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Carrier Profiles

  • Making a Difference
    By Jeff Jensen, Editor
    Posted Nov 23rd 2004 12:40PM
    Four unwelcome guests - Charley, Frances, Ivan and Jeanne - slammed the Sunshine State in six short weeks. One state hasn't had four hurricanes in a single season since Texas was hit back in the 1880s.

    "It was two and a half months of nothing but hurricanes and cleaning up," says Landstar Express America's Director of Recruiting Darin Mark. "And, it was an experience I'll never forget."
  • Epes Express Service
    By Jeff Jensen, Editor
    Posted Oct 8th 2004 11:44AM
    This privately-owned company was founded in 1997 to compliment its sister companies that are involved in truckload transportation and logistics services, fleets that total over 1,000 trucks. Spence manages the Greensboro facility with an office staff of 12.

    Epes Express Service is authorized for all 48 states, with its primary focus on the eastern two-thirds of the US. The company operates a fleet of cargo vans, 15-, 24-, and 26-foot straight trucks as well as tractor-trailers, all of which are equipped with Qualcomm Satellite Tracking.
  • FedEx Custom Critical
    By Lawrence McCord
    Posted Sep 4th 2004 3:58PM
    FedEx Custom Critical.

    This is one of the most recognizable names in the comparatively short history of the expedited freight industry.

    The impact and influence that FedEx Custom Critical, formerly Roberts Express, has had on time-sensitive trucking is of major importance. It was the first company to fully realize the concept of surface expedited freight, was among the first to incorporate the new computer technologies into the industry and was the first to provide time-sensitive cartage of high-value freight.

    In many ways, FedEx Custom Critical has set the standards in this industry through innovative use of technology and procedures, all of which focus on customer service.

    The on-time, every time pick up and safe delivery of their customer's freight is the primary mission of the company and one in which they have led the way since the early days of Roberts Express.
  • Carrier Profile: Bolt Express
    By Lawrence McCord
    Posted Sep 4th 2004 3:56PM
    Despite its proximity to the US/Canada border, the company estimates that it transports only around 10% Canadian-bound freight. Its main operating area is east of the Mississippi.

    Utilizing a fleet of 100% independent contractors in cargo vans, 12' - 24' straight trucks. The carrier requires Commercial Drivers Licenses only for the straight truck and tractor drivers. The company provides cargo and liability insurance, with the owner/operator providing the non-trucking insurance.

    Cargo vans must be 5 years old or newer, and straight trucks must be 7 years or newer.

  • Carrier Profile: Jung Express
    By Lawrence McCord
    Posted Sep 4th 2004 3:53PM
    Jung Express maintains a 70-unit fleet currently composed of 60 cargo vans and 10 straight trucks. The majority of the trucks are operated by independent contractors except for a small number of company drivers. Salas says that the company trucks don't compete with the independent contactors who perform the on-demand expedited work.

    Jung Express is part of a group of expedited carriers who collectively have an impressive customer base spread across the country. Tim Jung says that this group, along with its own nationwide customers eliminates lengthy layovers for his drivers by enabling the company to find shipments coming out of the delivery area.
  • Carrier Profile: Premium Transportation Logistics, LLC
    By Jeff Jensen, Editor
    Posted Jun 4th 2004 12:25PM
    "I believe that our broad-based transportation solutions also benefit our contractors, because of the variety and volume of freight our company can handle.” – John Mueller

    “Our goal is to keep our contractors’ trucks loaded and not let them sit anywhere. When we have drivers headed to a new area or region, we call and we fax in a search for freight coming from that area. We’ll be doing this even when the driver is 8-10 hours from his destination.” – Chris Morey
  • Carrier Profile: Metro Express, Inc.
    By Lawrence McCord
    Posted Jun 1st 2004 6:17AM
    "Owner/operators are the backbone of our fleet, and we rely on them to provide additional strength to our fleet at peak times of the year. We're proud of the professionals we now have in our fleet."

    "Metro Express is continuing to grow and we're always looking for experienced independent contractors to join our company and grow with us." - Rob Stuart, Metro Express
  • Carrier Profile: Jung Express
    By Lee Kurtzmann, Associate Editor
    Posted Nov 3rd 2003 9:22AM
    "President John Jung identified a need in this market. Prior to our company's founding, time-sensitive freight was serviced by local courier companies who stayed within a 50-mile radius and utilized fleets of cars and pickups.”

    “John recognized that niche and developed our company to satisfy those business needs. Since it’s founding, our company has captured the largest share of the expedited market in his area." – Tim Jung
  • Carrier Profile: Metro Express, Inc.
    By Jeff Jensen, Editor
    Posted Jun 6th 2003 9:13AM
    "Owner/operators are the backbone of our fleet, and we rely on them to provide additional strength to our fleet at peak times of the year. We're proud of the professionals we now have in our fleet."

    "Metro Express is continuing to grow and we're always looking for experienced independent contractors to join our company and grow with us." - Rob Stuart, Metro Express
  • Carrier Profile - A.S.A.P. Express Inc.
    By Jeff Jensen - Editor
    Posted May 20th 2003 10:17AM
    Safety Supervisor Rechele Scott has been in the trucking industry for the last 21 years, and with A.S.A.P. for slightly over a year.
    She states that one of the benefits of an owner/operator contracting with A.S.A.P. Express is one of familiarity; with a more modestly sized company, she says, "We know their name, they're not just a number."

    "We feel we have an open door policy here at A.S.A.P. Express. If a contractor or driver feels they have an issue, they can talk to any of us in the company, and find a resolution for the problem."