Custom East dump trailers lead to Page Trucking’s success

Oct. 27, 2015
Page Trucking’s commitment to keeping the wheels on the road for its customers while preserving its drivers’ family life is the force behind decisions they make for their bulk trucking solutions fleet.

Page Trucking’s commitment to keeping the wheels on the road for its customers while preserving its drivers’ family life is the force behind decisions they make for their bulk trucking solutions fleet.

Specializing in agriculture, industrial and environmental cleanup, Page Trucking can haul any bulk commodity in North America from its numerous U.S. locations. Dan Titus, President, attributes the fleet’s success to its dedicated owner operators combined with its diverse, well maintained fleet of equipment, which includes its ability to build custom trailers for its customers’ hauling needs.

“From the raw materials through the byproducts, we haul the entire supply chain for our customers,” explains Titus. These customers are the largest producers in the lead, steel and aluminum industries. In the supply chain, Page Trucking starts by hauling raw materials in for production, then hauls the finished product out and completes the cycle by hauling the byproducts through recycling and final landfill or processing.

Page Trucking, headquartered in Weedsport, NY, boasts that its owner operators are the “cream of the crop” within the bulk transport industry. Its owner operators along with the right equipment, customized to a fine-tuned spec by East Manufacturing, have enabled Page Trucking to become the largest fleet in this highly specialized bulk segment.

The bulk hauler’s very unique applications require an equally unique trailer – one designed to work with all aspects of the supply chain. East has customized a dump trailer to do just that. It is engineered with reinforced flooring, specifically configured for multiple use and additional stiffness added to side walls – all light weighted for strength. East aluminum dump trailers are manufactured with the ideal balance of strength and weight to provide maximum payload without compromising strength.

The specially-designed dump trailer, typically 39' long with 5' tall side walls, uses highquality aluminum, which improves resale value and keeps Page Trucking’s trailers looking good. Because Page Trucking owner operators take pride in their equipment’s appearance, they like the smooth-sided Genesis side walls that are easier to clean and do not show dents from the inside. And, the trailers have superior dump stability, giving drivers more confidence.

Page Trucking was established in 1977 on the family farm by Titus’ father, Keith, who designed the original dump trailer with East. After his father’s death in 1999, his mother, Debbie kept the fleet afloat through an economic downturn. She understood the value of the business and put everything on the line, which allowed Titus and his sister, Piper, to purchase the fleet in 2012. Coming from seven generations of farmers, Dan and Piper refine the spec hand-in-hand with East. “Technology has improved over the years but the base concept still remains strong,” added Titus.

Titus credits his owner operators with providing feedback to improve their unique dump trailer. “Because 92 percent of our drivers are owner operators, these specialized trailers are important to their livelihood. Our guys are dedicated to providing feedback from the field when it can improve their jobs and our fleet,” said Titus. With typical annual orders between 20 to 50 trailers, Page Trucking applies that feedback to new generation equipment.
Titus noted that Page Trucking aligns itself with vendors like East because of their similar values – those who pride themselves on quality versus quantity and size. Reliability influences Page Trucking to continue to specify its customized East trailer today.

“East understands that every trailer is important to us,” said Titus. “So they make sure every trailer coming off their line is correct, and still delivered in the required timeframe. They are competing with huge companies to be the best. They deliver great quality whether they’re producing one trailer or 100.”

Dedication to its customers is paramount with Page Trucking. In addition to its owner operators’ commitment to timely deliveries, Titus attributes the dependability and reliability to the long service life of the East equipment. East’s quality reduces downtime, which not only keeps the fleet’s owner operators on the road more, but keeps costs down as well.

Page Trucking has implemented an advanced, rigorous preventive maintenance program that ensures that both trailers and tractors are safe and capable of meeting the requirements of every shipment. The program allows owner operators more uptime.

According to Titus, there is a common theme between Page, its owner operators and East; “All three of us are dedicated to customer service and deliver a quality product that’s better than the competitors.”

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