Charles Wilson

Charles
Wilson
Editor,
Bulk Transporter

Charles E. Wilson has spent 20 years covering the tank truck, tank container, and storage terminal industries throughout North, South, and Central America. He has been editor of Bulk Transporter since 1989. Prior to that, Wilson was managing editor of Bulk Transporter and Refrigerated Transporter and associate editor of Trailer/Body Builders. Before joining the three publications in Houston TX, he wrote for various food industry trade publications in other parts of the country. Wilson has a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Kansas and served three years in the U.S. Army.

Articles
East shows flatbed with new Truck-Lite harness
The focal point of the East Manufacturing booth at NACV was a flatbed with the new Truck-Lite 99 Series wiring harness. The harness will be standard on all East BST, BST II, MMX, and Narrow Neck flatbed trailers starting in Q1 2018.
Wabash prototype: Side underride guard with aero skirt
Wabash National Corp. showed off a 53-ft Duraplate HD trailer with a prototype side impact guard NACV. Developed in-house, the combination side impact guard and skirt prototype passed tests for a 90-degree centerline vehicle impact at 35 miles per hour, and uses a braided cable and is 40% to 50% lighter than other designs.
Photos: Brenner Tank Service Baton Rouge
Photo gallery of Brenner Tank Service's new facility after devastating flood. With added services and features, Brenner has been busy from the moment it opened.
Brenner’s brand new Baton Rouge tank repair shop, parts center made flood recovery much easier
Brenner Tank Service cargo tank repair shop and parts distribution center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana opens new facility after devastating flood. With added services and features, Brenner has been busy from the moment it opened.
Utah Tank & Trailer uses fabrication capability to provide exactly the right parts for repair jobs
Custom parts fabrication keeps Utah Tank & Trailer’s customers satisfied—with many happy returns
Photos: Utah Tank & Trailer
Custom parts fabrication keeps Utah Tank & Trailer’s customers satisfied—with many happy returns
Polar Service Centers expands network, product offerings
TIMES are good for Polar Service Centers, a division of Polar Corporation. The cargo tank maintenance and repair specialist came off a very strong year
Westmor Industries flourishes as a manufacturer, service provider
WORK is progressing nicely on the fourth major expansion in five years at Westmor Industries Inc in Morris, Minnesota. The latest project should be operational
Beall Corp expands tank repair capabilities during recession
ECONOMIC downturns are Opportunity Times, according to James Beall, president of Beall Corporation. The Portland, Oregon, company made very good use of
Plastic tankers
Brenner Tank LLC and Poly-Coat Systems Inc believe they are well positioned to capture a greater share of the composite tank trailer market
Bulk International serves US market from renovated plant in central Mexico
EVEN with higher steel prices, 2004 was a good year for Bulk International S de RL de CV, a wholly owned tank trailer manufacturing subsidiary of Bulk
Lax tank shop safety can kill
STORIES of disaster and tragedy are far too common in the cargo tank repair business. Catastrophe can occur in the blink of an eye. Preventing serious
Sterling Inaugurates Canada Plant; Should Build 12,000 Trucks in '98
GOVERNMENT officials, company executives, and trade press gathered July 22 to formally inaugurate the factory in St Thomas, Ontario, Canada, where Sterling

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