Featured Employee | Mickey O’Rear

This month Terral wanted to highlight two of our team members who have switched from our marine operations to shoreline support. Mickey O’Rear and Joseph Jackson.   Mickey started with Terral back in 2012 as a Deckhand, with around one year of experience. Mickey put the work in and by 2014, he had already worked… Read more »

Featured Employee | Tommy Hendry

Terral RiverService is proud to announce our featured employee for April, Tommy Hendry. Tommy has been with Terral RiverService since February of 2004. He is one of the longest-tenured employees in our marine operations. He started as an entry-level deckhand and worked his way up. Tommy first acquired his apprentice mate license on 1/11/2007, then… Read more »

Featured Employee | Michael Crain

Terral RiverService is proud to announce this month’s featured employee, Michael Crain. Michael started with Terral in November of 2019. He previously worked 10 years for the Caldwell Parish Sheriff’s Office, beginning as a Corrections officer and working his way up to Patrol Deputy. Looking for a career change, Michael sought out a different course… Read more »

Featured Employee | Allison Branner

Terral RiverService is proud to announce this month’s featured employee, Allison Branner. Allison joined the Terral team in May 2021 as our new Compliance and Regulatory Coordinator. She arrived at Terral with a comprehensive understanding of the inland tank barge industry stemming from her time at Kirby Inland Marine, where she gained experience in a… Read more »

Featured Employee | Dwayne Ikerd

Terral RiverService is proud to announce our featured employee for January, Henry Dwayne Ikerd. Dwayne has been employed with Terral RiverService since June 16, 2004. Dwayne started at Terral being the Inventory Clerk, since then, he has worked his way up to Terral’s Inventory Control Manager. Dwayne oversees shipping patterns, pricing adjustments, keeps loading and… Read more »

Featured Employee | Sarah Calhoun

Terral RiverService extends a warm welcome to this month’s featured employee, Sarah Calhoun. Sarah came on board with us early this month when TRS acquired her family’s companies, Vidalia Dock and Storage and Two-J Ranch. The businesses had been in her family since 1956 and for twelve years she was part of the team. “As… Read more »

Terral RiverService Purchases Vidalia Dock and Storage

Terral RiverService announced September 1st the acquisition of the assets of Vidalia Dock and Storage Company, Two-J Ranch Inc., 363 Dry-Dock & Repair LLC, and Natchez Marine and Towing Inc. the premier fleet and yard operator in the Vidalia LA, and Natchez MS areas. According to Terral, the acquisition includes a total of four towboats, a… Read more »

TRS Adds Three Boats to Its Fleet

Terral RiverService is glad to announce the purchase of three boats to be added to its fleet. Two of the boats are 2000 horsepower boats, currently named the M/V Cajun and the M/V Grace. The boats are presently at the Lettsworth, LA, location where they are being repainted in company colors. They will be renamed… Read more »

TRS Congratulates Recent Steersman Program Graduates

The 2020 class of employees completing the TRS Steersman Program recently graduated. Eight individuals are now set to advance to the pilot house. They completed the 18-month minimum requirement for working at Terral and the four weeks of license preparation. The 2021 class of 6 will begin their training in March. The Steersman program was… Read more »

New Boat Under Construction – M/V Travis Terral

Terral RiverService is currently building a new boat to be named the M/V Travis Terral. Travis is on the Board of Directors of TRS and is the youngest son of John C. Terral, co-founder of the company. The new boat being built by New South Marine is scheduled for launching in the 3rd Quarter of… Read more »

Welcome New Employees, BJ McKinney and Devon Swafford

Bobby (BJ) McKinney grew up in the country and outskirts of Houston TX.  BJ started his career as a deck hand aboard a push boat on January 6th1996 for Dixie Inland Marine.  Shortly thereafter he received his Tankerman document for dangerous liquids and cargoes.  In 1999 he moved into the wheelhouse working his way up… Read more »

Welcome New Employee Joshua Knichel

With over 25 years of service in the Maritime industry, Joshua has acquired an extensive amount of experience in many areas of the business including sales, development, logistics, operations, safety, and maintenance. He has worked on both the liquid and dry cargo sides of the industry, dealing with a wide range of products and vessel types. His unique skill set allows… Read more »