Western Container Transport, Inc (WCT) was founded by Gerald “Sonny” Breunig in Longview, Washington. Mr. Breunig saw the need for a specialized trucking firm for Intermodal Freight and formed WCT. WCT moved to Portland, Oregon two years later and became one of the first specialized intermodal trucking fleets to serve the Pacific Northwest, utilizing Super Chassis and Four-Axle Tractors. WCT continues to expand this specialized chassis and tractor fleet annually.
Started transferring tractor fleet from three to four axle, allowing more cargo weight.
Began purchasing our own chassis fleet.
Purchased first super chassis. The first motor carrier to do so in the Portland area.
Suttle Road Container Yard
14.5 acres were purchased on Suttle Road in Portland, which enabled WCT to offer container yard services in conjunction with its intermodal trucking services. This container yard is only 3 minutes to Interstate 5.
Opened full service Shop Facility allowing WCT to repair and service both it fleet of tractors and chassis. Opened full service Container repair facility serving Water Carrier needs who utilize the Container Yard Depots.
Upland Drive Yard
10.5 acres were purchased on Upland Drive, only 6 minutes from Suttle Road. This provides the capacity for future growth. This site is currently under short term lease to other truckers.
WCT moves its corporate headquarters from Portland, Oregon to Vancouver, WA.
North Portland Road Auxiliary Yard
Purchased an environmentally contaminated 15.5 acre property. WCT spent over $ 1,000,000 to clean up the property up to the State of Oregon DEQ standards. This site currently operates as the overflow yard from for our Suttle road yard. It is only three minutes from the Suttle yard. The balance of space is rented out to short term tenants.
Completes the environmental cleanup of N. Portland Road facility. Begins activity in this yard.
Greatly expands its chassis fleet utilizing many combinations and types of super chassis.
Purchased heavy equipment, such as a CAT Grader and Dump Trucks. This equipment allows WCT to have its own maintenance program for all its other yards, total 40 acres.
Formed a chassis lease division. Offering multiple types of chassis.
Begins moving tractor fleet to 2010 or newer; operating only those tractors that qualify as “Green.”
Made a large investment in new infrastructure. Completely updating our operation with the latest version of operations and yard function software.