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Owners Rick Sauers, left, and Jim Lucey, right.
ETI (Allentown, PA) was founded in 1977 as a “hot shot” delivery service to handle emergency, same day pick ups and deliveries. Our fleet consisted of 2 leased vans and our facility was in the basement of one of the owners. We had no experience in the “trucking business”, no ICC/PUC authority, no customers…
What we did have was the heartfelt belief that a company who provided excellent service for a reasonable price would find success in any marketplace.
Our founders came from a purchasing background for a large manufacturing company. In dealing with hundreds of vendors daily, they realized the value of choosing reliable partners who could be counted on to help them accomplish their jobs. They set out to become that kind of partner and found a ready audience of customers who needed their service.
We did acquire those ICC/PUC rights, we got our experience one day at a time, we added services based on customer requests, and we grew to become a leader in the expedited transportation field. Today we operate out of a 24,000 square foot facility in Allentown, Pa., with over 50 vehicles and 75 dedicated employees.
In addition to same day emergency shipments anywhere, we also provide air freight and ocean freight service daily to all major airports and piers in the New York, New Jersey, and Philadelphia markets with service to northern New Jersey and eastern Pennsylvania.
We are a U.S. Customs bonded carrier, FAA approved, TSA compliant and have full regulatory authority from the ICC and DOT. All of our CDL drivers are Hazmat certified. We handle shipments from 1lb to 50,000 lbs and our fleet includes vans, straight trucks, tractor trailers, temperature controlled vehicles, roller-beds, flat-beds, lift gates, etc. We also do short term warehousing and distribution services.
What hasn’t changed in all these years is our unyielding dedication to customer service. Try us once and you’ll see why hundreds of our customers rely on ETI for all their critical transportation needs.