Savage Services Awarded Contract with Wolverine Fuels


In February, it was announced that Wolverine Fuels awarded a contract to Savage Services to transport coal from the Sufco and Skyline mines, the Savage Energy Terminal in Price, as well as other mines within the basin that Wolverine has dealings with.

Jeff Hymas, Savage Services Communications Director, stated that they know the area well and have been working in the basin hauling coal since their beginnings back in 1946. Savage is a family-owned and Utah-based company, providing logistics, transportation and more to supply chains.

With this announcement in mind, Savage is actively hiring CDL drivers, which includes area drivers that previously transported coal from these mines and wish to continue doing the work with Savage. This contract began on March 1 and will continue for a period of three years.

Furthermore, there are opportunities for local independent trucking companies to haul coal as subcontractors. The plan is to service the contract with a mix of their own trucks and drivers along with other trucking companies working as subcontractors. Hymas remarked that this has been common practice in the area for decades.

“Our roots in Utah coal transportation run deep and we’ve supported Utah’s mining industry and rural communities for 75 years,” Hymas stated. Savage employs more than 160 team members within Carbon and Emery counties.

Savage began in 1946, following Kenneth Savage’s return to Utah after serving in the U.S. Navy in World War II. Savage and his father purchased a truck and began hauling; they were later joined by his brothers.

The company features an operation based in Wellington that is central to Wolverine Fuels’ overall coal transportation needs. The location is a hub and provides blending services and truck-to-rail transloading that is connected to UP and BNSF rail lines.

Today, there are nearly 4,500 team members in over 200 locations, which includes extensive trucking and materials handling operations in Utah, where Savage continues to be based.

“Our purpose is to enable our customers and partners to feed the world, power our lives and sustain the planet,” shared Hymas.

Savage has recently received many recognitions, including the 2020 Utah International Business of the Year, the 2020 Utah Mining Association Safety Award, the 2019-2021 Military Friendly Employer and more.

Hymas stated that Savage offers competitive compensation and benefits for drivers as well as a retention bonus and referral bonuses. Candidates may obtain more information here.

Additionally, Wolverine Fuels is hiring for positions within its mines for those that may be interested in mining.

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