Altom Newsletter, 2nd Quarter – 2018

2018 – Changes and EXPANSION

We are Growing…

Altom Transport, Inc. has opened a terminal operation in the greater Toronto area. Specifically, Altom Transport, Canada. now has an office and terminal in Breslau Ontario. Located at 280 Woolwich Street the new Altom Transport Canada operation already has drivers established and operating daily with new hires coming on each month. Know any owner operators or company drivers in the Ontario Province that are looking for a better opportunity? Visit our website and submit an application today. We are hiring. Our new business includes Intra Canada Shipments as well as cross border shipments. Business is booming and we look forward to the continued growth so come be a part of it or refer a friend.

General Health

How would you rate your general health? Health seems like a straightforward concept, but our health is influenced in many ways. Some aspects we cannot control, like family history, but many are in our control. The foods we eat, our physical activity, smoking, stress, and the amount and quality of our sleep can all positively or negatively impact our health.

Relaxing Your Mind and Body

The human mind is rarely quiet. Thoughts seem to pass through our consciousness, sometimes without much order or purpose. This is great for sparking creativity, however, when thoughts become chaotic, distracting, or worrisome, it can lead to anxiety, depression, and even sleep difficulties.

While it’s tempting to relax by watching TV or browsing the internet, these distracting activities are not restful for the mind. To mentally relax and feel more peaceful and calm, try the following:

  1. Nature. Sitting on your favorite park bench near your office, spending time in a garden or taking a walk in the woods can create a calming effect on the mind.
  2. Exercise. Exercises that are continuous and rhythmic, like walking, swimming, dancing, and yoga, are good for relaxing your mind and body.
  3. Read. Immersing yourself in a good book can take your mind off any stress or chaos in your everyday life and give you time to yourself.
  4. Self-care. Taking some time for self-care activities like massage, manicures, and soaking in a warm bath can do wonders to relax and calm your mind.
  5. Practice mindfulness. Mindfulness is the practice of focusing on one thing at a time and letting go of distracting thoughts. The goal of mindful meditation is to focus your attention on things that are happening in the present moment. For example, listen to your body. Is your breathing fast, slow, deep, or shallow? The idea is just to note what is happening without trying to change it.
  6. Write. Some people can relax their mind after they write about their feelings and worries. One way is to keep a journal.
  7. Use guided imagery. With guided imagery, you imagine yourself in a certain setting that helps you feel calm and relaxed. You can use audiotapes, scripts, or a teacher to guide you through the process.
  8. Sleep. One of the best ways to relax and restore your mind is to get eight hours of quality sleep. Go to bed at your usual time, shut off all electronics in bed, and allow your mind to rest from planning or problem solving.


2018 is continuing to roll along as the economy shows great strength and business is brisk. Altom Transport in Houston Texas has begun Intermodal operations with new equipment, drivers and customers. We are reviewing new business opportunities and we are continuing to hire Intermodal drivers to expand this operation. The Altom intermodal group primarily serves the Port of Houston and other Gulf Coast terminals.  We handle both iso tanks and flexi tanks utilizing a variety of chassis such as Z Chassis, Spread Axle Drop Chassis, Single and Combination Chassis, Lift Chassis. We can provide equipment to load or unload anywhere in the continental United States or Canada. 


Also, we are reviewing current client business levels and selecting new opportunities for “Dedicated” business operations. Interested in a “dedicated” business opportunity with rateable lanes and business? Contact us. We can service high volume dedicated lanes or assign drivers and equipment for specialty needs.