Our History of Innovation Spans Our Entire Existence
A Force in the Refueling Market for Over 4 Decades
From the start, our unique vision has set us apart. We foresaw that airlines, into-plane agents and oil companies needed a new kind of refueler: one that would be extremely rugged and very easy to maintain, repair, upgrade and overhaul – allowing for a much longer lifecycle. Since the modular revolution of our Rampmaster refueler in 1979, we’ve continued to provide our customers the best products, loyal service, and a firm dedication to helping them run successful operations.
General Transervice, Inc. (GTI) is founded.
General Transervice, Inc. (GTI) is founded by Robert Watkins, a Vietnam U.S. Army Veteran, as an airport refueler maintenance company at Philadelphia Airport.
GTI develops the Rampmaster – the first ever modular refueler.
GTI sees the many challenges airlines face maintaining their refueling fleets. The Rampmaster modular design simplifies maintenance by allowing the truck to be separated from the fuel tank.
The first Rampmaster prototype goes into service.
This 8,000 gallon capacity model routinely pumped a million gallons per truck per month for Piedmont Airlines in Norfolk, setting the new industry cost per gallon standards.
Rampmaster sells out its production line – this year and every year since.
The reliability of the Rampmaster became noticed immediately, creating a lasting demand-pull market for the revolutionary design.
Rampmaster introduces its modular design in 3K, 5K and 7K gallon truck models.
GTI incorporates the same modular straight truck design into units for the GA / FBO markets.
Rampmaster captures 80% of the domestic orders for heavy duty refuelers.
Rampmaster’s success became evident – 8 out of every 10 trucks delivered were Rampmasters.
Rampmaster unveils the first refueler of it’s kind.
Rampmaster unveils the world’s first ever 15,000 gallon straight truck modular refueler.
Outdoing their previous record, Rampmaster develops the 17,500 gallon straight truck refueler.
The world’s largest non-articulating refueler captures 95% of the super heavy market segment.
Rampmaster deliveries are made to South America and Japan.
GTI’s refulers can also be found on ramps in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, the Philippines and China.
Rampmaster develops a custom 5,000 gallon refueler for the FBO market.
The trucks are an equipment career solution for forward thinking FBO management decision makers.
Rampmaster unveils the 100% self-sustaining, 100% green hydrant cart.
The unit never needs to be recharged or refueled, and creates zero EPA emissions.
Rampmaster revolutionizes pumping efficiency with its patented Engine Management (Flow Control) System.
Airlines and FBOs alike benefit from the immense fuel cost savings, maintenance reductions and environmental benefits EMS brings.
Rampmaster continues to be a driving force for innovation in the refueling market.
Today, Rampmaster is global in scope, but remains an innovative and exceptional family-owned U.S. manufacturer, well known for re-investing capital to advance the refueling industry by way of thought leadership and quality craftsmanship.
Dedicated to taking initiatives that will help us give back
We Are Committed to Our Community
And I have been a constant example of how you can help those in need by working hard. You should remember the words of the Lord Jesus: “It is more blessed to give than to receive.”Acts 20:35 NLT
At Rampmaster, our long standing philosophy is to leave the world a better place than we found it. Emphasizing community involvement, kindness, charity and environmental stewardship, we participate in many worthwhile causes and handle our products – and our innovation – in an environmentally sensitive manner. This corporate responsibility is part of our culture and integral to everything we do.
The world has changed but the qualities of Rampmaster have remained the same