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CDL A Owner Operators – Davis Transport Inc

Freedom. Reliability. Ownership. Ask any flatbed trucker and those three traits are their primary focus when looking for flatbed owner operators. For more than 50 years, Davis Transport Inc., has been building relationships with their clients by putting safety and customer satisfaction first. Maintaining those standards takes quality flatbed owner operators who take pride in ownership and strive to reach safety and service goals with every truckload.

Our flatbed owner operators are successful at Davis Transport Inc. It doesn’t matter if you are a flatbed owner operator who is lease purchasing a truck for the third time, or first-time independent contractor looking to take the next step in your trucking career, Davis Transport Inc.’s flatbed owner operator program is here to help flatbed independent contractors set and reach their business goals. Participants in our owner operator program receive industry leading flatbed percentage pay.  As well as all of Davis Transport Inc.’s independent contractor benefits such as:

Our flatbed owner operators compensation is a leader in the industry.

    • Average 90% of gross invoice.
    • 100% pay on all accessorial charges including but not limited to 100% flatbed tarp pay, fuel surcharges and many more
    • Flatbed weekly settlements
    • LTL Freight
    • Non forced dispatch
    • Fuel discounts
    • Shop discounts
    • Tire discounts

Davis Transport has regional and OTR opportunities in your area.  We work hard to provide consistent home time while keeping your miles and revenue at high levels.  Our freight is very strong and our customer base includes Fortune 200 and 500 companies across the nation.  Our owner-operators have leading profits year over year.  By joining Davis Transport you will be taking your career and business to another level.  Join our family today.

PAY / BENEFITS

    • Percentage Pay – We pay on average 90% of every invoice.  Our top grossing owner-operators realize over $250,000 per year in gross revenue.
    • Fuel Surcharge – You will get paid FSC at Davis Transport.  We understand that fuel is a big expense to run your operations.
    • Stops, Tarps, Detention – These are paid at 100% to our owner-operator team.  For some of our customers this is a very large amount of money per trip.
    • Fuel Discounts – We have some of the best fuel discounts in the country and one of the largest networks of fuel stops.  We have a fuel App that gives up to date fuel prices daily and in real-time.
    • Shop Rates / Tire Rates – Our owner-operators get to utilize our shop at a rate of $50 per hour and get all parts at cost.  On average we save our owner-operator team $10,000 to $15,000 per month in repair bills.  We also have a full tire shop with exceptional pricing on tires.  Our install rate is also half of a tire shop.
    • Strong Freight – Our customer base largely consists of Fortune 200 and 500 companies.
    • Exceptional Insurance Rates – If you use our insurance our owner-operators save money and put more dollars in their pockets.
    • Home Time – We are committed to our driving team to get you home exactly when you need or want to be there.
    • Bonus – We offer a $2,500 sign-on bonus for every owner-operator.

While Davis Transport Inc., is one of the leading flatbed freight carriers in the nation, we consider ourselves a company built for flatbed owner operators by flatbed owner operators. Our flatbed lease purchase program has facilitated hundreds of truckers’ transition from employee to business ownership. To learn more about our flatbed owner operator program lease click here.

Operation Safe Driver Week Oct 16-22

osd-sm-1The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) Operation Safe Driver week will begin this Sunday on October 16 and run through Saturday, October 22. Law enforcement agencies throughout North America will engage in heightened traffic safety enforcement and education aimed at combating unsafe driving behaviors by commercial and passenger vehicles.

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s “Large Truck Crash Causation Study” cites driver behavior as the critical reason for more than 88% of large truck crashes and 93% of passenger vehicle crashes. CVSA’s operation Safe Driver program was created to help to reduce the number of crashes, deaths and injuries involving large truck, busses, and cars caused by such behaviors.

Law enforcement will be on the lookout for speeding, failure to use a seat belt while operating a commercial vehicle, distracted driving, failure to obey traffic  control devices, traveling too closely, improper lane change, and other unsafe driving conduct.  Last year’s Operation Safe Driver Week pulled over 21,000 commercial and passenger vehicles and conducted 19,480 roadside inspections.  The good news: Last year’s effort resulted in passenger vehicle drivers being cited at a 3 to 1 rate compared to commercial vehicles.  Ultimately, 3,929 warnings were given out to commercial drivers along with 4,062 citations. The top five warnings and citations issued to commercial drivers in 2015 were:

  1. Size and weight
  2. Speeding
  3. Failure to use a seat belt while operating vehicle
  4. Failure to obey traffic control device
  5. Using a hand-held phone

Now is the time to make sure that you’re ready for Operation Safe Driver Week.  A lot of the top warnings and citations are easy things that you can fix yourself. Here are some tips to make sure you’re prepared:

  • Be Ready For a Level 1 Inspection. Ensure that all your paperwork is valid and accessible. One of the most effective ways to stay compliant and to protect yourself from violations is to do a pre-trip inspection.
  • Practice Safe Driving Habits. Always use your seatbelt when operating your vehicle, follow posted speed limits, and drive for the conditions.
  • Avoid Distracted Driving. Answering your phone, sending a quick text message, playing with the radio, eating while driving, etc. are all examples of distracted driving and things you should avoid. Pull over, do what you need to do, and then get back on the road. It might add a couple more minutes to your trip but it could save a life.
  • Obey Hours-of-Service Regulations. HOS violations accounted for nearly half of all driver related violations in 2015. Always ensure that you’re running in compliance with the rules and regulations required for the industry.

 

While Davis Transport Inc., is one of the leading flatbed freight carriers in the nation, we consider ourselves a company built for flatbed owner operators by flatbed owner operators. Our flatbed lease purchase program has facilitated hundreds of truckers’ transition from employee to business ownership. To learn more about our flatbed lease purchase program lease click here.

Davis Transport Now Offers A Discount Program

abenityDavis has teamed with Abenity to provide our office staff, company drivers and owner operators with an elite collection of local and national discounts from thousands of hotels, restaurants, movie theaters, retailers, florists, car dealers, theme parks, national attractions, concerts, and events – all powered online by Abenity.

Vendors include Costco, Sprint, Firestone, DirecTV, T-Mobile, Dell, Target.com, PODS, LifeLock, Verizon Wireless, Overstock.com, Brooks Brothers, Bally Total Fitness, Olive Garden, Red Lobster and Outback Steakhouse. Offers are also available from over 150 national attractions and theme parks including the Walt Disney World® Resort, Universal Studios®, SeaWorld, Cirque du Soleil, and Six Flags!

Some features of the program are:

  • 300,000+ discounts in for hotels, dining, movie tickets and more.
  • Free mobile app for IPhone, Android and Windows devices, with “Near me” offers.
  • Mobile coupons that do not require access to a printer, simple “Show and Save”.
  • Health and wellness savings.
  • 24/7/365 phone help desk support and weekly perks 101 webinars.

Discount offers are redeemable in-store through printable and mobile coupons, online, and over the phone.

 

While Davis Transport Inc., is one of the leading flatbed freight carriers in the nation, we consider ourselves a company built for flatbed owner operators by flatbed owner operators. Our flatbed lease purchase program has facilitated hundreds of truckers’ transition from employee to business ownership. To learn more about our flatbed lease purchase program lease click here.

Safest Carrier in Montana

Davis was awarded 1st Place for the Safest Carrier in Montana in the 500,000 to 750,000 mile category.  This award is presented by Great West Safety in Association with American Trucking Associations.

Thank you to our driving team and each of you for making this happen!

low_resWhile Davis Transport Inc., is one of the leading flatbed freight carriers in the nation, we consider ourselves a company built for flatbed owner operators by flatbed owner operators. Our flatbed lease purchase program has facilitated hundreds of truckers’ transition from employee to business ownership. To learn more about our flatbed lease purchase program lease click here.

Trucking Moves America Forward

Trucking Moves America Forward, and here at Davis Transport, Inc. we continually strive to be the best in safety, customer satisfaction and a leader in technological advancement within the industry. We are proud to be an important link in transcontinental shipment of commodities across the United States.

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Trucks have remained the most heavily used mode for moving goods  to and from the United States and its Nafta trade partners, Canada and Mexico, hauling 65.4% of freight, U.S. Department of Transportation said Aug. 25. Trucks accounted for $31.2 billion of the $49.2 billion of imports, or 63.5%, and $29.4 billion of the $43.5 billion of exports, or 67.5%, DOT’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics said in its latest release of the statistics. Davis has been delivering freight across the Continental United States and Canada since 1960. Our employees are passionate about what they do and work tirelessly to meet the needs of our customers by providing the highest level of customer service.

While Davis Transport Inc., is one of the leading flatbed freight carriers in the nation, we consider ourselves a company built for flatbed owner operators by flatbed owner operators. Our flatbed lease purchase program has facilitated hundreds of truckers’ transition from employee to business ownership. To learn more about our flatbed lease purchase program lease click here.

Davis Transport – New Technology Roll Out – Happening Now!

Davis Transport, Inc is rolling out new technology platforms to better serve our driving team and our customers. Technology investment is critical to provide our customers and our driving team the tools they need to succeed.

In addition to a new operating system we are rolling out a Mobile In-Cab platform that will allow our driving team to send real-time images / paperwork to be processed the same day. The Mobile In-Cab platform will be accessible via a smart phone, a tablet or a laptop. This new Mobile In-Cab system will also have weather reporting, road conditions, routing and allow our driving team to receive dispatch information, directions and other load data directly via their chosen device.

We look forward to sharing all of these technology investments with our stakeholders.

While Davis Transport Inc., is one of the leading flatbed freight carriers in the nation, we consider ourselves a company built for flatbed owner operators by flatbed owner operators. Our flatbed lease purchase program has facilitated hundreds of truckers’ transition from employee to business ownership. To learn more about our flatbed lease purchase program lease click here.

Flatbed Rates Increase

Flatbed Rates Increase

There has been an uptick in flatbed rates across the country for the near-term and year-over-year.  The demand within the industry has driven some of the increase across the industry.  In addition, production has moved upward slightly.  Some of this uptick can be attributed to seasonality.  The chart below identifies the different asset classes within the transportation industry and movements in respective rates.

INDUSTRY TRENDS WEEK MONTH YEAR
  Apr 10 – 16 vs.
Apr 3 – 9
Mar 2016 vs.
Feb 2016
Mar 2016 vs.
Mar 2015
Spot Market Loads -6.4% +42% -28%
Spot Market Capacity +4.5% +8.4% +16%
Van Load-To-Truck -9.7% +18% -53%
Van Rates (Spot) -2.0% +0.0% -21%
Flatbed Load-To-Truck -14% +68% +7.0%
Flatbed Rates (Spot) -0.5% +1.1% -16%
Reefer Load-To-Truck -2.9% +5.6% -65%
Reefer Rates (Spot) -1.1% -1.1% -17%
Fuel Prices +0.6% +4.6% -28%

Data Source: DAT

Concurrently we have seen a slight rise in rise in fuel prices from February 2016 to March 2016.  On a year-over-year basis fuel prices are down.  Flatbed continues to lead most asset classes for RPM within the transportation industry.  In addition, on a year-over-year basis flatbed has realized an increase in rates.

Davis Transport, Inc. is a leading flatbed transportation company. Davis Transport, Inc. only works with the best flatbed truckers who put safety and customer service above all. We are currently recruiting for flatbed independent contractors to join our fleet. Whether you are a veteran flatbed owner operator or a trucker looking to start your own business through Davis’ flatbed lease purchase program, give us a call today. All of our independent contractors enjoy the same benefits, as well as one of the highest levels of compensation in the industry for semi-tractor-flatbed combinations.

CDL A Lease Purchase Truck Drivers! Strong Freight! Brand New Equipment! Industry Leader – Davis Transport

Freedom. Reliability. Ownership. Ask any flatbed trucker and those three traits are their primary focus when looking for a flatbed lease purchase program. For more than 50 years, Davis Transport Inc., has been building relationships with their clients by putting safety and customer satisfaction first. Maintaining those standards takes quality flatbed owner operators who take pride in ownership and strive to reach safety and service goals with every truckload.

Our flatbed lease purchase program helps flatbed owner operators of all experience levels get on the road, earn a living, and more importantly, pay off their truck. It doesn’t matter if you are a flatbed owner operator who is lease purchasing a truck for the third time, or first-time independent contractor looking to take the next step in your trucking career, Davis Transport Inc.’s flatbed lease purchase program is here to help flatbed independent contractors set and reach their business goals. Participants in our flatbed lease purchase program receive the same flatbed percentage pay that our independent contractors enjoy, as well as many of Davis Transport Inc.’s independent contractor benefits such as:

We have late model tractors available for Lease Purchase.  Our Lease Purchase rates are very competitive.  We are constantly sourcing new equipment.

    • 92% compensation on exempt commodities
    • 82% on lumber and wood products, which increase to 83% after one year
    • 100% pay on all accessorial charges including but not limited to 100% flatbed tarp pay, fuel surcharges and many more
    • Flatbed weekly settlements
    • LTL Freight
    • Non forced dispatch

DAVIS TRANSPORT LEASE PURCHASE ADVANTAGES

      • Late Model Equipment – 2012 to brand new 2016 tractors.  Our financial strength is passed on to you with great equipment.
      • 100% Approval Rate – If you are approved to drive as an owner-operator for us you will be approved to enter into our lease-purchase program.
      • $0 Down – We do not require any down payment in our lease-purchase program.
      • No Credit Check – We do not run a credit check on you.
      • Low Weekly Payments – Our program creates successful owner-operators.  Our objective is for you to succeed.
      • Variety of Equipment – We have Kenworth, Peterbilt, Freightliner and International tractors to choose from.
      • StartUp Equipment – We will can supply your tarps, chains, binders, headache rack, straps, tarp boxes and other gear to get you going and let you pay that back over time.
      • Lightest Tarps – If you need tarps you will have access to the lightest most durable tarps in the industry when you join Davis Transport.

Davis Transport has regional and OTR opportunities in your area.  We work hard to provide consistent home time while keeping your miles and revenue at high levels.  Our freight is very strong and our customer base includes Fortune 200 and 500 companies across the nation.  Our owner-operators have leading profits year over year.  By joining Davis Transport you will be taking your career and business to another level.  Join our family today.

PAY / BENEFITS

    • Percentage Pay – We pay on average 90% of every invoice.  Our top grossing owner-operators realize over $250,000 per year in gross revenue.
    • Fuel Surcharge – You will get paid FSC at Davis Transport.  We understand that fuel is a big expense to run your operations.
    • Stops, Tarps, Detention – These are paid at 100% to our owner-operator team.  For some of our customers this is a very large amount of money per trip.
    • Fuel Discounts – We have some of the best fuel discounts in the country and one of the largest networks of fuel stops.  We have a fuel App that gives up to date fuel prices daily and in real-time.
    • Shop Rates / Tire Rates – Our owner-operators get to utilize our shop at a rate of $50 per hour and get all parts at cost.  On average we save our owner-operator team $10,000 to $15,000 per month in repair bills.  We also have a full tire shop with exceptional pricing on tires.  Our install rate is also half of a tire shop.
    • Strong Freight – Our customer base largely consists of Fortune 200 and 500 companies.
    • Exceptional Insurance Rates – If you use our insurance our owner-operators save money and put more dollars in their pockets.
    • Home Time – We are committed to our driving team to get you home exactly when you need or want to be there.
    • Bonus – We offer a $2,500 sign-on bonus for every owner-operator.

While Davis Transport Inc., is one of the leading flatbed freight carriers in the nation, we consider ourselves a company built for flatbed owner operators by flatbed owner operators. Our flatbed lease purchase program has facilitated hundreds of truckers’ transition from employee to business ownership. To learn more about our flatbed lease purchase program lease click here.

3 Ways To Save On Tires At Davis Transport

At Davis Transport we are constantly looking for ways to make our driving team more successful.  At Davis Transport we have an exceptional tire program that maximizes casing value and allows owner-operators to save significant money on their tire purchases.  On top of saving money on the tires and consistently having casing credits to use we save owner-operators money on the install of tires as we do that in our own shop.

3 Ways to Save on Tires

March 2016, TruckingInfo.com – Department

by Jim Park, Equipment Editor

Everybody knows tires can eat up a big chunk of a fleet’s operating budget. Keeping costs in line isn’t impossible, but you have to work at it. And there’s one important thing to remember: You can’t simply copy another fleet’s approach in your own operation. There are just too many factors at play to make that work. Ambient temperatures, pavement condition, axle loads, exposure to damage and the skill and diligence (or lack thereof) of the maintenance department will determine how your tires wear and thus, how much they will cost you.

Here are three suggestions that can help you get a handle on tire costs and keep them under control.

Analyze your scrap tires

A good place to begin is where the previous tire left off. If something is robbing your tires of life, you need to find out what’s wrong. Analyzing every tire you take out of service is a bit like doing a post-mortem to determine the cause of death.

Gary Schroeder, director of commercial vehicle and OEM sales for Cooper Tire’s Roadmaster brand, suggests using the ATA Technology & Maintenance Council’s Radial Tire Conditions Analysis Guide as a resource.

“The guide provides photos of tire conditions for steer, drive and trailer tires, which are very helpful if you’re not an experienced scrap tire inspector,” he says. “It also outlines a list of possible causes for the condition, in addition to suggestions for what might need to be done to the vehicle and what to do in operations.”

If those conditions point to a maintenance- or service-related item, the tires will continue to hit the scrap tire pile until the problem is corrected.

Typical maintenance-related causes could be alignment, lack of adequate inflation, improperly matched tires, suspension issues or improper bearing adjustment. Once identified, these can be corrected.

Service-related conditions could include improper repairs, mounting damage with torn beads, and load/inflation issues. The age of the casings and the number of retreads also need to be looked at.

“If you find a condition that can’t be traced to a cause, your tire dealer or tire manufacturer should be brought in for help,” Schroeder says.

Scrap tire analysis also might reveal some recoverable dollars from possible warranty issues. If nothing else, if a host of service issues show up in the examination, you’ll know that your tire program needs rehabilitation. That could be a big money saver, too.

Retreading can extend casing life two, three or even four times, significantly lowering the life-cycle cost of the tire. While retread costs vary with the type of tread, the quality of the casing and the contract arrangement you have with the retreader, prices are roughly a third to half that of a new tire.

If you keep an eye on casing value, you’ll know that casings sold seem to fetch a fraction of what they are truly worth. You might get $90 to $125 for a good casing in a tight market, but retreading the casing gives you a “new” tire with a couple of hundred thousand miles of life – often several times. Which is more valuable?

“A casing is a terrible thing to waste, since at least 75% of the cost of a tire is in the casing,” says Ron Elliott, marketing and communications manager, Marangoni Tread North America.

Plus, there’s a significant environmental benefit to retreading.

“Retreading a truck tire requires significantly less oil and 70% less energy to produce, contains 75% post-consumer material and keeps tires out of landfills,” says Matt Loos, director of truck and bus tire marketing at Bridgestone.

There are three key factors in a successful retreading program:

  • Start with new tires that have a good history of retreadability
  • Protect the value of the casing through good tire management
  • Maximize the casing usage through strategic deployment in less demanding applications.

According to Loos, it’s no coincidence that fleets that use retreaded tires successfully are good at tire management.

“Besides achieving the lowest cost per mile, retreading encourages fleets to better manage their tire assets overall,” he says. “In general, fleets that use retreaded tires often do a better job of protecting and caring for tire casings to ensure they can be retreaded. Greater attention to good tire care practices helps to improve wear-out performance and fuel economy for the fleet, and it can help reduce costly road calls.”

Proper inflation and regular inflation checks will keep all tires in service longer — including retreads. While several tire debris studies have disproven the notion that modern retreads suffer from failing more often than new tires, doubts linger.

“Proper tire pressure is one of the simplest aspects of daily truck upkeep, but it can have major short- and long-term effects on tire life and performance, fuel economy, and maintenance costs,” says Jon Intagliata, product manager of tire pressure monitoring systems at Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems. “Underinflation by 20% results in a 30% reduction in tire life. We see this across the industry. Nearly half of all emergency service road calls are tire related, and underinflation – along with excessive heat, which is an additional consequence of low tire pressure – is responsible for 90% of tire failures.”

You won’t get far with retreads if you buy lower-quality tires in the first place and then neglect them. If retreads get a bum rap, this may be part of the reason.

“Most casings are designed and manufactured to be highly repairable and retreadable to last more than one life,” Elliott says. “A proper tire management program will help ensure the very lowest total running cost.”

Compare tire cost to tire value

On the other hand, price alone is not always a sure indicator of quality, says Cooper Tire’s Schroeder.You could easily reduce your upfront tire costs by buying cheap tires, but that decision may come back to bite you.

“Tires are far from a commodity item, and tire price points don’t always tell you the ‘life’ you should expect to get from them,” he says. “Just because you pay more for a tire doesn’t mean you will get higher mileage and more retreads.”

Schroeder believes that in order to get the most out of your tires, it is important to find a brand that provides long miles to removal, as well as one that takes into account the casing quality and belt package.

In today’s tire market, fleet managers can be tempted by the lure of low-priced tires over retreading higher quality value tires. According to Patrick Gunn, director of sales and marketing for commercial tires at Giti Tire (USA), “These budget tires are designed for single use, with poor retreadability, resulting in a shortened product lifecycle.”

Gunn suggests fleet managers do a head-to-head comparison of the tires they are considering, focusing on certain characteristics as well as the tire’s construction and the materials used to build the tire:

Footprint and ground contact pressure area: Rectangles are good, ovals bad. The closer to a rectangular shape the contact area is, the more durable the tire. If the contact area resembles an oval shape, the wear life is compromised due to different rolling circumferences across the tread width. A rectangular shaped contact patch has pressure distributed evenly for longer even wear.

Under-tread rubber depth: Seek an under-tread rubber depth that is deeper than most budget or inexpensive tires. Thick under-tread rubber promotes long tire life when the tread is worn out and protects the casing from damage, which enhances retreadability.

Belt layout: Belt design optimizes tread rigidity, which improves contact pressure (makes it more rectangular in shape) and wear performance. Uniform belt layouts provide higher mileage, fuel savings and positive environmental impact.

Bead construction: As a force and contact bearing point, the bead acts as support to pass force from tire to rim. Bead contact area with the rim edge has 10 times the pressure on the interface compared to other parts of the tire.

“Ask tire dealers and manufacturers for specifics on these tire attributes,” Gunn suggests. “Spending some additional time to separate tires with quality materials, construction and design from the inexpensive, lesser quality tires on the market will reduce your overall tire operating costs.”

One final note on lowering tire costs; it can be easy to step over a dollar to pick up a dime. Lloyd Hair, direct of maintenance at heavy-hauler Keen Transport of New Kingstown, Penn., will only run brand new tires on any load over 55 tons. Despite having a very advanced tire program, Hair says tire problems can be mission-crippling when you have to run daylight hours only under permit with those big loads.

“We just can’t afford to stop those trucks,” he says. “To lessen the chance of a problem, we run only new tires on those loads. It’s not that older tires or even retreads aren’t up to it, it’s really just managing risk.”

In such cases, scrimping a little on a tire, or pushing tires a little too far, could have some downstream consequences.

Ignoring tires when trying to save on maintenance almost never ends well, nor does having inexpert people servicing your tires and wheels. Some money-saving strategies are worth exploring, but going cheap almost never works.

Davis Transport, Inc. is a leading flatbed transportation company. Davis Transport, Inc. only works with the best flatbed truckers who put safety and customer service above all. We are currently recruiting for flatbed independent contractors to join our fleet. Whether you are a veteran flatbed owner operator or a trucker looking to start your own business through Davis’ flatbed lease purchase program, give us a call today. All of our independent contractors enjoy the same benefits, as well as one of the highest levels of compensation in the industry for semi-tractor-flatbed combinations.

Big Sky Canvas Flatbed Tarp Coupon Code

At Davis Transport, Inc we are constantly working to provide ways to make others in the transportation industry more successful. Recently we reached out to a local company in Montana called Big Sky Canvas to see if we could put together a tarp deal for anyone that receives this email.

Big Sky Canvas has agreed to provide a 10% discount to everyone that provides the coupon code below and free shipping to anywhere in the Continental United States.  If you pick the tarp up yourself they will deduct another 5%. They have offered the deal for the entire month of March 2016.  Orders have to be placed by the end of March 2016 to receive the deal.

You can reach Big Sky Canvas by calling: 406.543.8303. You can also reach out to them via email at info@bigskycanvas.com

Visit their website at www.bigskycanvas.com

COUPON CODE: MONT2016

All orders are made directly with Big Sky Canvas and not Davis Transport, Inc

Again, make sure to call and order your tarp before the end of March 2016 to receive the deal. Their design team will assist in creating the best longest lasting tarp you’ve ever purchased.

Davis Transport, Inc. is a leading flatbed transportation company. Davis Transport, Inc. only works with the best flatbed truckers who put safety and customer service above all. We are currently recruiting for flatbed independent contractors to join our fleet. Whether you are a veteran flatbed owner operator or a trucker looking to start your own business through Davis’ flatbed lease purchase program, give us a call today. All of our independent contractors enjoy the same benefits, as well as one of the highest levels of compensation in the industry for semi-tractor-flatbed combinations.