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Continental Express Takes First Step Toward Future of Transportation
On November 16th the electronic automaker, Tesla, Inc. announced production of its new fully electric Class 8 Tractor. In anticipation of this event, Continental Express has placed a reservation with Tesla and is expecting to receive its first Class 8 tractor in 2019. The new Class 8 tractor is expected change the transportation industry much like home computers and cell phones have changed our daily lives over the past 20 years. For starters, the truck is 100% electric, so, not only is it cleaner but it is also more efficient. Since the truck lacks a combustible engine, transmission, and emission systems, it automatically has fewer moving parts and therefore requires less maintenance. In addition, Tesla guarantees the electronic drivetrain of the truck to last 1 million miles.
What is more, even though there is nothing under the hood except for storage, it has the capability to easily pull 80,000 pounds. As a matter of fact, the Class 8 can pull 80,000 pounds at 65 mph up a 5% grade. Fully loaded, it can also accelerate from 0 – 60 in 20 seconds, and 0 – 60 in 5 seconds unloaded. The truck is powered by 4 electronic motors at each wheel and has a range of 500 miles per charge. Nevertheless, Tesla has designed the brakes of the truck to also act as generators and assures that the truck can completely regenerate a full charge in 30 minutes while a driver is taking a break or at a shipper or receiver.
Inside the cab is no less impressive than its outward capabilities and appearance. In the Class 8, Tesla has placed the driver in the middle of the cab with full view of the road. Cameras replace the mirrors of the truck which display their feed on two touch screens located on each side of the steering wheel that also act as the truck’s instrument panels and communication system. The truck also has many “smart” features. To start with, it is capable of integrating with a company’s fleet management system that supports the routing, tracking, and load scheduling for the truck. The truck’s “Driver Assist Technology” maintains lane control, following distance, and can sense if the driver falls asleep or becomes unresponsive, thereby, maintaining lane control and slowing the truck to a safe stop. If that wasn’t enough, the tractor’s safety system has a feature to prevent jackknifes by automatically adjusting the torque to each wheel.
With the features and benefits the Class 8 tractor provides, it seems that it is a matter of time before large portions of the transportation industry starts using electronic vehicles in their fleets. Continental Express is excited to be one of the first to take a step towards the future of our industry.
Continental Express Hits "Top 25 Refrigerated Trucking Companies" list
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Continental Express Susan G Komen Pink Truck Officially Hit the Road on Monday 07/25/16
SIDNEY,OH - Continental Express unveiled a brand new 2016 pink Susan G Komen Freightliner truck last fall in honor of numerous employees who have fought and survived cancer.
SIDNEY ? Continental Express Inc. honored two of its drivers Saturday (09/13/14) for achieving career milestones.
Addressing the drivers were speakers Brent Phelan, with Phelan Insurance, who spoke about CSA scores; Mike Blackburn, with the Public Utilities Commission, who spoke about distracted and defensive driving; and Christopher Ritter, with Mobileye Technology, who spoke about collision-avoidance systems for trucks.
Following the meeting, there were a meal and a raffle of gifts donated by Continental customers and vendors.
Continental Express Inc. is a refrigerated freight carrier serving primarily the Midwest, Southeast and Southwest and has been in business for more than 30 years. The corporate office is based in Sidney and there are terminals located in Louisville, Kentucky; Danville, Virginia; Gaffney, South Carolina; Fort Worth, Texas; and Sidney. Continental operates with 350 trucks, 750 trailers, and employs 475 people. They believe that safety, service and communication are the keys to running an efficient and successful business.
Continental Express Named Elite Carrier of the Year for Aramada/McDoanlds
Continental is excited to announce that it has been awarded the 2013 Elite Carrier of the Year by Armada/McDonalds. The safe, timely deliveries and great customer service provided by the entire CE team has not gone unnoticed. Russell Gottemoeller, President of Continental Express, would like to thank each driver, mechanic and office staff for his or her continued hard work and effort throughout the entire year. Superior customer service is a direct result of an exceptional team. Mr. Gottemoeller would also like to thank the Armada/McDonalds for their partnership with Continental. The company strives each and every day to build lasting business relationships that are beneficial to all parties involved. Congratulations CE!
Continental Express Breaks Ground on New Fort-Worth Terminal.
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Effective April 1, 2014, Henry Mancha will take the position of Operations Manager of the Fort Worth, TX terminal. Please join me in congratulating Henry Mancha on his promotion to Operations Manager. Henry joined Continental in January 2014 as a Fleet Planner in our Fort Worth, TX terminal under the direction of Rick Duncan, Terminal Manager. In a very brief period of time it has become apparent that the skills Henry brings to CEI are ideally suited for the strategic growth planned at our Fort Worth, TX terminal. All drivers, mechanics, and office staff will report directly to Henry.
Henry comes to CEI with a wealth of industry experience. Henry worked for Arnold Transportation for 10 years and was Vice President of Operations until 2009. Shortly after leaving Arnold, Henry became Transportation Manager for Southern Counties Express, a southern California based transportation firm that started operations in Texas in 2010. Henry also worked for Xtra lease in the late 90s and therefore comes to CEI with a broad understanding of our industry. We have already seen great contribution from Henry and we look forward to his assistance as we grow into our new terminal in Fort Worth. Please congratulate Henry when you see him. Henry may be reached at 817-744-7906 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
CEI began operations in Fort Worth, TX April 1, 2013 following the purchase of Ranger Refrigerated. CEI just broke ground this month on a new terminal located at 4601 Blue Mount Road, Fort Worth, TX 76106. CEI is currently operating out of the Americold cold storage facility located at 1313 Samuels Avenue, Fort Worth, TX 76102. Our ability to grow by number of trucks has been limited due to space constraints; however, construction is expected to be completed at our new terminal during third quarter 2014. The terminal will be located on 6 acres, will have a 4 bay maintenance facility, a washout, administrative offices, a greatly expanded parking area, and room for further expansion.
Continental Express Named Carrier of the Year for Hillshire Brands!
Continental is excited to announce that it has been awarded the 2013 Carrier of the Year by Hillshire Brands. The safe, timely deliveries and great customer service provided by the entire CE team has not gone unnoticed. Russell Gottemoeller, President of Continental Express, would like to thank each driver, mechanic and office staff for his or her continued hard work and effort throughout the entire year. Superior customer service is a direct result of an exceptional team. Mr. Gottemoeller would also like to thank the Hillshire Brands for their partnership with Continental. The company strives each and every day to build lasting business relationships that are beneficial to all parties involved. Congratulations CE!
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Continental Express, Inc. Acquires Ranger Refrigerated
Continental Express, Inc. has announced the acquisition of Ranger Refrigerated Express Corporation for an undisclosed sum on April 1, 2013. Ranger Refrigerated is based in Fort Worth, Texas and serves primarily the Texas market. Continental Express, Inc. is a national refrigerated logistics company based in Sidney, OH. The new Fort Worth location will join Continental?s current terminals in Sidney, Ohio; Gaffney, South Carolina; Danville, Virginia; and Louisville, Kentucky.
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Continental Express Inc., 10450 State Route 47, held its annual safety meeting for employees Sept. 15 at its Sidney terminal.
Drivers were addressed by Mike Wilson, Ohio Motor Carrier Enforcement supervisor, who spoke about ways to improve highway safety and avoid violations while the drivers are on the job.
The highlight of the meeting was the recognition of three milestones. Jeff Tedder, a 16-year veteran with the company, received an award for traveling 2 million consecutive miles without an accident. David Wolford, an eight-year veteran, and Terrence Rose, a 16-year veteran, received awards for traveling 1 million consecutive miles without an accident. Each driver received either a trip to Las Vegas or a cruise to the Bahamas, along with a cash gift.
Continental Express Inc. is a refrigerated freight carrier that serves primarily the Midwest and Southeast through its four terminals, 272 trucks and 550 trailers. Continental employs 400 people and has terminals throughout the Midwest and Southeast.