for growth. 

“We are excited about our new hub in the Northeast region of the United States, this will be a solid anchor to our consistently strong business and allows us to continue to provide the best service to our customers while taking care of our Oakley drivers,” Schwenk said.  

Founded in 1986 and headquartered in Lake Wales, Florida, Oakley Transport has established itself as a leader in the liquid, food grade transportation sector with the synergies of complementary logistic services. The family owned and operated company enhances the customers' supply chain with over-the-road and dedicated transportation services in the United States, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean Islands. Oakley Transport prides itself in being an industry leader in the area of transportation, for quality, safety and driver appreciation.

For more information on the company and its services visit: www.oakleytransport.com  

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