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Time + Talent + Enthusiasm + Commitment = ProductivityRandy Lee, President & CEO | Stephen J. Silverman, COO
Raven Transport Inc. services the Southeast, Mid-Atlantic, Mid-West and Northeast, with operating authority to service all 48 contiguous states, making it a motor carrier that can meet all your transportation needs. Raven Transport Inc., founded in 1985, is privately owned by W. Randolph Lee, who has assembled and developed an experienced team of transportation specialists dedicated to meeting your trucking needs. Raven Transport is an I.C.C. common/contract irregular route truckload carrier certified by the U.S. Department of Transportation. The N.M.S.D.C. of Florida, Inc. and the Jacksonville Minority Business Development Council have both certified a minority owned company. Raven Transport operates three satellite terminal facilities. They are located in Middletown, OH, Greensboro, NC and Albany, GA. Our home office and Central Dispatch Operations are located in Jacksonville, FL. This facility is open and operates 24 hours per day, 7 days per week year round. With a fleet of over 500 tractors, all power units are late model and equipped with satellite tracking/communications. Our trailer fleet consists of over 1,500 total trailers. Included in this are 350 lightweight 42' trailers used in dedicated operations, 50 tri axle container chassis, and 36 refrigerated trailers also used in a dedicated format. The remaining 1000+ trailers are 53' x 102" x 13'6" trailers equipped with interior pods for interior load securement. With a rigid, in-house Safety Department, all driver associates go through a rigorous screening and selection process. Before moving a pound of freight, each of our non-union, uniformed drivers has demonstrated the abilities and sensibilities required to get the load delivered on time, damage free, every time. Each driver’s performance record is reviewed semi-annually to insure that Raven Transport drivers are among the best on the road. Evidence of this is our being awarded the Truckload Carriers Association National Fleet Safety Contest Winner for the years 2000, 2001, 2002 and 2004. With its strong management, top-notch, state-of-the-art equipment, and experienced personnel, Raven Transport is positioned to handle all time-sensitive freight on pick-up and delivery. Let our high standards be your high standards when you are shipping over the road!
Raven Transport Co., Inc., a certified minority owned company, began operations with 10 tractors and 20 trailers and has since grown to over 460 tractors and 1,500 trailers along with 550 full time associates. In 1986, Raven’s first full year of business, $754,000 in revenue was generated. By 1992, Raven generated $7.8 million - 10 times 1986 revenue - and in 2012 produced revenue over $87 million in gross revenue. Today, Raven is continuing its growth with a customer base of blue chip companies such as MillerCoors, Procter & Gamble, Kraft Foods, J.M. Smucker's, Anheuser Busch and Kimberely Clark generating the majority of our business. When you are transporting thousands of loads each year, it’s easy to overlook the little things, but remembering those little things separates the winners from the rest. Our success has been built on quality service, dedication, and professionalism. Our willingness to tailor logistics to our customers’ specific needs while, at the same time doing what we do best, is one of the key ingredients that has allowed Raven to develop solid, long-term relationships with our customers. We continue to show gains in market share and volume through proven results. Emphasizing the things we do best - service, timely damage-free deliveries, and our professionalism - will provide a focus for achieving a high level of customer satisfaction. With our shippers and the marketplace becoming more sophisticated, the ability to change the way we operate and monitor the shifting needs of our customer is crucial for continued success. With the latest equipment on the road, satellite tracking, computerized dispatch, and with an innovative experienced driver and management team, we can and will meet these ever changing challenges. You are the most important public relations and customer-focused Associate in the company. If we are to maintain a high level of customer satisfaction, we must also maintain a high level of employee satisfaction. Having a good solid customer base is just one ingredient for success. Without professional drivers like yourself, and a knowledgeable support staff, Raven Transport could not prosper in the trucking industry. In meeting the challenges for tomorrow and beyond, Raven Transport must depend on its highly motivated associates that share a sense of integrity and purpose.