Since 1948, CAST has served our customers with the highest quality of service in the industry. With three decades of experience in the Hazmat Field and over 50 million cumulative miles, dedication to quality, safety, and professionalism, has given us the outstanding reputation that has made us one of the Department of Energy’s top approved carriers.
“CAST Transportation sets and maintains the highest standards in the transportation industry. CAST upholds and surpasses the quality of service that our customers have come to expect. CAST recognizes its moral safety obligation to the community, and carries out its continuing education safety plan in order to provide the safest work environment for our team members, customers, and our community. CAST conducts its business in an ethical manner and has zero tolerance for unethical behavior”.
CAST Transportation started out as South Park Motor Lines. The company was founded in 1948 by husband and wife Richard H. and Lois Eshe “Lody”. Lody’s father, Walter Schattinger, founded a truck line in South Park called “Schattinger and Son”. He strongly encouraged his daughter to carry on the tradition. Lody and Richard had the routine down, Richard drove the trucks while Lody ran the office and at times was recruited as a driver when the work piled up. They made a great team! Richard and Lody passed this passion of trucking on to their son Rick.
The company is still family owned by their son Richard Eshe “Rick”. Rick has taken CAST Transportation to the top of the trucking industry, serving customers nationwide including Canada. CAST is located in Henderson Colorado, just northeast of downtown Denver on 35 acres which is lighted and secured. CAST also has its own rail spur serviced by the BNSF (Burlington Northern Santa Fe) Railroad. From the rail siting, transloading services are performed both rail-to-truck and truck-to-rail. The facility contains CAST’s Dispatch, Operations, Safety, Executive offices and a 24 hour full-service shop.
Superior Safety and Performance
CAST is proud of its unique history and superior corporate performance record. Our attention to safety, program/project management and our commitment to providing the best drivers and equipment available have generated consistent superior ratings in safety and client satisfaction. The following discussion summarizes the experience of CAST Transportation leading to our overall understanding of the requirements for accomplishing the work described in the RFP documents.
CAST’s commitment to safety has allowed us to develop excellent relations with customers and regulatory agencies. From years of experience and an unswerving dedication to quality, safety, and professionalism, our earned reputation has made us one of the country’s top approved carriers.
Proudly Serving the US and Canada
Since 1948, CAST has expanded its range of services to commercial, municipal and government customers. Today, CAST safely transports hazardous, radioactive waste, as well as pipe, machinery, freight, transformers, bulk liquid chemical materials and many other commodities. CAST has become well known for its ability to operate locally and nationally, safely and efficiently transporting and servicing commercial, utilities and government customers. Whether anywhere in the US or Canada, we can move and handle virtually any type of commodity or long-haul highway vehicle. CAST people can handle it!
Hazardous Material / LLRW
With over a decade of experience, over 50 million cumulative miles and the best safety record in the industry, CAST has earned the reputation of being one the premier transportation companies in the Low Level Radioactive Waste (LLRW) business, as well as a top pick by the Department of Energy. Our Hazardous Materials page illustrates some of the characteristics why CAST’s dedication to performance, safety and quality puts us at the top of the list. A unique combination of a large, company owned fleet, the very best safety record, proven performance and a commitment to excellence ensure CAST Transportation a prominent position well into the future. Heavy Haul Services CAST Transportation’s personnel are highly trained and experienced in heavy hauling. Combined with a large variety of specialized equipment, CAST Transportation can handle the most demanding heavy haul transportation requirements – safely and securely.
Dry Van Service CAST Transportation has Dry and Curtain-side Van service to meet the shipping requirements of our customers. CAST has 48’ and 53’ foot Vans. Lift gates are available on some Van trailers. CAST can also provide Box Trucks to fit smaller transportation requirements. Roll Off Service CAST Transportation offers roll off container service for our customers.
Place 30’yard capacity roll off containers at your facility
Pick-up containers when they are full
Place multiple containers at your location
Flatbed Service CAST is very proud of its history and experience in Flatbed services. We can accommodate your large shipping needs. CAST Flatbed Services Include: • Wide and oversize load capability • Dropping trailers at your facility for remote loading • Transload capability (rail to truck or truck to rail) • Specialized Equipment for large and small jobs • Dunnage to protect your product • Straight Trucks also available
Transload Service CAST Transportation Transload and Re-load services provide customers the flexibility to transport products from rail to truck or vice versa. Our terminal, identified as Irondale Station, track 604, is serviced by the BNSF (Burlington Northern & Santa Fe) Railroad. All shipments via rail car can be consigned to your company c/o CAST Transportation, Inc. at Irondale, Colorado. Transload Services include: • 65 acres of secure outdoor storage to accommodate your volume requirements • Re-loading with CAST allows you, the customer, to take advantage of lower volume rates offered by rail • Provide customers the flexibility to transport products from rail to truck or vice versa Combining CAST transload and storage service with CAST flatbed service, can make receiving and transporting your product easier and more economical than ever before.
CAST maintains a top-quality fleet of over 135 power units available for our customer various and specific needs. Our equipment includes, but is not limited to: • 125 power units
• 190+ : 45’x 96” wide flatbed trailers
• 190+/- : 48’ x 102” wide flatbed trailers
• 48’ curtain trailers
• Van Trailers
• 48’ & 53’ Conestogas
• Crane Trucks
• I-P1 low-level waste containers
• Lowboy trailers
• Belly and end-dump trailers
• Chemical tankers
• Stepdeck trailers
• Stake bed straight trucks
• Rail transloading facilities and equipment
• Forklifts (6,000 – 35,000 pound capacities)
• 1 and 2-ton pickups for hotshot service