Our Story

An Innovation In Port Effeciency.

Terminal Investment Corporation today represents an evolution that follows the initiatives of the Booker family over two complete generations and nearly seven decades.

Beginning with the inter-city bus transportation and terminal business of the 1950’s and 1960’s, progressing to port related labor transportation of the 1960’s and 1970’s, to the unique port equipment rental pools established in the 1980’s as well as the manufacturing operation that was developed to support our service business.

In the early 1970’s, Randall S. Booker recognized opportunities to address and alleviate capital and operating inefficiencies in port operations. The arrival of pure container vessels and terminals devoted to containerized trade presented a window to innovate capital equipment end-user efficiencies through the creation of neutral pools of terminal tractors.

TICO began manufacturing its own tractors in the 1980’s as a way to address the need for equipment built to a maintenance and operator criteria. Approaching the retail manufacturing mission as an operator and maintainer of tractors will always set TICO apart from others in the terminal tractor space. By using equipment built with this mindset in all of TICO Terminal Service’s operations, TICO is able to offer its customers with maximum up-time, at the lowest and most efficient cost to our valued customers.