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Carrier Spotlight of the Month: Sloan Transport

TheRoad_SloanThis month’s featured carrier is Sloan Transport of Jackson, MI. Sloan Transport is a second generation flatbed, specialized, and dry van carrier, with 40 company-owned trucks out of Michigan and hundreds of owner operators throughout the United States. Jim and Tawna Sloan started the company in 1982 with one truck that Jim drove. Today, the company is run by their kids, Brandon and Melissa.
 
Brandon Sloan, one of the owners, generously gave me his time to share his thoughts on the trucking industry and provided a little background on Sloan Transport.

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- Communications Specialist- C.H. Robinson

Carrier Spotlight of the Month: S&L Transportation

S&L TransportationThis month’s featured carrier is S&L Transportation. S&L is a family-owned and operated flatbed and van carrier that currently runs 52 trucks and over 100 trailers out of Anderson, SC. Like many family-owned carriers across the country, S&L has transferred hands from one generation to the next. Joe Silvers started S&L in 2002 with only one truck. In 2003, he was able to add more trucks and started running flatbeds to Texas. This continued for four years before S&L moved into the van division and expanded across all 48 contiguous states through the end of 2008. In 2009, something special happened. Joe’s daughter, Tabitha Silvers Elliott, became owner of S&L. I recently got a chance to chat with Tabitha about S&L Transportation.

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- Communications Specialist- C.H. Robinson

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