Savannah, GA,
07
June
2012
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06:27 PM
America/New_York

Jorquera Transporte SA

Summary


"We continually strive to meet the transportation requirements of our clients," says Victor Manuel Jorquera, owner of Jorquera Transporte SA. "While our team of transportation professionals constantly develops, optimizes and executes effective and efficient transport services, we couldn't meet our customers' needs without a reliable fleet. For platform trailers, the only real choice for us is Great Dane."

"We continually strive to meet the transportation requirements of our clients," says Victor Manuel Jorquera, owner of Jorquera Transporte SA. "While our team of transportation professionals constantly develops, optimizes and executes effective and efficient transport services, we couldn't meet our customers' needs without a reliable fleet. For platform trailers, the only real choice for us is Great Dane."

Founded in 1972 and headquartered in Los Angeles, Chile, Jorquera Transporte SA serves a range of clients throughout the South American country. Based in eight locations, the fleet is engaged in a variety of freight transport, cargo handling and warehousing services. The carrier hauls forest products, steel and building materials on a fleet of Great Dane flatbeds. Other parts of the operation handle dry, refrigerated and liquid freight, including fuel and chemicals, paper and food products.

"For platform trailers we have chosen to use Great Dane GPL aluminum/steel combination platform trailers," Jorquera relates. "Currently we have 21 of those trailers in our operation and we have ordered another 50 for delivery this year.

"We decided to buy the Great Dane flatbeds for a few reasons," Jorquera continues. "First and foremost is that Great Dane offers quality and durability in its equipment. In addition, Great Dane works closely with us to spec the systems and components we need to handle different types of freight for our customers. At the same time, Great Dane's experience in the U.S. and its excellent representation in Chile were part of that decision."

The Great Dane GPL aluminum/steel combination platform trailers at Jorquera Transporte are 47-ft models fitted with tridem axles especially for the Chilean market. The front axle on the configuration is set 95 inches ahead of the center axle to meet operating requirements for loads handled by the fleet. A mix of air ride and spring suspensions are specified as well so the carrier has alternatives depending on the service a customer requires.

"The GPL is the best choice for us because of the strength of its steel frame, front end and bulkhead, and rear impact guard, and the hauling capacity we have with its lighter weight aluminum components, including side and rub rails and flooring," Jorquera points out. "Additionally, the design of its heavy-duty outriggers means we can transfer weight from the side rails to the lower main beams."

Over the years, Jorquera Transporte SA has established itself as a leader in the freight transport market in Chile. The family-owned and operated company has grown steadily by establishing and maintaining close relationships with its customers.

"The professionalism throughout our operation comes from our people who believe strongly in providing excellent service to our customers at all times," Jorquera states. "One of the keys to our success is a foundation of providing quality service focused on customer satisfaction.

"A solid relationship with equipment suppliers is also essential to our ongoing growth and success," Jorquera adds. "Great Dane helps separate us from the competition and meet our customers' needs effectively and efficiently. In the future we plan to continue to expand our fleet with Great Dane trailers."

Global Reach
Great Dane's commitment to building superior products and fulfilling customer needs extends beyond North America, bringing the highest quality dry van, refrigerated and platform trailers to customers in Mexico and South America. The company's extensive dealer, service and parts distribution network includes dealers in Mexico and Colombia, and numerous locations in Chile.

Great Dane utilizes a network of company-owned branches, full-line independent dealers, and parts-only independent dealers as well as distribution points across North and South America to meet customer needs. All of the locations are fully supported by division offices in Savannah, Ga. and Chicago, Ill., as well as the company's seven manufacturing plants in the U.S. An eighth manufacturing facility is under construction in Statesboro, Ga., and is expected to begin production in April 2012.