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Bulkmatic, Bulk FR8 team up for pneumatic tank truck management

Jan. 16, 2020
Newly established joint venture Dry Bulk FR8 in Griffith IN to offer nationwide brokerage, logistics services for dry bulk shippers

Bulkmatic, a large North American dry bulk transporter, and Bulk FR8 LLC, a nationwide liquid bulk logistics and freight management service, say they are starting a joint venture to provide nationwide truckload capacity solutions for dry bulk shippers.  

The new company, Dry Bulk FR8, brings together industry leading expertise, technology, and safety-focused operations in the area of pneumatic tank truck management and brokerage. Dry Bulk FR8 will improve shippers’ ability to handle dry bulk supply chain challenges and provide access to capacity from a large base of tank truck carriers capable of handling dry bulk loads. 

“We’ve provided dry bulk trucking and rail transload services for more than 50 years,” said Chris Kravas, president of Bulkmatic. “We are happy to announce that we can now offer brokerage services by working with one of the best liquid bulk brokerages in the business and become a one-stop transportation solution for our customers.”

Dry Bulk FR8 is headquartered at Bulkmatic’s newly renovated corporate office in Griffith IN. Bulk FR8’s employees have relocated from Seattle WA to the new company’s location. 

“This is an exciting alliance because we share a similar customer service philosophy and company culture,” said Wayne Levinson, founder and president of Bulk FR8. “By combining our strong management team, advanced brokerage technology, and safety- focused processes with Bulkmatic’s expertise and capacity in dry bulk trucking, we will offer the dry bulk transportation market unparalleled service and rates.”

Founded in 1965, Bulkmatic is one of the largest dry bulk transportation companies in the nation, providing bulk trucking and rail logistics solutions for food companies, plastic manufacturers, and shippers of other bulk commodities.  A family-owned, privately held company based in Griffith, Indiana, Bulkmatic is an industry leader, setting the standard for safety, sanitization and driver satisfaction. With approximately 800 employees, Bulkmatic operates a fleet of over 500 tractors and 1,400 pneumatic dry bulk trailers located at terminals around the country. For more information, visit bulkmatic.com.

As a nationwide leader in liquid bulk logistics and freight management, Bulk FR8 LLC provides safe and innovative freight brokerage solutions for chemical companies across the United States and Canada. Based in Seattle, Bulk FR8 connects companies to a transportation base of more than 500 reliable tank truck carriers and intermodal partners with access to more than 50,000 tank trucks and ISO containers. Since 2011, Bulk FR8 has relied on its advanced technology, deep industry expertise, 24-hour dispatch center and a safety-focused culture to deliver expanded capacity, competitive rates and superior service. 

For more information about Dry Bulk FR8, visit www.DryBulkFR8.com.

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