July 2015 – Refrigerated LTL carrier Kool Pak°® is rolling out a fleet of new 2015 Volvo trucks to their Owner-Operators. Kool Pak° purchased the trucks and leases them to independent Owner-Operator drivers who own their own businesses and supplement the Kool Pak° team of drivers. Safely transporting frozen and chilled food products requires reliable equipment to protect shipments throughout the distribution process, especially during summer months. The purchase of the Volvo trucks eliminated the high operation and maintenance costs of the 2011 fleet of trucks, while also preventing breakdowns, unnecessary down time, financial hardship and potential customer service issues.
Kool Pak° is proud to partner with their Owner-Operators to ensure they are profitable and provide exceptional transportation services. Owner-Operators expand the company’s fleet capacity to consistently meet the temperature-controlled transportation needs of customers across the U.S. With the truck lease program, Owner-Operators have improved mileage, as well as full service maintenance agreements and no additional bills to pay. Notes CEO Steve Ness, “We are committed to taking care of our dedicated Owner-Operators as well as our employees. We treat everyone as family.” That sentiment is shared by long-time Owner-Operator, Ron Langley, who adds, “there is so much less stress with these new Volvo trucks; no repair bills, everything is covered from the drive train to lightbulbs. There is room to move around, plus we are getting great fuel mileage. I couldn’t be happier. Kool Pak° opens every door of opportunity for drivers to succeed.”