GREENSBORO, N.C. — Epes Transport System recently celebrated its 85th anniversary.
Founded in 1931 by Wilfred G. Epes Jr. in Blackstone, Virginia, Epes has become one of the country’s best-known truckload carriers.
Epes officially began service in September 1931 with three trucks hauling tobacco in Virginia and North Carolina.
The company stayed in the Epes family for 56 years, but had its share of struggles after deregulation.
The family began looking for a buyer and in 1987, the company was sold to Alvin Bodford who has since overseen growth of the company to 1,250 power units and over 5,000 trailers.
Epes still hauls tobacco and tobacco-related products, but also handles general commodities including clothing, home improvement products, grocery items, paper products, beverages and many other goods.
Epes also has a dedicated division providing dedicated services including switching/shuttling, store deliveries, yard services and other dedicated offerings.
“Epes has always prided itself in providing dependable transportation service to our customers through the efforts of our excellent team of employees, especially our professional driver force which is best in class,” said Britt Colley, president and COO. For more information on Epes Transport System visit www.epestransport.com.