Supply-chain management is the integration of activities that occur
from the point of placement of orders to delivery of products and/or
services to customers.
As a chemical distributor, Interstate Chemical Company understands the
critical role of transportation in developing a successful
supply-chain management strategy. By owning and operating its own
fleet of tractor and trailers, Interstate Chemical Company is able to provide
just-in-time delivery and value-added flexibility often required
The company's diversified fleet of
tractor-trailer types is the link that connects the partnership between suppliers and
customers. Its fleet of equipment consists of variations in truck
styles that include day-cabs, tri-axles, and power units with sleepers.
In addition, trailer types vary among van boxes and cargo tankers. These
trailers are suited for
temperature-sensitive chemicals. Types of cargo tankers also vary in
size, compartmental options, insulation, linings, and types of
construction material (aluminum, stainless steel, and carbon steel)
suited for the product during transportation.
Interstate Chemical takes pride in the professionalism
of its drivers. A strict, selection criteria has been
established. Newly hired drivers must complete an orientation
session that includes in-cab training with a qualified driver-instructor,
defensive driving techniques, DOT hazardous material training, emergency
response procedures and general safety procedures. Continuous driver
monitoring, evaluating, and training is conducted throughout the
driver's employment at Interstate Chemical.