For over 70 years Peters Brothers has been hauling freight from livestock in the 1950s to refrigerated loads hauling food coast to coast. They are a family owned company that started with Brothers George and William Peters in Lenhartsville, Pennsylvania to George’s son Gerald Peters, and now Gerald’s nephew Brian.
Today, Brian manages 72 trucks, 120 freezer trailers, and 85 employees from the company’s original Pennsylvania headquarters and a second Wisconsin terminal. They provide both LTL service and Truckload coast-to-coast transportation of frozen, dry, and fresh products. They also offer on-site refrigerated cross docks and warehouses to ensure products are fresh when delivered. Just started a triaxle division this year and I am sure more to come!
00:00 – Intro
2:23 – Peters Brothers over 70 years
6:21 – Dispatching in the 90’s to CEO pros/cons
9:47 – Trucking recession, Yellow closing, driver turnover
14:50 – How to Grow in Todays Market
16:47 – Insurance Captive and how it made us Safer
25:31 – Vehicle turnover management
29:20 – Suing Govt over CARB Emissions Rules
38:35 – Does EV semi trucks still intrigue you?
41:08 – Future trucking safety tech and automation
44:06 – Why should drivers work for Peters Brother Trucking?
45:29 – Outro