HISTORY

…OF A DIVERSE COMPANY

Slider Image 1In 1998 the company purchased 31 acres of land off of Highway 68 in Greensboro to build a state of-the-art facility as the corporate headquarters of their operation. With construction completed in 1999, the three generations represented at Hilco Transport/Long Brothers expanded and diversified their services and coverage. It was at this time that Hilco Transport began hauling municipal solid waste. This division continues to grow as a major service offered to this day and provides waste transportation services to a broad range of industrial customers.

In 2003, Long Brothers and Hilco Transport transformed into two separate companies with Charles and Gurney operating Hilco and Charles’ daughter Wendi operating Long Brothers. Shortly after, the structure of Hilco Transport, Inc. would change forever as the Long family faced yet another tragic an untimely passing of Charles Long.

Hilco Transport forged on to diversify into the liquid propane business in 2005. Through dedication and hard work, the family has grown this division into being the third largest propane carrier in North Carolina. A few years later, construction would begin on a new facility in Kannapolis, North Carolina. Then in 2010, Lada Trucklines was acquired in Duncan, SC to further strengthen coverage and services.


 

EQUIPMENT

Hilco Transport, Inc. prides itself in using the best available equipment and technology. Our fleet of over 350 power units has been selected to provide dependable and economical service for our customers. Hilco Transport works closely with the manufacturer’s engineers to select engine/drive train and other components to optimize efficiency. Our late model fleet is comprised of Mack, Volvo and Kenworth trucks and is replaced on a five year schedule. Our stringent preventative maintenance schedules require that all equipment be serviced regularly and performed in-house by highly skilled, certified Class A mechanics.

TECHNOLOGY

Hilco continuously researches technology that will make our operations more efficient and reduce cost in every area possible. Our partnership with TMW Systems and PeopleNet has strengthened our operations and accounting functions and streamlined the management of our fleet utilization and safety.