August 31, 2021

Carriers are the backbone of our success. Without our carriers, we wouldn’t be able to offer our shippers the quality and reliability they’ve come to expect from us. 

September’s Carrier of the Month, Ozark Transfer, has been a partner of Spot’s for almost a year now. They consistently handle a few loads a day for one of our largest food shippers and are always on time (or early) for their appointments. They always do a great job communicating with our team here at Spot, and both of the owners couldn’t be nicer people! We are grateful to work with such outstanding carriers such as Ozark and look forward to continuing our relationship with them.

Read on for a Q&A to learn more about Ozark Transfer and their take on the transportation industry.

Tell us about your founding: We obtained authority in March of 2020. After 7 years of working in a brokerage and learning the industry from that spectrum, I decided to leave, buy a truck and trailer, and obtain authority with the idea of being able to manage my own time.

What does your company specialize in?: We’re a full truckload dry van carrier, operating two trucks and three dry van trailers. One truck currently stays in the local NW Arkansas and SW Missouri markets. The other moves back and forth between NW Arkansas and SW Missouri down to Texas.

Why do you enjoy working with Spot?: We enjoy the the communication we have with the Carrier Account Manager we work with and the flexibility with the lane we move. We also enjoy how simple it is to book, update, and invoice through Red Trucks, Spot’s carrier portal.

What do you do to pass time while on the road?: Listen to music, podcasts, and trucker vlogs on YouTube. Being two owner operators, we also are continuously on the phone keeping up with each other and the freight markets for new opportunities.

If you could change one thing about the transportation industry, what would it be?: Definitely detention. Detention is almost always a headache. It seems that there is always a strict policy to follow in order to potentially be approved, ultimately delaying payment to the carrier. 

What part of the country do you enjoy driving through the most?: We definitely enjoy driving routes we know and grew up traveling through…that being our local market in NW Arkansas and its surrounding states, along with the Texas markets down into Dallas/Forth Worth. 

What is your favorite part about being in the logistics industry?: We enjoy knowing that what we do is the backbone that keeps the world going and because of that, we feel secure that there will continue to be work for us to do and a possibility of continued growth.