Meet the Drivers

Congratulations 4th Quarter Harley Winner

Posted: January 19, 2017

  Congratulations Charlie Hopkins! Charlie has been with Carter Express since April of 1994 and was our 2008 Driver of The Year.  His son, Collin, also started working for Carter Express in December of 2015 so their family has two generations of Carter Express Drivers! To be eligible for the Harley drawing, you must have four consecutive quarters in a row with no safety violations.  After that, your name is entered into the drawing every quarter that you qualify.  Charlie has over 2.5 million safe miles with the company.  He is currently running the new Stant shuttles every day. Thank you Charlie for your commitment to safe driving.  For the benefit of … Continue reading

Carter Express Driver Receives Master Truck Driver Award

Posted: January 10, 2017

  Muriel Summerville strolled into our Corporate Office today thinking he had an appointment with our Safety Department. Unbeknownst to him, he was being honored with a pretigious award that less than 2% of the nation’s truck drivers are qualified to receive … The Master Truck Driver Award. The Master Truck Driver program recognizes our industry’s top drivers who have compiled a career record of excellence through professionalism and service. To be certified, a nominated driver must have either one million accident-free miles or ten years of accident-free driving, be violation free for the past three years, and have a record of educational or community service activities.  Muriel, a 41 … Continue reading

A Trucker’s Perspective: Life in the Slow Lane

Posted: January 3, 2017

Truckers often debate the mythical 5 to 10 MPH buffer police give when they clock you, but is it true and does it even matter? Sure, when you’re looking at a 500+ mile journey, that extra 10 MPH sounds like a lot of time savings, but what’s the cost? Safety, fuel, tickets, bonus opportunities, etc.? More often than not, the biggest cost is your stress level and sanity. Faster-paced, aggressive driving can lead to a tremendous amount of stress to what is already a stressful job. Between dealing with the 4-wheelers, construction zones, and deadlines, drivers find themselves under constant pressure, and the increased anxiety of speeding will only lead … Continue reading

A Trucker’s Perspective: Life in the Slow Lane

Posted: January 22, 2016

Truckers often debate the mythical 5 to 10 MPH buffer police give when they clock you, but is it true and does it even matter? Sure, when you’re looking at a 500+ mile journey, that extra 10 MPH sounds like a lot of time savings, but what’s the cost? Safety, fuel, tickets, bonus opportunities, etc.? More often than not, the biggest cost is your stress level and sanity. Faster-paced, aggressive driving can lead to a tremendous amount of stress to what is already a stressful job. Between dealing with the 4-wheelers, construction zones, and deadlines, drivers find themselves under constant pressure, and the increased anxiety of speeding will only lead … Continue reading

Maintenance Priorities Straight from the Experts

Posted: November 2, 2015

Your truck is the heart of your work and you need to be able to count on it to get the job done. The best way to keep your truck rolling smoothly mile after mile is to follow good maintenance practices. We decided to go straight to the source on this one and ask some of the people who know best: our Carter Express maintenance team and drivers. Here are a few maintenance highlights that our resident experts wanted to share.


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