Savage Celebrates 75 Years of Moving What Matters

Steve Pollock
September 2021

SALT LAKE CITY, UT…. When Kenneth Savage returned from serving in the U.S. Navy in 1946, he and his father, C.A., purchased an International KB-5 stake body truck and began hauling materials in Utah and surrounding states.  Before long, Kenneth’s brothers Neal and Luke joined the family business.  The three brothers built a successful, multi-generational company through hard work, integrity and innovation, along with the help of other great people.  Today, Savage employs nearly 4,500 team members in over 200 locations throughout North America and in Saudi Arabia, moving and managing critical materials using trucks, trains and marine vessels.

Vice President of Operations Scott Hall explains, “Savage is a global provider of industry infrastructure and supply chain services, which includes transportation, logistics, materials handling and other industrial services.  We enable our customers and partners to feed the world, power our lives and sustain the planet.”

Savage is a transporter of dry and liquid bulk materials, including Haz-Mat.  They operate bottom dump trailers, end dump trailers, pneumatic trailers, flatbeds, liquid bulk tankers and compressed gas trailers.

Today, the company provides services that span the agriculture, energy and chemical, and environmental services industries, operating as Bartlett, Savage and EnviroServe.  The company remains true to the core values established by their founders, which are: do the right thing, find a better way and make a difference.  Safety is also a primary focus throughout the organization.

By holding long-term contracts with many of their customers, Savage provides consistent dedicated hauls on regular lanes that allow nearly all of their drivers to be home every day at the end of their shift.  The fleet is comprised mainly of late model Kenworth, Peterbilt and Mack daycabs.  Since Savage’s operational area is so extensive, the company has positions available for company drivers throughout the USA.  Collaboration and teamwork are key values at Savage and team leaders help new drivers to become acclimated at the company.  V.P. Scott Hall stated, “We value our drivers at Savage and make sure they are trained and treated well.  There is nothing more important than safety at Savage and we involve many of our drivers and other team members in leading our safety programs and making sure we’re all watching out for one another.”

Established by a veteran, Savage has earned the designation of a Military Friendly® Employer over multiple years.  Driver requirements are dependent on the operation and/or part of the business. EnviroServe welcomes new CDL graduates at all operations if they have the ability to obtain a Haz-Mat endorsement. Savage’s requirements vary by operation and may allow new graduates or require 6-12 months experience with doubles and triples endorsements. Bartlett requires a minimum of 2 years driving experience. Savage offers competitive compensation and benefits.  To learn more, visit or contact us by email at [email protected] or by calling 800-233-0883.