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Volunteering for the community

As one of many projects the company completes each year, the Hodges Alvarado, Tx terminal took 30 employees and spent more than 120 hours working on the relocation of a portable building for the Alvarado school district.


Moving to the Eagle Ford in South Texas

Soon, Hodges plans to be fully up and running in Pearsall, Tx, possibly making it the largest terminal for the company.


Adding New Equipment to The Fleet

Hodges is constantly updating the fleet with new and improved equipment. Over the last 5 years they’ve doubled the fleet to over 200 trucks,350 trailers, 22 cranes, 26 forklifts, 90 service vehicles and over 350 employees.

New & Improved Rigging for Winch Trucks

Hodges plans to slowly switch all wire rope bridals over to synthetic.​

Marshall, TX Terminal Up & Running

Since about March of 2010, Hodges has been successfully mobilizing rigs from their new Marshall location.  With a fleet of 25 trucks, 4 forklifts and 3 cranes in the area, they have a pretty good presence.  This terminal was put in place to service the Haynesville Shale and as drilling in the area grows, so will Hodges.  

New Pennsylvania Terminals To Support Appalachia Drilling

With all of the new drilling activity up in the Marcellus Shale, Hodges has set-up shop in two strategic locations to serve all of PA, NY and WV. Thanks to the many drilling companies in the area, Hodges has the opportunity to send much needed equipment and man power to get the job done safely. With these two locations, over 50 trucks, 8 forklifts, 100 trailers and 1 crane are available for Rig Moving, Rig Skids and other energy transport type jobs.

First Lattice Boom Crawler Crane (110 ton LinkBelt)

While it wasn’t unusual for Hodges Trucking to use lattice boom cranes in the past, the addition of the lattice boom crawler 110-ton LinkBelt crane is the first crawler-type crane in Hodges fleet in several years. “We’ve always used truck-mounted cranes due to the ease of transportation and setup”, explained Steve Fisbeck, Crane Manager

GROVE 275 Ton: The Largest Crane in Our Fleet

Hodges Trucking recently added a 275-ton crane to its 14-crane fleet, enabling Hodges to better serve the rig-moving industry. “Cranes are an integral part of our business” said Jimmy Hodges, Vice President, Operations. “In the early 1960s, Hodges was the first company to introduce them into the rig-moving industry.”

New Texas Terminal to Support Barnett Operations

Hodges Trucking is nearing completion on a new terminal in Alvarado, Texas. The new location will provide strategic support for rig-moving efforts in and around the Barnett Shale. For the past year Hodges has been servicing this area from Oklahoma City and Caldwell, Texas, with limited abilities. With approximately 35 employees, the Alvarado terminal operates 20 trucks, two cranes and three forklifts.

Certified Crane Operators

All Hodges crane operators and crane swampers are certified riggers through the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO).