After beginning his career as a young office runner and working for steamship lines for many years, Richard Amato fulfilled his wish to become his own boss 24 years ago when he founded O.S.T. Trucking Co. Inc., Baltimore.
Along with three other partners, Amato grew O.S.T. Trucking from a drayage agent into a full-service trucking company. Originally leasing 13 trucks, Amato gradually expanded the trucking company in the Port of Baltimore. Now owning a majority of the company's large fleet of 200 container chassis, 170 tractors and numerous vans and trailers, O.S.T. Trucking currently is one of the port's most prominent trucking firms, offering warehouse and storage areas in addition to trucking services.
O.S.T. Trucking specializes in oversea container logistics and warehouse storage, primarily serving customers in the East and Midwest but has authority to operate in 48 states. In addition to its Baltimore headquarters, the company has regional offices in Georgia, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Virginia.
Located 2 miles from Dundalk Marine Terminal, O.S.T. Trucking's headquarters facility provides a sizable warehouse of 300,000 square feet of general space plus 40,000 square feet of food grade space. A 13-acre container yard provides external storage, and a bonded 20,000-square-foot container freight station secures shipments requiring U.S. customs clearance.