SAFETY NOTICE – Dates for yearly brake check blitz announced!

Brake Safety Week is coming!  Are you prepared?


September 15th through September 21st throughout the U.S. and Canada is Brake Safety Week. During this time frame, law enforcement will be conducting roadside inspections to look for critical brake violations. Vehicles that have critical violations will be placed out of service. This year the focus for law enforcement will be on brake hoses and tubing.


In 2018, over 35,000 inspections were done on commercial vehicles during the week long campaign.


For more information, visit this link!


Please pay extra attention during your pre-trip inspections! Have a concern? Please reach out to the Safety Department or schedule an appointment with Carter Maintenance!


As always, stay safe!

Save the Date

Hey Carter! We are excited to announce the following dates for upcoming Carter events.  We’ve planned some NEW events and kept some of our old favorites.  We hope to see all of you at an event soon.


Anderson Family Day
Saturday, August 24th
Indianapolis Indians – Victory Field

Romulus Family Day
Sunday, September 15th
Romulus Athletic Center
RSVP website coming soon!


Knoxville Family Day
Saturday, October 5th
Museum of Appalachia
RSVP website coming soon!


Employee Awards Banquet
Saturday, November 23rd
Embassy Suites Noblesville IN
RSVP website coming soon!


Laredo & Canton Terminal Events details to follow!

Questions regarding an upcoming Carter Event or Happening? Email Katy Waldrep at

Let’s stay SOCIAL! NEW Podcast!

We are excited to Introduce our new ‘Wheels In Motion’ Podcast! On the podcast, Carter plans to release a monthly episode that will help enrich our listeners with industry insight and tips for customers.  SUBSCRIBE TODAY!

Available on Apple Podcast….Search ‘Wheels In Motion’

Stay up to date with Carter Happenings on Facebook, Twitter, & Instagram!


Introducing the NEW Company Driver Bonus Program

We are excited to announce a 3% quarterly safety & performance bonus for our company drivers! This bonus is in addition to the base pay you are receiving now, and is a 3% increase in gross pay. This bonus is very similar to the bonus program that we rolled into the base pay in July of 2017. The bonus program will start in the second quarter, beginning on April 1st.  Please watch your mail for more information detailing the program.

If you have questions or would like to speak to someone regarding the NEW bonus program, please reach out to our Driver Relations Team @ or call Shonda X1270 or Erica X1244.


As always drive safe!


Employee Appreciation – Anderson RSVP TODAY!

Join us for a day of baseball and help us cheer on the Indianapolis Indians against the Louisville Bats.

Details for the event are listed below.
When: August 24th, 2019
Location: Victory Field Indianapolis, IN
Gates Open & Ticket Pick-Up at Main Gate – 5:15PM to 6:30PM
Game Starts – 7:05PM
Buffet Served Open House Style – 6:30PM to 8:00PM

Please follow the link for more information and to RSVP.

 Your RSVP is required to attend.   Last day to RSVP is August 9th.  Questions? Please call Katy Waldrep X1221

See ya on the field!

Team Driver Match-Up – We can help

Are you a solo driver who has interest in Team Driving, but doesn’t have another TEAM member? OR are you a solo driver whose spouse or significant other has an interest in driving, but doesn’t have a CDL?


Contact our Recruiting Department or Driver Relations to find your perfect TEAM match!

Jim Fairfield EXT 1285 can help your spouse or significant other obtain the tools to be a professional driver!

Shonda Claborn EXT 1270 can help find another solo driver who wants to team!!


Driving Healthy Tips: 1 in 5 Deaths Worldwide Associated With Poor Diets

According to a recently published study, 11 million deaths in 2017 were attributable to dietary risk factors. That total number translates to one-fifth of the world’s total deaths. The study defines dietary risk factors and poor diets as ones that are heavy in sugar, salt and trans fats.

While this study reveals startling numbers, it’s a well-known fact that eating healthy can help reduce your risk of developing chronic conditions like heart disease or Type 2 diabetes. By keeping such conditions at bay, you can maintain your overall health and be well on your way to living a long, healthy life.

Here are some tips to help you start eating healthier:

  • Balance your plate with a variety of foods. Your plate should be 50% fruits and vegetables, 25% lean meat, poultry or fish, and 25% grains.
  • Get a personalized eating plan. Speak with your doctor to develop a plan that will give you the amounts of each food group you need daily. Your doctor may recommend you seek out a registered dietician or nutritionist to create the best plan for you.
  • Beware of sweetened drinks. Sodas and sports drinks are high in calories and sugars or sugar substitutes. Whenever possible, choose water over these drinks.
  • Read food labels carefully. Make sure to always read nutrition labels to find out how healthy a particular food may be. It’s also important to check the ingredient list, which is different from the nutritional label.

For more information on how you can improve or maintain a healthy diet, contact your doctor.

July Milestone Anniversaries

The following employees will hit a “milestone” anniversary in July of 3, 5, 10, 15, 20, or 25 years of service. Please congratulate everyone listed below when you see them at Carter!

3 Years – Daniel Anderson, Brian Albright, Janet Fleet, Anthony Thygerson, Travis Brink
5 Years – Antwan Kelly, Darren Richards, Larry Killian, Josh Otto, Juan Figueroa
10 Years – Albert Sherrill, Philip Bebout Jr., Robyn Bogenschutz
20 Years – Tim Horn


WELCOME! May New Hires

We had 58 new employees join Carter in May. Please help us welcome them to the Carter Family!

Anderson: Jordan Cleveland, Roxanna Cogill, Philip Rowe, Lewis Shell, Kristopher Wallace
Anderson Drivers: Tamara Elamin, Randall Franklin Jr., Wilbert Gillespie, Godwin Nwanegbo, James Plake, Charles Price Jr., Kevin Shoopman, Joseph Wright
Paragould Driver: Zachary Smith
Laredo Drivers: Jose Andrade, Henry Coulston, Dominic Dudley, Jose Gaona, Yadira Hernandez, Maximiliano Paniagua, Noel Rangel Llamas, Alex Rios, Rosa Santos, Jose Trinidad, Anthony Valdez
Romulus: Gary Black, Edwin Ghist, Gerald Radke
Romulus Drivers: Bernard Clark, Saleem Darnell Jr., Kenneth Henry, Zoran Ivanovski, James Krist, Sabine Perez, Derek Reitzel
Knoxville: Danny Nelson, Richard Suffridge, Justin Wolfe
Knoxville Drivers: Dennis Blevins, Tessa Johnson, William Milam, Dustin Paciorek, Robert Sanders, Ida Woods
Vandalia: Reginald Hicks, Ryan Campbell, Terry Curtis, Richard Gray, Cecil Burns, Michelle Banks, Faith Harmon
Vandalia Drivers: Joshua Calhoun, Earnest Steele, Matthew Sutton, Cheryl Warren
Hebron: Alexandru Fehrenbach
Hebron Drivers: Mark Henderson, Desuan Terrell

Thank you for choosing to join the Carter team. We are happy you are here.

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