Sunday, May 23, 2010
TOUR OF THE COMPANY YARDS
I had been asked to show some pictures of the company yards we stay at, so I thought I would start with the main yard in Spokane, WA first and then do follow up posts with some of the smaller yards as we pass through them on our travels. Trans System Inc, as it is officially known as, has several different divisions within it network of trucks: System Transport (flatbed and equipment heavy haul), TWT (reefer and heavy haul refrigerated), and JJ Williams (tanker & bulk). They also operate a driving school called DTS (driver training solutions). If you have been following Craig and I since we started our adventures in trucking, you also know that they had a Marine Division as well, which we started on back in 2006, which no longer exists.The company is family owned, and on the mornings we are there in the yard, I watch as Mr. Williams drives up at 7:30am sharp to start his day. What we like about this company, even though it is large, with over 1,000 company trucks, we have always been treated like family when interacting with anyone including Mr. Williams. They just renovated and added onto the main office area, which included a new driver's lounge, laundry and shower facilities. During the latest construction phase, they built a new truck and trailer shop with additional work bays. Around back of the shop area is the tire shop. This main yard is located off of I90 exit 272 and directly across from the Petro Truck Stop what was recently built within the last few years. I hope this pictorial satisfied the curiosity of those who asked about our yards, and I'll be sure to do another post in the future on some of the smaller yards that we visit on our travels.