Q Carriers Inc

By: Bubbajunk.com

This transportation company has been servicing carrier related needs since 1981 and has been moving freight cross-country with innovative business practices to stay ahead of industry demands and to ensure the highest quality service to customers. Q Carriers have temperature-controlled trailers to move both dry and refrigerated freight and 125 trucks on the road, servicing the Midwest to the South and Southeast. They are licensed carrier lines for 48 states and Canada.
 
The company has one of the best lease programs in the trucking industry, through Valley Ridge Leasing, which is affordable and includes attractive benefits that encourage success. The company leases both new and used models of Kenworth T2000, Freightliner Columbia, International 9400 Eagle Pro Sleeper and the Peterbilt 387. New late-model trucks are leased for 36 months, while used models for 6-36 months with an option to either purchase at the end of it or trade on newer equipment.

The company has a well-maintained fleet of late model trucks and 53-foot air ride trailers, all of which are three years old or newer, of which 150 trailers are refrigerated. Most outbound freight is refrigerated, while inbound freight is primarily dry goods. These vehicles have satellite communication, consistent weekly mileage, regular home time, an assigned fleet manager/dispatcher and fuel network for discounts as support for the drivers. The drivers are well looked after and compensated at competitive levels for their outstanding and efficient services which is what goes into the making of a great transportation company like Q Carriers; the fact that the company averaged $50,000 in wages last year is ample proof of how great driving with them is.

Q Carriers is a company with a difference as it has helped evolve trailer technology by calculating the return on investment in a system or technology as a science as they wanted to maximize efficiency levels through planning, a commitment to improving business processes and, where possible, integration with other business systems. For this, at the start of each New Year, the managers at Shakopee, Minn.-based Q Carriers conduct a S.W.O.T. analysis to assess the companyÂâ€Ã¢„¢s strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats – and in keeping with the companyÂâ€Ã¢„¢s business strategy, the focus is on identifying areas in the business where technology might be needed.