TSD Logistics has provided outstanding bulk transportation services to the tire and rubber industry for more than 30 years. In 1984, we designed and built the original carbon black hopper trailer. This was the first over-the-road trailer with a railcar configuration designed to match the unloading systems at tire companies. This revolutionary design is still used today to haul raw materials into tire plants and custom rubber mixers throughout the U.S., Canada and Mexico.
In 2015, we hauled more than 18,000 loads, with nearly 10,000 of those loads being carbon black and silica for the tire and rubber industry (a total of more than 400 million pounds). We offer a team of highly experienced carbon black professionals, specialized equipment and skilled drivers to meet your specific needs. In addition, we are the only company that provides bulk, truckload, transload and warehouse carbon black solutions.
As part of our commitment to delivering excellence, TSD Logistics began updating our fleet with new trailers in 2015. We see this as an investment in helping to ensure safety and efficiency while reducing down time. We will continue to expand our fleet to accommodate growth in over-the-road carbon black transportation.
Since 1994, we have also hauled silica in dedicated hopper trailers. We began hauling silica in pneumatic trailers in 2015 to customers in need of pneumatic technology to unload at their plants.