Tennant Truck Lines growth leads to new Quad Cities headquarters

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Tennant Truck Lines, Inc., which began with one truck and trailer to haul hogs, has grown to 184 trucks, 400 trailers and 210 employees. The expansion will enable the company to add 35 more trucks and 50 new jobs.

Aaron Tennant

Aaron Tennant, president of Tennant Truck Lines, Inc.

“We are thrilled with the new facility and all the enhancements we were able to add in the building for the business and our employees who will facilitate Tennant’s future growth,” said Aaron Tennant, president of Tennant Truck Lines, Inc.

Tennant Truck Lines, Inc., has moved out of the family farm house and into a $3.4 million, 17,500 square-foot facility to meet increased demand for freight transportation.

Tennant Truck Lines, Inc., which began with one truck and trailer to haul hogs, has grown to 184 trucks, 400 trailers and 210 employees. The expansion will enable the company to add 35 more trucks and 50 new jobs.

“We are thrilled with the new facility and all the enhancements we were able to add in the building for the business and our employees who will facilitate Tennant’s future growth,” said Aaron Tennant, president of Tennant Truck Lines, Inc. “This is an exciting moment for our company and I will continue to ensure Tennant Truck Lines remains the safest, most reliable, most cost efficient machinery hauler on the road.”

Tennant Truck Lines, Inc., is committed to demonstrating capability and commitment to transportation leadership. Tennant’s ongoing efforts include:

  •     Integrating the latest GPS technology into the trucks for increased communication, cost savings and safety capabilities for drivers.
  •     Dedicating efforts to create innovative driver recruitment and retention tactics that instill pride and respect among employees – a challenging task in a driver shortage climate and competitive industry.
  •     Developing customer betterment solutions, such as load consolidation centers that improve customer operational and traffic efficiencies, while increasing revenue for both parties.

Tennant Trucking Lines, Inc., established in 1946, is a third generation family-owned open deck carrier business headquartered in Colona, Ill., serving the Mid-Atlantic, Southeast and Midwest Regions. The company transports for customers including: manufacturing, agriculture and steel companies.

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