About Us

Richard and Marsha Hartrick had their business begin in one room of their home selling new and used tank trailers to meet the needs of their customers who were transporting food commodities, petroleum products, hazardous waste and acid type materials. 

In March of 1976, the Hartrick's husband and wife team incorporated their company from the cramped quarters of their home to today's corporate building located at 2743 Brightwood Rd. SE, New Philadelphia, Ohio. Currently they employ over 25 service and office personnel and one sales representative. 

We now have four different operations incorporated under the original BCTE company. 

Bulk Carriers Transportation Equipment Co. 
This company is for customers who desire to own their equipment. 

Tank Leasing Company 
This company is for the customer who doesn't have a need to own. We offer long-term leasing with the option of a buy out at the end of lease. 

Bulk Carrier Services 
This company is a fully registered Department of Transportation/American Society of Mechanical Engineers repair facility that offers guaranteed service work covering all of your tank trailer needs. Please view our service section for more detail.

The people at Bulk Carriers Service have done such a great job, that the "word of mouth" referrals have already deemed it necessary to expand the service department at the New Philadelphia location. 

Bulk Carriers Service Gnadenhutten
In July of 2012 expansion was not a choice but a necessity and a gift of support from our dedicated account base, and BCSG opened its doors with the same customer conscience mentality. Boasting an impressive eighteen repair bays between our two shops BCTE can perform virtually any service repair or testing required for tank trailers

"I believe in giving customers what they want at a fair price to all concerned, and to do that, I need to have the best people available. I know I have them." Richard Hartrick