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TTE celebrates 40 years of safe service

Sept. 29, 2023
J.J. Isbell founded the Texas-based fuel hauler in 1983 with ‘faith, family, and hard work’ as the company’s rock-solid foundation

Texas TransEastern (TTE) is marking 40 years in business this year.

Founded in 1983 with two trucks and a handful of employees, the Pasadena, Texas-based tank truck carrier now services more than six states and employs more than 550 dedicated and hard-working team members.

“In the early days, we were doing anything we could to keep it going and make it successful,” J.J. Isbell, TTE founder and president, said in a news release.

“I couldn’t have dreamed our company would look like this today.”

TTE was founded on faith, family, and hard work, Isbell said. It became the company it is today because of its many dedicated team members and valued customers. Now the company is looking back on where it started as it celebrates the 40-year milestone.

“TTE has stood for so long because of our focus on safety, conducting business with high ethics, and taking great care of our people,” Isbell said.

“More than anything, our employees are family.”

Together, the TTE family has withstood the test of time, prevailing through natural disasters, fuel supply shortages, a pandemic, and multiple economic downturns.

“No matter what’s going on in the world around us, our team always steps up to the plate,” Isbell explained. “We call it the TTE family for a reason. You can’t fake that type of environment or commit to it when it’s convenient.

“The only way to prove that you care is through your actions.”

A solid foundation has helped TTE garner some of the fueling industry’s top achievements. It has received many awards throughout the years, including Carrier of the Year awards and numerous safety awards from state trucking associations, the company said.

“I could not be prouder of the company TTE is today,” Isbell concluded. “I look forward to the years ahead and know there are big things in store for TTE.”

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