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Transport America Renovates Ohio Support Center to Upgrade Driver Comfort

2006-10-13 12:27:25

North Jackson, Ohio - After nearly a year of planning and construction, renovations are now complete at Transport America's support center in North Jackson, Ohio, improving the comfort and convenience of the 200 plus drivers domiciled at the facility. The expansion and renovations at the North Jackson support center complete a series of improvements Transport America has recently made to all of its major support centers.

Upon pulling up to the facility, drivers will immediately notice more places to park their trucks and rest between trips. By purchasing eight acres of adjacent property and converting it into parking space, Transport America nearly doubled the facility's parking capacity. The support center now accommodates 140 trailers and up to 100 tractors.

The North Jackson support center is one of the company's seven support centers around the country with full-service maintenance facilities for Transport America's tractors and trailers, as well as those of its owner operators. These facilities were also updated during the renovation, and two service bays were added as well.

Indoors, the two-story building, which is more than 20 years old, was completely refurbished. Showers, private lavatories and laundry facilities were updated and expanded to accommodate more drivers. Additions to the building include a new recreation room for drivers, complete with a 42-inch plasma TV, and a new wing of office space for support center personnel.

Transport America unveiled the center during a ribbon cutting on October 10. Among those in attendance were representatives from the mayor's office and other local government officials, staff members of the facility's architecture firm, Transport America CEO Mike Paxton and COO Keith Klein.

"Our drivers' comfort is a big deal to us. We know our support centers are like second homes for our drivers, and we want them to feel as comfortable at our support centers as possible," Paxton said. According to the North Jackson, Ohio, support center manager Marjorie Plant, drivers are very pleased and impressed with the upgrades.

About Transport America

In operation since 1984, Transport America provides a variety of truckload freight carriage and logistics services. Its team of dedicated professionals, supported by advanced technology and information systems, provides time-definite and other responsive services to customers in the United States and Canada. Learn more about Transport America by calling 866-804-9222 or at www.transportamerica.com.