The world has changed since we first started, but the qualities of Rampmaster have remained the same.
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 by Robert Watkins, a Vietnam U.S. Army Veteran, as an airport refueler maintenance company at Philadelphia Airport.
GTI sees the many challenges airlines face maintaining their refueling fleets. The Rampmaster modular design simplifies maintenance by allowing the truck to be seperated from the fuel tank.
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.
The reliability of the Rampmaster became noticed immediately, creating a lasting demand-pull market for the revolutionary design.
GTI incorporates the same modular straight truck design into units for the GA / FBO markets.
Rampmaster’s success became evident – 8 out of every 10 trucks delivered were Rampmasters.
The world’s largest non-articulating refueler captures 95% of the super heavy market segment.
GTI’s refulers can also be found on ramps in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, the Philippines and China.
The trucks are an equipment career solution for forward thinking FBO management decision makers.
The unit never needs to be recharged or refueled, and creates zero EPA emissions.
Airlines and FBOs alike benefit from the immense fuel cost savings, maintenance reductions and environmental benefits EMS brings.
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.