Celebrating Our 40th Anniversary | 2021 | Trailer Transit Inc.

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CELEBRATING 40 YEARS IN BUSINESS

Power Only Transportation In The Continental United States & Canada

For the past 40 years, Trailer Transit, Inc. has been the leader in power only transportation across North America, covering the continental United States and Canada.

Keep scrolling to see how we began, learn some fun facts about our first unit number driver, and see the exciting things we’ve hauled over the years. 

If you like what you see, be sure to click here to apply to join our team and begin your exciting career with Trailer Transit, Inc.

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WHAT LIFE WAS LIKE THE YEAR WE BEGAN
FUN FACTS ABOUT 1981

Cost of New Home: $83,000

Median Household Income: $19,074

Cost of a Gallon of Gas: $1.38

Billboard #1 Song: Bette Davis Eyes - Kim Carnes

Top Selling Album: Back in Black - AC/DC

Top Box Office Movie: Raiders of the Lost Ark

Ronald Reagan Inaugurated as the 40th President

Robert Crippen & John Young Orbit Earth 36x on Columbia

MTV Debuts - Plays “Video Killed the Radio Star”

A LOOK AT WHAT WE'VE HAULED OVER THE YEARS

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Our History

1981
1981

September

Trailer Transit, Inc. is incorporated in the state of Indiana by CEO, Brian R. Busch, Sr.

1983
1983

March

Sister company, Power Express, Inc. of Oklahoma, incorporates.

1984
1984

August

Sister company, Trailer Express, Inc. of Pennsylvania, incorporates.

1987
1987

August 2

500th unit is leased to Trailer Transit, Inc.

1990
1990

August 3

Trailer Express, Inc. merges with Trailer Transit, Inc. and Unit #828, a 1985 Peterbilt, is leased to Trailer Transit, Inc.—still here in 2021!

1993
1993

January

1,000th unit is leased to Trailer Transit, Inc.

2002
2002

February

Power Express, Inc. merges with Trailer Transit, Inc.

2007
2007

July

1st Owner Operator of the Month Award is given to Unit #2393, Bob & Kitty.

2013
2013

February 2

3,000th unit is leased to Trailer Transit, Inc.

2014
2014

February 3

Brian R. Busch, Sr. passes away and wife, Marilyn Busch, becomes CEO/President.

2021
2021

January 2

Trailer Transit, Inc. celebrates 40 years in business!

REMEMBERING HAROLD - UNIT #101

Trailer Transit’s first unit number was 101. It was assigned to a fellow named Harold Reinbold. Wonder what he’s doing now? Well, though the original unit has been retired, Harold signed on a new truck and is running at TTI unit #306.

Harold began his transportation career hauling house trailers around 1967, a specialty which he says owns its own breed of problems. From house trailers Harold went to hauling travel trailers and conversion vans on flatbeds, three at a time, then came to Trailer Transit.

Harold never tires of driving. Oh, sure, there are times when he would like to be home when he isn’t, but Harold likes to drive. He especially enjoys the changing scenery and seasons. Harold has seen most of the East and a lot of the West, but his favorite stretch of highway is Route 8 through Wisconsin when the fall colors are in full swing.

One week every deer season, Harold and some of his buddies go hunting. Now, we’re talking about a tent here, group. None of this stay-in-a-hotel-because-it’s-cold-stuff. Harold likes being outdoors, surrounded by nature, and says he enjoys the camping and camaraderie more than the hunting.

We asked Harold for his views and advice on the owner/operator situation. He thinks there are several criterion for success:

  • Be willing to be away from home if the situation calls for it.
  • Keep your equipment in good working order. “Trucks are animals that can break up” and down-time can be more expensive than repairs.
  • Take the good with the bad – look at the picture as a whole, not bits and pieces.
  • Recognize that, “it’s a job…not a party or a picnic. You have to work at it to make any money. Run your truck as a business”.

Thanks Harold – it was a pleasure having you aboard!

Harold smiling in front of a Trailer Transit Inc. truck
Harold talking on the phone at the office.
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