Ventura Transfer Co


Ventura Transfer Company was founded in the 1860s and named for the city where it began and is the oldest bulk handling and transportation company in California.
 
VTC began as a transportation company, moving passengers and freight that originated with the ships in the new Ventura Harbor and soon expanded services to include passengers and general freight. In the early 1900s, the company advanced from horse-drawn equipment to motorized trucks and by 1922, it had become the first company to install tanks on truck frames. In 1928, it was part of the first motorized transcontinental convoy from Los Angeles to New York City. In 1929, VTC became the first company in California to buy and use aluminum tanks in California- a remarkable innovation! 
 
During the 1940s, 50s and 60s, VTC concentrated on innovations in the transportation of bulk petroleum products and was the first company in California to transport bulk plastic pellets and powders. The company’s steady success and expansion has been due to strategic management and visionary leadership which has provided customers with customized, cost-effective strategies that leverage the company’s strengths in truck and rail, providing faster deliveries and more efficient storage for less money. The company offers comprehensive services, extensive facilities and the most advanced equipment situated in key locations across the west, so every job can be completed as efficiently as possible.
 
VTC offers exclusive services, such as lifting and storage of loaded ISO containers with hazardous materials and is backed by the implementation of the most rigorous safety program and standards in the industry which goes to ensure safe delivery, transfer and storage of all materials. The cleanest containers and vehicles in the business and the most flexible programs that allow each customer to choose only the services they need, makes VTC stand apart from its competitor companies.
 
VTC has 9 terminals and sidings at key locations throughout Southern and Northern California and Arizona which makes it easy for it to segregate different types of materials from each other, keeping dry commodities, food, pharmaceuticals, and hazardous materials separate and clear of dust or debris that can easily contaminate them
 
From quality and maintenance of equipment, to programs that ensure the company’s drivers receive the best training available, VTC exceeds industry safety standards and is one company to have achieved satisfactory ratings during seven consecutive DOT safety audits.