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Quickway Carriers Inc.

Quickway’s history goes back to 1960, when our Chairman, H. Steven George founded the Tennessee Cartage Company (TCC).

This company grew slowly at first in the dry freight business, and later had sustained growth in the perishable business, particularly meat and candy.

In 1985, Ryder Truck Rental purchased TCC as part of their expansion strategy into other segments of the trucking industry beyond truck leasing and maintenance. After several acquisitions in the mid-80’s, Ryder reversed strategies in the early 1990’s and decided to exit these businesses to focus on truck leasing and logistics.

In 1991, an independent management group led by Roger Blume purchased the company, then called Ryder Temperature Controlled Cartage. At that time, the company had three business units: refrigerated truckload, refrigerated less than truckload and dedicated direct store delivery (DSD). In 1993, the refrigerated LTL and truckload divisions were sold. Mr. George re-entered the business as co-owner with Mr. Blume and the remaining dedicated DSD business was re-named Quickway.

Starting small, the company grew at an average annual rate of 27% for the first nine years with one dedicated customer by focusing on service excellence and operational efficiency. This resulted in solid, stable profitability and a conservative balance sheet.

In August 2002, Tom Scollard joined Quickway as Vice President of Sales and Marketing to initiate a strategy of expanding Quickway’s service to a broader group of food retailers, wholesalers and manufacturers.

In 2003, Mr. George and Mr. Blume decided to expand the senior executive team to ensure continuity in management and ownership, and in February 2004, Bill Prevost joined Quickway as Chief Operating Officer.

Throughout Quickway’s history, the primary concern of the ownership has been for its customers and its employees. Quickway’s Distribution Services Employee Stock Ownership Plan was formed in December 2004 and on June 30, 2005, the Quickway Distribution Services Employee Stock Ownership Trust purchased all the outstanding shares of the company from Mr. Blume and Mr. George.

In July 2005, Mr. George was elected Chairman of the Board of Directors, Mr. Blume as Chief Executive Officer and Mr. Prevost, President.

As Quickway moves into the future, our company is now “Built to Last” for the benefit our customers and employee owners.
Driver Benefits
  • Excellent Home Time
  • High Weekly Averages
  • Scheduled Time Off
  • Paid Holidays and Personal Days
  • 5 Day Work Week
  • All Miles Paid.Loaded and Empty
  • Excellent Benefits Package
  • Paid Vacation 401k
  • Retirement Plan 100 %
  • Palletized Dedicated Freight
  • Performance Bonuses
Quickway offers Owner Operators the opportunity to participate in the following Voluntary Benefit Programs:
  • Individual Major Medical Insurance
  • Vision
  • Short Term Disability
  • Long Term Disability
  • Group Term Life
  • Accident
  • Cancer
  • Universal Life
  • Critical Illness Coverage
  • Long Term Care
  • Medical Bridge
  • Metropolitan Life (Auto, Home, Boat, etc.)
  • Core Values
    WE will be safe, professional, and accountable in everything we do.

    WE will be the low-cost provider, run lean and efficient, while maintaining the highest standards of safety, service, and compliance.

    WE value Honesty, Integrity, and open communication for problem solving and continuous improvement.

    WE will be results-oriented, recognizing and rewarding employees based on their performance.

    WE areBuilt to Last, for the benefit of our customers and shareholder employees.
    Mr. David Wilburn
    Corporate Director of Recruiting
    Ph: 317-803-2852
    Fax: 317-803-2848

    Human Resources
    Barbara Roe
    Human Resources and Benefits Manager
    Ph: 615.834.9470
    Fax: 615.620.1771