Hazmat hauler Heritage Transport acquires Frank's Vacuum Truck Service

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Updated Dec 16, 2022
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Heritage Transport is a two-time recipient of the U.S. EPA SmartWay Excellence Award for Environmental Performance and Leadership, and proud member of the Indiana Motor Truck Association (IMTA) and American Trucking Associations (ATA).

Frank's Vacuum Truck Service semiFrank's Vacuum Truck Service hauls general commodities with its fleet of box vans, tankers and vacuum tankers and is permitted to haul hazardous and non-hazardous waste in 48 states and Canada.Indianapolis-based Heritage Transport has acquired Frank's Vacuum Truck Service, a trucking service provider based in Niagara Falls, N.Y., that specializes in hazardous and non-hazardous waste transportation, brokerage and disposal services across the U.S. and Canada.

Heritage Transport provides hazardous waste transportation services to hazardous waste treatment, storage and disposal facilities across North America and other EPA approved facilities, has ICC authority in the lower 48 states and state hazardous waste transport licensing in most states. 

With more than 150 trucks and trailers and roughly 60 employees, the acquisition of FVTS affords Heritage another transportation hub in Western New York and throughout the Midwest & Eastern U.S., with the potential for expansion of services in the future. 

"We're grateful for the opportunity to carry on the Frank's Vacuum Truck Service legacy," said Heritage Transport President Steve Clausing. "We operate under the same values and approach to customer service and are thrilled to welcome another family-owned company into the fold."

Prior to the acquisition, FVTS had been one of Heritage's largest third-party transportation providers for the last 20 years.

"Expanded trucking capacity allows us to better service our customers and take on new opportunities," said Heritage Chief Financial Officer Jon Neale. "Heritage views its drivers as a strategic resource to our customers as the face of the company, and this investment shows continued commitment to that."

Heritage Environmental Services, parent company of Heritage Transport, is a fourth-generation family business.