Hines Trucking, Inc. has a variety of transportation equipment designed to maximize the load-carrying capacity of freight,
while at the same time facilitating quick loading and unloading.
Our chip-haul equipment includes
- 45-foot live floor trailers
- 48-foot and 50-foot drop center trailers
- 42-foot, 43-foot, and 45-foot chip vans
- Over 140 company trucks
Our trucks are equipped with mobile communications and tracking systems and electronic on-board recorders.
In our efforts to preserve the environment, we are able to average over 6 miles per gallon.
Most of our newer (since 2012) tractors have many state-of-the-art systems:
- VORAD with side object detection to help avoid collisions
- Roll stability with traction control system that automatically reduces engine power, applies engine brakes, tractor brakes
and/or trailer brakes when the vehicle is at risk of rolling over
- Electronic onboard recorders (EOBR)
- Emissions controls that produce exhausts cleaner than the air taken in!
Our chip haul trucks pioneered the industry with "super single" tires. Trailers have only 4 tires, instead of the
customary 8 tires. Tractors have 6 tires instead of the customary 10 tires. The reduced tire weight allows each load to
carry about two additional tons, and increases the miles per gallon fuel efficiency.
HTI operates two fuel sites at mills to assist drivers in fast and efficient refueling.