Since 1969, the heart of Affton has been our trucking operation. From a single truck, Affton Trucking has grown to a fleet of over 100 late-model, company-owned trucks specializing in intermodal and dedicated transportation, with the highest service standards in our industry. Affton serves importers, exporters, steamship lines and many of the area’s Fortune 500 companies. We also provide a specialized chassis fleet for heavier loads or multiple units.
100 Trucks. Affton Trucking features one of the most modern fleets in the intermodal industry, utilizing both day cab and sleeper units to serve our customers. Our day cab fleet is dedicated to local service surrounding St. Louis, MO, while our sleeper fleet is used for longer-distance moves. All units are equipped with @road tracking and communication devices and all units are 100 percent company-owned.
Chassis Fleet/Overweight Units. Affton Trucking maintains our own private fleet of intermodal chassis, to ensure your unit can be delivered on time. The fleet includes tri-axle units and anysizer chassis to service heavier payloads.
Professional Drivers. The Affton driver meets some of the most stringent qualifications in our industry. Following an extensive background investigation that includes work history, driving record, and even criminal checks, the driver is placed into our own training program. No driver leaves the program or is allowed to drive for Affton until all investigation is completed and all training has been achieved to the satisfaction of our management team. All drivers are employees hired to operate our 100 percent company-owned fleet of trucks.
Excellent Safety Rating. Affton Trucking maintains the highest safety rating allowed by the Department of Transportation.
24/7 Truck Availability. Our day does not stop when the clock strikes 5:00 p.m. We provide live dispatch coverage from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. each day, with after hours coverage available 24 hours per day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. We utilize both on and offsite communication so no driver or load is ever alone.
Extended Dispatch Coverage. There is no need for special arrangements when booking with Affton, as our coverage hours extend from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. on an every-day basis. Special arrangements can be made for any day or time, with just one call to our Customer Service Department.
GPS & Messaging. Perhaps the most asked question in transportation is, “where is the driver now?” and at Affton, we have an answer. Utilizing a web-based system, we can locate and contact our drivers any time enroute, allowing for the most accurate and up-to-date information for our customers.
Knowledgeable Staff. The staff at Affton is made up of career professionals. Each candidate for service is reviewed extensively for knowledge, expertise and service. We take pride in knowing we offer the most experienced staffing available for every key position. New employees are trained extensively in our proprietary specifics, along with the industry experience they bring to us. Advancement within our organization is a priority for the most advanced Affton employees.
The experienced Affton team is determined to make every move as seamless as possible, using a combination of modern technology and old-fashioned hard work to get the job done. Our technology allows us to offer tracing for import shipments from the moment we are given the move, until the cargo is safely delivered to our customer.