Highway Transport not only celebrates National Truck Driver Appreciation Week but also began expansion into a new market: Pittsburgh, PA. Chemical tanker drivers are an elite class of drivers with a very unique set of skills. They are very committed to safety, very knowledgeable about chemicals.

“They are everyday heroes with the deepest commitment to safety. Plus, our drivers really shine…literally and figuratively,” says Greg Watkins, CEO of Highway Transport Logistics, Inc.

Greg Watkins, CEO

“Our driving fleet is eye-popping. We have one of the cleanest and most well-maintained truck fleets on the road. Our shops are staffed with top mechanics and tank wash professionals.”

Chemical Tanker Drivers

Knoxville Chemical Tanker Driver Dexter Ratliff poses in front of the tanker unit he drives delivering specialty chemicals. Dexter also trains drivers in the details of delivering specialty chemicals also referred to as “fine chemicals'”

With an intense focus on safety and a 70 year legacy, Highway Transport moves into the Pittsburgh, PA market with an eye on recruiting top talent.

Driver Trainer Todd Schrebe after putting our new unit in the staging area.

Todd Schrebe is a driver + a driver trainer

“It’s not just trucking.” adds Watkins, “Highway Transport jobs require understanding the finer details of specialty chemicals and logistics. The Pittsburgh area workforce has a reputation for professionalism and the mindful approach needed for the type of work we do.” adds Watkins “Pittsburgh has been evolving since the 2008 recession. The region is undergoing a renaissance, and Highway Transport Chemical wants to be a part of that new business model, that spirit of growth.”

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“The skills of our chemical tanker drivers make Highway Transport Chemical drivers stand out among drivers in the trucking industry. Pittsburgh workers stand out above other areas of the country.”

Mechanic in #Chattanooga shop

#Mechanic Richard Collins in Highway Transport Chemical’s #Chattanooga shop

Throughout National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, Highway Transport drivers enjoy cookouts and gifts at all facilities nationwide on Thursday, September 15th. Employees receive a variety of gifts: travel mugs, collectible hat pins, and a stylus ink pens for use on mobile devices.
Highway Transport Chemical currently has a presence in the following U.S. cities:
Knoxville, TN
Chattanooga, TN
LaPorte, TX
Freeport, TX
Garland, TX
McDonough, GA
Croydon, PA
Florence, KY
Joliet, IL
Wyandotte, MI
Geismar, LA

According to American Trucking Associations, “Our nation’s professional truck drivers literally deliver for America every day. We’re happy to take this week to recognize their hard work during National Truck Driver Appreciation Week.”


Highway Transport Joliet During NTDAW

At Highway Transport’s Joliet terminal site, drivers from all companies get treated to a free lunch Monday thru Friday for Truck Driver Appreciation Week. Since there are 5 different companies on site, each company picks a day of the week for their respective cookout and everyone eats a catered lunch all week.



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