Terminal Spotlight: Get to Know PGT Gary

Providing jobs in transportation and logistics within the Chicago region

PGT Trucking has operated out of the Midwest for decades, opening our first official terminal in Gary, Indiana, in 2007. Our 7,300 square-foot facility was remodeled in 2021 and is home to several members of PGT’s operational staff. PGT Gary is just 20 miles from downtown Chicago, providing a regional base for more than 50 drivers.

Gary was founded in 1906 by U.S. Steel when they opened Gary Works, the largest steel mill complex in North America, and named after Elbert Gary, the founding chairman of U.S. Steel. The city thrived with steel manufacturing and continues to be influenced by its industrial roots today. Located on the southern shores of Lake Michigan, Gary is part of Indiana Dunes National Park, offering a unique experience full of diverse natural resources for locals and tourists alike. Most notably, Gary is the childhood home of Michael Jackson and the Jackson family.

Our Proud Professionals can always stop by PGT Gary, which offers ample truck parking, a driver’s lounge and modern restroom facilities. With easy access to I-90 and nearby fuel stations, our flatbed truck drivers can get back on the road quickly, heading in any direction to deliver our customers’ freight.

Conveniently Located to PGT Core Customers

In addition to U.S. Steel’s Gary Works, PGT Gary services other major steel mills and processors in the area, including Cleveland Cliffs Indiana Harbor. With a direct presence in the area, PGT can provide quality customer service, supporting the steel industry through reliable flatbed transportation.

Our strong customer relationships also keep our flatbed truck drivers supplied with plenty of freight options. PGT truck drivers can head east to Cleveland, OH, and Pittsburgh, PA, or all points south, including Kentucky, Alabama and Laredo, Texas.

PGT Gary offers a variety of freight, with common commodities like steel coils, bars and sheets, tubing, pipe, wallboard and super sacks.

Specialized Fleet Services

PGT Gary is also home to our dedicated fleet for Esmark Steel, hauling steel products throughout the Chicago area, and our Tri 9 fleet, using tri-axle Conestoga trailers to transport high GVW steel cargoes across Indiana, Ohio and Kentucky. These specialized fleets offer PGT truck drivers advanced career opportunities, gaining quality experience to become experts in the flatbed field.

Southern Pines Trucking, an affiliate of PGT Trucking, maintains operational staff at PGT Gary, overseeing more than 15 trucks with specialized equipment to haul oversized, overweight loads. Southern Pines drivers are trusted to provide complex, heavy haul transportation services, moving throughout the lower 48 states and into Canada and Mexico (through Laredo, Texas). Our staff and drivers are well versed with permit regulations in multiple states, coordinating long 

haul moves with specialized trailers like steerable dollies, perimeter frame trailers and multi-axle trailers with up to 300,000 pounds of capacity! Occasional intermill and 120-ton ladle work is available as well, making Southern Pines Trucking a vital part of PGT Gary operations.

Maintenance Powered by Penske Truck Leasing

PGT’s Proud Professionals can count on reliable maintenance services through Penske Truck Leasing. PGT Gary houses a full-service maintenance shop, providing easy driver access for preventive maintenance (PM) appointments, replacement parts and tires, emergency service and more. Our flatbed truck drivers can visit with PGT Operations and hang out in the drivers’ lounge while they wait for maintenance before going back out on the road.

Join PGT in Gary, IN!

PGT Gary showcases the rich industrial history of PGT, servicing our steel customers in the Midwest and providing a regional hub for our Proud Professional truck drivers. As part of the Chicago Metropolitan Area, our local staff and drivers have an abundance of attractions and amenities nearby. If you’re interested in transportation job near you, consider PGT Gary.

PGT offers competitive benefits, 401(k) options, healthcare, holiday and vacation pay, and more. We have a variety of office and truck driver positions available. Take advantage of this essential industry and start your transportation and logistics career today!

PGT Trucking, a 2023 Best Fleets to Drive For® Top 20 company, has Company Driver, Lease Purchase Operator and Owner-Operator positions available. Apply now!

For a listing of our office positions, visit our Corporate Careers.

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