Epes Transport System, LLC Reaches 90-Years Anniversary

April 2021

 Greensboro, NC… Epes Transport System, LLC, the largest private truckload van carrier based in North Carolina, is celebrating its 90th anniversary. In an industry where carrier closures are common, Epes has endured many challenges over nearly a century and continued to grow, attributing its success and longevity to its employees’ hard work, dedication, experience, and valued customers.

“The culture at Epes is a function of its people.  Whether it’s year one/truck one or year 90/truck 1,600, the people make EpesTransport special,” says Phil Peck, Epes Chief Operating Officer. “What has never wavered or been lost during good times of growth, or challenging times in the industry, is the trust, honesty and transparency that each person shows to their fellow Epesassociate.  At every level of the organization, and with every opportunity, we lean on each other, we count on each other, and we invest in each other.”

Epes Transport was founded in 1931 in Blackstone, Va., as a tobacco hauler with three trucks. Originally known as "The Transport Company," it began as a family-owned business and continued that way for over 55 years. Epes Transport was purchased in September of 1987 by Epes Carriers, Inc., in Greensboro, N.C. Penske Logistics, based in Reading, Pa., acquired Epes Transport System in 2018. Today, Epes Transport is the transportation solutions provider of choice for the eastern two-thirds of the United States, with over 1,550 tractors and more than 7,100 trailers. Epes has been named on the lists of Top Workplaces, Best Fleets to Drive For, Most Valuable Employer Military Winner, and Top Companies for Women to Work for in Transportation, among many others.

Looking ahead to the next 90 years, Epes will continue to build relationships with its associates, its communities and the industry at large. Epes will remain dedicated to delivering outstanding results, striving for excellence in providing transportation solutions for its customers. Finally, Epes will maintain the highest standard of safety and business ethics of which all who associate with Epes Transport System can be proud.

For more information on Epes Transport System, LLC and their services please visit epestransport.com.