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Terral’s Freight Rate Calculator: Predicting river shipping costs made simple

Terral River Service has been carrying freight on the Mississippi River and beyond for over 30 years, and – in partnership with Robert Miller & Associates – we’ve created our free Freight Rate Calculator, which provides you with an instant snapshot of your predicted shipping rate. By giving us information like your cargo type, amount needed and shipping destination, we can send you a custom rate directly to your inbox, making predicting your shipping costs easy.

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Deckhands ‘vital to success’ of Terral

When it comes to hiring deckhands, Terral River Service seeks out the best of the best – those who are not only willing to work hard, but those who seek a career and want to be a part of a company with a bond like family.

President and CEO Tom Gattle said deckhands play a key role in running a successful and safe river operation.

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Terral stores frac sand, continues to seek growth

Dedicated to making sure their clients receive their various cargo and materials, Terral River Service is constantly seeking out ways to grow their business and build long-term relationships with their clients. This involves making sure operations are running smoothly, that all assets are being utilized appropriately and that partnerships and relationships are being nurtured.

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Terral delivers despite lock closings

*Updated August 7, 2015

There are several unavoidable barriers that can make delivering cargo on the river a challenge and, early last month, severe weather conditions caused several traffic points on the River to close. However, Terral River Service was successful in standing by their service motto of operating “24 hours, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.”

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High Waters, Deep Problem

As excessive amounts of rain have poured across the United States, companies operating on the Red River are anticipating impending lock closings and other restrictions on their ability to operate.

Johnny Martin, COO at Terral River Service, along with Vice President of Transportation Gabe Gattle described the current situation as “more serious” than normal high water events, 2001 being the last year these types of water levels were seen.

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Kim King: 34 years with Terral

For Kim King, Terral River Service is far more than a place of employment; it’s a place of community.

34 years ago, King began her first day of work as a receptionist for Great River Grain. In 1992, that company sold their grain elevators and merged what remained into what is now known as Terral River Service.

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Happy birthday, Barry Stokes!

The Terral family wants to wish Barry Stokes from business development a very happy birthday today!

With over 18 years of experience in business development, Barry focuses his efforts at Terral on seeking out various growth opportunities for the company both for marine and land locations. In his time off, Barry enjoys fishing and watching college sports – primarily football.

Barry, we hope you have a fantastic birthday. We appreciate you and your contribution to Team Terral!

Congrats, Ashley Twigg, Class of 2015!

Teddy Twigg from Terral’s Aggregate Sales department was one of the many proud parents among St. Joseph’s Academy’s 2015 graduation ceremony as he watched his daughter Ashley walk across the stage and receive her diploma.

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Happy Birthday, Lynn Lartigue!

Lynn Lartigue celebrated her birthday last Thursday, this year marking her 22nd anniversary of working for Terral River Service.

Lynn, who currently serves as Terral’s Marine Administrative Manager, described her early years of working for Terral as “quiet,” the company only having one boat and working out of a small office.

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Adele Celebrates 9 Years with Terral!

Adele Lopez, Dispatcher at Old River Fleet, is celebrating her ninth year with the Terral family.

Adele has two stepdaughters, Isabella and Mya, with her husband Larry. When she’s not at work, Adele and her family of four care for two rescue dogs: Lola, a Yorkie, and Max a Chihuahua, both from the Humane Society, in addition to another Yorkie named Charlie.

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Congrats, Chris Hyde!

The Terral family is celebrating the two-year anniversary of Chris Hyde, who works in the logistics division.

Chris began working for Terral in May of 2013. He and his wife Cathleen are raising two daughters, Averie and Amelia, who Chris says keep him plenty busy when he’s not at work.

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