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​Owner-Operators Drive U.S. Bulk To A Record Breaking Year!

By Steve Pollock

March, 2018

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ERIE, PA… Since the last time MOVIN’ OUT featured U.S. Bulk Transport a premiere bulk hauler headquartered in Erie, PA back in March 2014, many changes have occurred. Craig Goodelle has taken command and stepped into the Presidents seat. Craig started in 1996 in dispatch moved into the terminal manager position in 2004, Chief Operations Manager in 2012, C.O.O. in 2015 and finally in 2017 became President. Craig’s father Gary Goodelle founded U.S. Bulk in 1991 and remains with the company as a mentor and consultant. 

2017 was a great year for U.S. Bulk, not only did the company experience huge profit and revenue gains, but they also opened 4 new terminals as well, bringing their total to 22 terminals and logistics offices.

When asked how U.S. Bulk achieved such phenomenal growth in 2017, Craig states, “With the hard work of employees, partners and Owner-Operators we opened 4 new terminals. Employees and Owner-Operators alike are all equally invested in making our company as great and as strong as it is today. Owner-Operators started this company 27 years ago and have been the foundation ever since. We are constantly getting compliments from customers regarding the professional nature of our Owner-Operators. They are business men and women and take their jobs seriously.”

As opposed to their competition, U.S. Bulk Transport is 100% owner-operator based with no company trucks to compete with. With 22 locations, U.S. Bulk has the largest network of terminals and logistics offices of any bulk hauler in the country being able to offer more freight and more opportunities. U.S. Bulk Transport, Inc. enjoys some of the best tonnage rates in the industry due to the long-term relationships established with their customers. They specialize in dump freight, both industrial and hazmat. U.S. Bulk pays contractors 80% per net ton and 100% of the fuel surcharge, which is paid up front in the contractors’ weekly settlement. As of February 1, 2018 the fuel surcharge was 32% and changes with the national average every week. All settlements are completely transparent; the contractors know exactly what they will make on each load.

There are also tremendous safety and longevity bonuses in place. U.S. Bulk makes a significant investment in safety with 6 full time employees working in the Safety Department. There is a courteous and knowledgeable support staff at U.S. Bulk, serving Owner-Operators in all areas from safety to settlements, permitting, accounting, sales and dispatch. These dedicated employees who work with U.S. Bulk contractors are a large part of the reason the company has a very low turnover rate. Owner-operators have been leased to U.S. Bulk for 10, 20 and ever 25+ years. Craig stated Mark Strong was one of the first to sign on with Gary Goodelle and U.S. Bulk and is celebrating 26 years of safe driving!

U.S. Bulk also offers contractors a fuel card program and they are continually negotiating discounts on fuel, tires and insurance. The company is also ELD compliant and can interface with any FMCSA compliant ELD system. They can help you become ELD compliant if you are not already. ELD exempt tractors are also welcome.

Craig prides himself in focusing and investing in sales and strong customer relationships rather than company equipment that takes away from the owner-operators and business men and women. Dump work is lucrative and U.S. Bulk offers the best program to help you get started. If you have a D.O.T. complaint tractor and the will to work, you can make a very nice living with one of the premiere dump haulers in the industry. Owner-Operators are welcome with or without hazmat endorsements or dump trailers. For information, call 800-609-6611 or visit U.S. Bulk Transport, Inc. online at or at Booth #68032 at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Kentucky on March 22-24.


U.S. Bulk President Craig Goodelle.

Mark Strong U.S. Bulk owner operator), 26 plus years safe driving shaking hands with operations and recruiting director Chris Kavala.