Ideal Transportation Company, Inc.,
was founded in 1976 by Joseph and Nadine DiGiulio. And for all those years
Nadine has operated the day to day operations while Joe has been involved in
the sales of the company and as safety officer of the company.
Joe was voted president of the company and his experience as a traffic
manager and knowledge in warehouse management put him at the fore front of
many of his competitors. A student of traffic and logistics management and
warehouse distribution at Northeastern University placed Joe with knowledge
of the industry. In addition to his studies at Northeastern University for
the traffic, logistics management and warehouse distribution Joe earned for
himself a degree in business. His stern military discipline and police
background provided guidance towards making the company successful. Joe's
knowledge of traffic, routing and rates are a skill set very few possess in
the today's trucking industry.
In addition to those qualities, his business acumen allows him to oversee
operations and make decisions that have been beneficial to both the
customer's service needs and efficiencies within the company. He possesses
heightened marketing skills and goes out of his way to personally visit each
customer in order to really know them so that the service can be matched
exactly to the customer's needs.
Joe is not an advocate of micro style management. He allows his operations
staff to perform their duties and make their own decisions. His management,
office and production staff characterize Joe as a fair, but no nonsense,
employer. He feels that it is important that personnel who are placed in
responsible positions within his company share his longheld philosophy that "It
is because of our customers that we exist". Through this philosophy
the company has earned an envious reputation for being a reputable trucking
company with an excellent record of on-time delivery.
When the corporation was formed it's headquarters were located on an old
construction site in Peabody, Massachusetts. Joe's business ability in 1985
convinced the Small Business Administration (SBA) to provide a low rate loan
which facilitated the construction of a new terminal complex at 17 Oak
Street, Peabody, Massachusetts. This site is strategically located near
routes 128, 95 and route 1 and provides the company with easy access to
the interstate highway system in all directions. Joe continued to improve
the company's position by having U.S. Customs bond him as a US Customs
Bonded Carrier and by making his yard a US customs Bonded Container yard.
Nadine DiGiulio started with the company in 1976 as the dispatcher and
continued in that position until 1994. While carrying out those duties, she
studied the business and became highly conversant in all aspects of the
trucking industry. In 1994 Nadine became the CEO. In addition to serving in
this role, she remains in charge of operations. Her hands-on approach to
daily operations is known throughout the industry, especially her tailoring
of trucking service to meet the needs of her customers.
Nadine is well known to steamship lines from Florida to Maine and Los
Angeles to Boston for her accredited work in the trucking industry. She is
well respected for her honesty and sincerity and her availability to assist
with questions. She is loyal and dedicated to her customers and, in so
doing, keeps their customers happy. She believes that communications are the
key to a successful trucking company and that the ability to communicate
should be available at all times. In 1997 she placed cellular phones in
every company owned truck to better serve her ever-growing list of
customers. She also had each and every driver, company or Owner Operator,
carry with them a pager with computer messaging capability.
Her fleet is updated annually by keeping up with the newest technology that
is available. Her tough screening of drivers and constant oversight of the
maintenance to vehicles has maintained her satisfactory rating with the DOT.
Ideal Transportation Company is the trucking
company in the northeast with whom you should trust your freight when your
priorities are having deliveries on time and at reasonable rates.