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​Smith Transport Marks Purchase of 3,000th Peterbilt

By Steve Pollock

December, 2019

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ROARING SPRINGS, PA… A ceremony was held on October 17th at Smith Transport’s Roaring Springs corporate office to commemorate the purchase of the company’s 3,000th Peterbilt by Chairman of the Board Barry Smith and President/CEO, Todd Smith. Barry founded the company in 1982 with a single truck that he drove himself and a dream to build a company for Professional Truck Drivers. Thirty-seven years later, the company operates nearly 1,000 trucks from their Roaring Spring, PA; Washington, PA; Remington, IN; and Ellenwood, GA terminals. Smith Transports services include truckload, logistics and brokerage, gas and well services along with warehousing and distribution services.

Over the years, the Peterbilts were purchased from Hunter Truck Sales and fittingly, the ceremony was attended by Hunter Truck Sales President and CEO Jeffery Hunter, who is also a member of Smith Transport Board of Directors, as well as executives from Peterbilt and Smith Transport.

Peterbilt number 3,000, which is designated truck number 3,000 was given to a very special Smith Transport driver Dan Girouard. Dan was smith Transport’s 2018 Driver of the Year, with an amazing 1,755,399 safe miles driven. Dan is a US Army veteran, retiring in 2004 and a member of Smith Transport’s prestigious Golden Eagle Million Mile Club. Dan is one of Smith Transport’s Top Runners in 2018. He lives in South Kingstown, Rhode Island with his wife of 34 years, Karen. The couple have a daughter Caitlyn. When he isn’t working, Dan enjoys riding his Harley and cheering on the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Peterbilt Trucks has been an icon of the Smith Transport fleet since the company’s beginning. Barry Smith handed Dan the keys to his elegant 2020 Peterbilt 389. In addition to extra chrome and lights. Dan’s long nose Pete, like all of the trucks in the Smith Transport, is equipped with an APU and a refrigerator. Dan spec’d the truck with a 10 speed, Eaton manual transmission, powered by a 450 hp Cummins ISX15 engine. As you might expect, Dan was anxious to get his new Peterbilt on the road and start putting some miles on it.

Smith Transport is one of the nation’s most dependable truckload carriers and espouses values of teamwork, integrity, accountability, innovative solutions and family.

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Posing in front of Peterbilt #3,000 are from left to right: Jeffrey Hunter, CEO Hunter Truck Sales; Barry Smith, Smith Transport Chairman of the Board; Tommy Smith; and Todd Smith, President and CEO of Smith Transport.