March 18, 2019

Stevens Transport purchases $165 million in new equipment


Stevens Transport, the largest refrigerated trucking company in Texas and a leading multi-modal, temperature-controlled freight carrier in North America, has purchased $165 million in new equipment for 2019.

A total of 1,600 new trucks and trailers will be delivered throughout the year. Stevens Transport is fully committed to having the safest, most cutting-edge equipment on the road to continually better serve its customers and enhance the lives of its drivers.

The new equipment purchase of 950 automatic trucks includes: 500 Kenworth T680s, 250 Peterbilt 579s and 200 Freightliner Cascadias. The 650 new trailers include: 450 Utility Trailer Manufacturing 3000Rs and 200 Pneumatic Trailers for Stevens Tanker Division.

In addition, 500 Thermo King units and 750 auxiliary power units have been ordered. The equipment will be delivered and distributed throughout 2019 and will cycle out and replace approximately 25% of the current fleet.

“We set the highest standards for maintaining the newest fleet on the road as we transport meat, produce and other refrigerated commodities to our customers,” said Clay Aaron, president of Stevens Transport. “Having the newest, state-of-the-art equipment increases our already impeccable reputation for reliability and on-time delivery as it reduces the incidence of breakdowns, as well as optimizes fuel efficiency.”

Stevens Transport’s mission is to hire and retain top-quality drivers and to provide them with the safest, best equipment on the market with cutting-edge technology.

“Our drivers are our most valuable asset and are integral to our success with our customers,” said Aaron. “We take great pride in providing them with brand new equipment and appreciate their dedication to our company.”

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Originally appeared in Refrigerated Transporter.