It’s always a glorious day when two entities join as one in the world of trucking. And what better union could there be than Hornady and Builder’s Transportation Co. (BTC)? The two companies have just made a merger happen as they both are flatbed hauling companies that transport necessary goods to and fro various places in the United States.
Who’s Hornady again?
Since their founding in 1925, Hornady has given transportation a great name by shipping steel and building materials all over the USA. They cover 48 states and are now provided a second terminal at BTC’s central headquarters also.
They actually are sibling companies, technically, of Daseke Inc. Daseke is actually the nation’s largest flatbed carrier. It makes sense that the two affiliates would merge, since it’s been known knowledge. In August of 2019, Daseke made the announcement of a total makeover. We’re talking about a full restructuring underway by consolidating some solo truck companies into one.
By merging, Hornady especially can use the assets BTC has to expand beyond it’s current freight mix. This includes the logistics behind moving freights full of steel, building materials and oil as well as the gas industry. Currently, Hornady has a fleet of 406 tractors and 605 flatbeds.
BTC will double that amount, probably.
BTC boasts about fifty-five years of service and stability. They offer their drivers $1,000 in Orientation Pay. They’ve also been able to double their TARP PAY to about $50. With starting pay of fifty cents per mile, BTC is a pretty decent company to work for. Who wouldn’t want to consider merging?
In my mind, a great merger means more money made for the business, higher wages for the general trucker on the job, and overall boosts. In efficiency. In morale! Definitely, in the handling of the cargo. Who are we, after all, if not servants to the legacy of our integrities? Hornady and BTC have seemingly answered that question well.