First Class

Winter 2015

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Woody Bogler Trucking 22 l FIRST CLASS employed to ensure the company's growth and profitability. Bogler hopes the cutting-edge aero- dynamic performer spec'd for end-dump hauling can approach the fuel economy numbers, some of which are over 10 mpg, that some Peterbilts in the dry van division of the fleet are posting. In any case, it's come a long way since William Bogler's first foray into the trucking busi- ness that began with a horse and wagon. Load of clay The first Bogler delivery was a wag- onload of clay that William Bogler took to a brick plant, not far from the com- Model 579 ePIQ, 58-Inch sleePer helP ensure success at Woody Bogler truckIng Tracy Bogler understands that history isn't necessarily in his favor. He's seen studies purport that 50 percent of second-generation owned and managed companies fail, and that 75 percent of third-generation owned and managed companies subsequently fail. Bogler is the third-generation stew- ard of Woody Bogler Trucking, the bulk and dry van hauling company his grandfather founded in 1924. "I hear about those studies all the time," he says. "But the way I look at it, I'm not only here to carry on what my grandfather and dad started. I'm going to bring it to another level." Indeed, the company's fleet has grown to more than 150 trucks under Tracy's leadership. The latest new arriv- al to the fleet is the Peterbilt Model 579 EPIQ equipped with a PACCAR MX-13 Engine and a new 58-inch sleeper, one of the many innovations Bogler has

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