In 2010, Byron stepped away from all partnering interest and took full control of the business. In addition to the towing service, he added a road service division and an auto transportation division. Today the Tarlton family still owns 100% of Interstate companies.
Whether it is transporting a vehicle, repairing a rig, or assisting a customer from transporting their vehicle from California to Florida, striving to be the best can be seen in everything Mr. Tarlton leads Interstate in doing. Today, from the corporate office in Horsham Pennsylvania, Interstate operates approximately 55 trucks and provides services throughout 20+ states throughout North America....... and we're still growing!
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Born in 1979, growing up in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Interstate Chairman and CEO Byron Tarlton began his first after school job at age 8 sweeping hair from the floors at the barbershop. Through the years he would also begin to shampoo customers hair, run errands and utilize idle time to offer hand car washes to the customers while they were getting their haircut. In the summer, he would work a second job. Those second jobs started off at the local supermarket bagging groceries. As he got older he became able to take on better jobs, including serving as a dishwasher and stock boy at several restaurants.
In the summer of 1994, Byron was hired by Tague Lumber . Though he worked as a stock boy, he became fascinated with their company trucks. As the years progressed, his love of trucks became stronger and stronger.
Byron received his drivers license in 1995. He remembers, "I was sitting in the window at Grandma Hilda's house and a shiny tow truck with the company name Wood's Towing stopped at the light. I quickly wrote down the telephone number and called to ask them were they hiring". They said, "yes". I immediately got on the C Bus, the train and the 11 trolley to get to Southwest Philadelphia to apply for the job. I was immediately hired on the spot as a tow truck driver".
On December 17, 1996, Byron lost his father to heart disease leaving him a $14,000.00 life insurance policy. He stepped out on faith at age 17 with partner and they purchased a flatbed tow truck.