About Us

Tennant Truck Lines, Inc. (TTL) is an open deck carrier that services the Mid-Atlantic, Southeast, and Midwest regions of the country. We have full terminals currently located in Moline, Illinois; Augusta, Georgia; and Baltimore, Maryland. We have drop yards in Grand Island, NE and Valley City, ND as well as drop trailers at many customer locations around the country. These operating centers allow TTL to effectively service our customers and traffic lanes with pride, safety and quality service. Since 1946, we have been an industry leader in transportation and will continue to lead the pack by meeting and exceeding customer requests.

Tennant Truck Lines is a transportation leader that other companies strive to imitate. Our leadership is demonstrated by of very well versed team of professionals. This management team is continuously improving and conquering the challenges our industry is dealt. Our service professionals participate in continued industry education, the latest technology and real world trucking experience. This is what enables us to drive transportation solutions over and above our competitors.

We have a mixed fleet of both company owned equipment and permanent lease owner operators. We have a variety of trailer types, from vans to eight axle units, all company owned. Low driver turnover and many years of experience offer a higher class of service, which has come to be expected of TTL. Our truck fleet includes over 250 company owned and operated power units that are on average less than 2 years old. We also partner with over 75 permanently leased owner-operators. These drivers and owner-operators (O-O) have sought success at Tennant Truck Lines and take pride in knowing they are the best of the professional drivers on the road today. The pride and trust in our drivers and O-O’s is made possible by following the strictest hiring standards in the industry today. Steady, controlled growth is made possible by the desire of our professional drivers and O-O’s who understand pride in excellence and safety which is rewarded by grand earning potential.

The trailer fleet which also averages less than 2 years of age is comprised of a variety of trailer types. These trailers include, but are not limited to (115) Duraplate vans, (70) 53′ Transcraft step decks, (50) removable gooseneck trailers, and (65) 53′ flatbeds. These trailer types may be pooled at customer facilities for loading on demand. We have a fleet of specialized equipment to meet today’s need for transporting over-dimensional shipments. TTL’s fleet of specialized removable gooseneck trailers include 6 axle units capable of transporting up to 70,000 pounds of non-divisible cargo and an 8 axle unit that can transport 100,000 pounds of cargo in most states. The specialized fleet also contains an extendable removable gooseneck trailer that extends to over 50′ in the well. We have a rolling bunk to bridge with a span created by the extension so your roll on / roll off cargo is never in risk of damage.

Customer service is what Tennant Truck Lines, Inc. was built on, and we continue to take pride in our on-time pickup and delivery service. Ninety percent of our current drivers are approved through Homeland Security’s TWIC program to ensure compliant entrance and exit to United State’s port locations. We have also implemented storage yards in proximity to both the Port of Baltimore and Port of Savannah to meet peek shipping requirements. TTL will also offer drayage service from our location into the port terminals.

Load brokerage and warehouse services compliment TTL’s asset based trucking company. These services are offered with the same passion and level of service as the flagship trucking company. Again, technology such as EDI capability and our sophisticated computer system add value to Tennant Truck Lines service capabilities.

We would greatly appreciate the opportunity to work with your company. Tennant Truck Lines can guarantee SAFE, RELIABLE, COST EFFECTIVE service for all of your “High and Heavy” needs.