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Working for His Drivers: Melton Truck Lines’ Bob Peterson

Posted on: March 6th, 2013 by Brad Bentley 1 Comment

It is the working man who is the happy man. It is the idle man who is the miserable man. – Benjamin Franklin Ben Franklin would have loved Bob Peterson, an enterprising American who has built one of the top carriers in trucking. Peterson’s entrepreneurism began as a youngster in Minneapolis, where he ran a […]

Hogan’s Heroes: Covenant President draws inspiration from multiple sources to lead trucking turnaround

Posted on: January 22nd, 2013 by Brad Bentley No Comments

  Covenant Transport’s Joey Hogan has a different story than most of the trucking company presidents that have been profiled in this series. He is not a second or third-generation trucker, nor did he get his start as an owner operator or small fleet owner. Instead, Hogan’s background was on the financial side of the […]

Effort and Execution: Derek Leathers combines these traits with ideas and innovation to lead Werner Enterprises

Posted on: January 14th, 2013 by Brad Bentley No Comments

Werner Enterprises was founded by a driver, for drivers, and managing the Company with a driver in mind was one of its earliest founding principles. Without that foundation or its drivers, Werner Enterprises – started by C.L. Werner in 1956 – would not be the best-in-class premier transportation and logistics provider it is today. Their […]

Four Bits and the Rest is History: Steve Russell leads Celadon Group

Posted on: January 11th, 2013 by Brad Bentley No Comments

Twenty-seven years ago, 50¢ would buy a cup of coffee and probably a doughnut alongside. But who would have thought that same fifty cents would lead to the formation of one of the largest truckload carriers in America? Steve Russell, founder, chairman, and CEO of Celadon Group, enjoys telling the true story of the giant […]

Brad Bentley

A University of Alabama graduate with a degree in Broadcast Journalism, Bentley spent 15 years as a trucking Publisher before becoming the Editorial Director for Randall-Reilly's Recruiting Media division.