• Riccelli Enterprises, Inc.: Trucking at its BEST

    Syracuse-Riccelli-Trip-075by Jon M. Casey

    As a regional trucking company, Riccelli Enterprises, Inc. of Syracuse, NY, is one of the foremost haulers of its kind. Specializing in crushed stone and bulk commodities, their fleet of more than 400 trucks operating out of eight locations, gives Riccelli Enterprises an advantage when it comes to projects that require a sizable response with a lot of capacity. For example, when Hurricane Katrina left an historic cleanup in its wake, a fleet of Riccelli Enterprises walking floor and tanker trucks were dispatched to work with cleanup crews hauling storm debris to landfills and recycling facilities.

    Similarly, Super Storm Sandy came ashore in the New York/New Jersey area, creating another challenge in debris removal. Without hesitation, Riccelli Enterprises responded to that need as well. Don Franklin was instrumental in helping to make that all run smoothly.

    “We were able to send more than 200 trucks to help with the Sandy cleanup,” said Riccelli General Manager, Gavin Kilpatrick. “We are FEMA certified, so that enables us to respond to those kinds of events quickly and with a fleet that is large enough to make a difference from the beginning.”

    Kilpatrick said that it is satisfying in knowing that Riccelli Enterprises has the capability to handle just about any sized construction job. He said it is even more gratifying to know that when disaster strikes, that the Riccelli family is quick to help others in need.

    Kilpatrick’s dispatching team including Jon Mitchell and Rodney Duprey are responsible job is to make sure that the customers have the trucks that they need, when and where they need them. They both have been with Riccelli’s for more than 25 years.

    He said Riccelli is able to contract projects that require hundreds of loads of material per day, something that smaller trucking companies can find difficult to manage. Similarly, Riccelli Enterprises has a reputation for service that provides the kind of confidence that customers find helpful when a small jobs are the project at hand.

    “Our drivers average more than 16 years of driving experience and our managers have more than 25 years of experience as well,” he said. “That means that regardless of the project, our team is equipped to handle the trucking needs, whatever the job. For large projects that require a sizeable amount of material to be moved and stockpiled, we can do that too.”

    Riccelli’s trucking firm began in 1971 with Joseph Riccelli. As time passed, the trucking fleet grew and when Richard, Joseph’s son came on board, the same concern for customers, safety, service and environmental stewardship were the focus of the company.

    Today, Riccelli Enterprises is a major salt and aggregates hauler to customers throughout the eastern and mid-Atlantic states. Recently, in June 2014, Riccelli acquired Northern Concrete, adding more than two dozen concrete trucks to the Riccelli fleet. An additional two dozen or so ready mix trucks will join the fleet in the coming year. With more than 40 sand and gravel pits providing material for contractors and construction projects throughout the region, the need for hauling is always present. For more information on Riccelli Enterprises, Inc. visit their website at www.riccellienterprises.com .

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