By Buchanan Hauling, August 24th, 2015 at 03:29 pm
2015 Buchanan Truck Giveaway was a success!
On August 11, 2015 Buchanan Finally announced the winner. Since May 15th, we have been running a contest to promote recruiting drivers. In our industry we are short drivers. We believe that if we want to succeed in growing our fleet we have to work as a team, set the example on driver treatment and take down the barriers between trucks and desks.
The contest was simple. Tell your friends, colleagues or fellow truckers about Buchanan. If they filled out an application and came to orientation you got a ticket into the drawing. We had almost 50 entries and the contest was a success. It got staff to think about what it takes to get a driver to make the switch. It made them talk to drivers to hear their concerns and wants. Every employee at Buchanan was eligible to participate and we had office staff and drivers with tickets into the drawing.
Our winner was Billy Sproles, a flatbed driver from Bristol Tennessee. He recruited several drivers to our company and during the contest got three tickets in. We have a party set up with Chevy Truck themed decorations, balloons, cake and catered luncheon. We also had the news waiting here for the announcement. It was exciting and nerve racking waiting for him to arrive. You never know what will happen on the open road but we really wanted it to be a surprise. We watched on the map as he made his way thought Indiana, updated staff throughout the morning so they could participate in the big reveal. Once arrived we all gathered around the truck and gave a rousing speech about why this contest was so important. It taught us that in the present and in the future, we will have to work together to build our brand and name. We have to become the kind of place every driver want to retire from. We have to build our fleet. We can only do this together, as a team.
Once we announced Billy’s name, we asked him for a speech. It was short, sweet and profound. “I have the good lord above, a woman to love and a good job.” We could not have said it better Billy!
Congratulations to Billy Sproles, the 2015 Buchanan Truck Giveaway winner.
By Buchanan Hauling, July 10th, 2015 at 01:44 pm
We would like to announce a new addition to our company!
We have purchased a trucking company out of Clute Texas. JIT transportation works around the Houston, Texas area. They are a 90 truck operation with 80% van and 20% flat-specialized trailers. They have a great customer base and good people within their company. Managers, operations staff and drivers alike will be joining the Buchanan Family.
We went live with this operation on June 29th with a successful transition, creating more opportunity for all of us. As we wrap up this integration, we would like to take this moment to officially welcome everyone from our new Texas locations to the BHRI group.
Becky and I would also like to take this moment to thank the staff for helping to make this possible. Each and every one of you were a part of this growth and we are truly blessed to have a group of employees who work hard and still take the time to think of others. The smile on your faces makes these long hours worthwhile. We spend our days seeing young people come to work each day, enjoying the business, the drivers and their fellow employees. Makes one pause and realize how truly blessed we are.
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By Buchanan Hauling, May 8th, 2015 at 04:20 pm in New Hires
Buchanan Hauling and Rigging is pleased to announce that Gary Horton has been named Vice President of Operations. In this new position, he will oversee the processes and people within the dispatch, maintenance, and recruiting departments for both the Fort Wayne and Indianapolis locations.
“Buchanan is poised to grow rapidly in the next two years, and Gary has extensive experience to put into place the steps that will take our business to the next level,” says Geary Buchanan, owner and founder of Buchanan Hauling & Rigging and Buchanan Logistics. “We’re thrilled to have Gary on board in this new leadership role.”
Horton has nearly 25 years of experience in the trucking industry. He got his start in dispatch at Heartland Express in Iowa and worked his way up to Regional Operations Manager there. Horton served as Vice President of Operations and Sales of the Western Region at Roberson Transportation; General Manager of the Phoenix Division at May Trucking Co.; and President of Hi‐Cube Express at LinkAmerica Corp. before spending 14 years at Stoops Freightliner‐Quality Trailer, most recently as General Manager.
Horton has a bachelor’s degree in business management from Central College in Des Moines, Iowa. His extensive connections in the trucking industry will allow him to seek out and implement best practices and efficiencies so that Buchanan has the structure in place for rapid expansion ahead.
“I wanted to get back to an emerging, family‐oriented business, and I believe in Geary’s impressive vision to grow. He has big ambitions that require a focused, accountable business approach to the things we do,” Horton says. “What appealed to me is the honesty and integrity of Geary and his family‐oriented approach to the business. That’s what’s important to me. Anybody can walk in and talk to him. It’s an open‐door policy and just a good group of people.”
By Buchanan Hauling, May 7th, 2015 at 03:39 pm in New Hires
Buchanan Hauling and Rigging, Inc. is pleased to announce that Richard Miller has joined Buchanan as Vice President of Special Projects and Cargo. In this new leadership role, Richard will be responsible for launching and growing a Buchanan facility in Houston and expanding the Buchanan footprint.
“Buchanan is poised to grow and with his leadership, Richard is going to take us there,” says Geary Buchanan, owner and founder of Buchanan Hauling & Rigging and Buchanan Logistics. “His drive, professionalism and experience make him the right person to lead this new initiative in Houston, TX.”
Richard comes to the position with more than 25 years’ experience in the industry, specializing in heavy haul and rigging. He was Vice President of Operations at Fagioli USA; Managing Director at Mammoet USA North; President and CEO at Mammoet USA; and most recently Vice President in Bigge Crane and Rigging. Richard’s background will prove exceptionally valuable in developing Buchanan’s business in the South, the mecca of heavy haul transport.
He has an MBA from American Management and Business Administration Institute and completed the Executive Programs—Leadership Development Program at Nyenrode University and the Executive Programs—Team Business Case Development at IMD Business School. Richard also serves on the board of the Brazoria County (Texas) Alliance for Children.
Richard cites Buchanan’s family atmosphere and the opportunity for consistent, profitable growth as compelling reasons for joining the team. “Geary’s vision for the future of the company and what I believe are Geary and (wife) Becky’s morals and values align with what I believe in,” he says. The company’s emphasis on safety also makes it appealing to the market that Richard will be responsible for.
By Buchanan Hauling, April 29th, 2013 at 12:55 pm
In March of 2013, Buchanan Hauling and Rigging, a third party freight management solution, received certification as a SmartWay Transport Partner. The SmartWay Transport Partnership helps freight companies improve fuel efficiency, increase environmental performance, and increase supply chain sustainability.
Becoming a certified carrier reinforces the company's commitment to promoting energy efficiency and better air quality within the transportation industry. SmartWay carriers provide a valuable service to our shippers by enabling them to utilize a logistics and supply chain management company, while being environmentally conscious, thereby reducing their environmental footprint.
"Buchanan Hauling and Rigging is committed to being an active partner in the SmartWay initiative and acting as responsible environmental citizens," says, Buchanan President Geary Buchanan. "Together, we can promote and encourage all attempts to reduce transportation-related emissions and, in turn, provide a better quality environment for future generations. We are looking forward to continually improving our participation in the SmartWay initiative and ultimately making a difference in our environment."
By Buchanan Hauling, March 28th, 2013 at 01:43 pm
Buchanan Hauling and Rigging is expanding! Our company has opened a new Logistics office in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
Buchanan Logistics provides full service, third party freight management solutions and allows our customers to achieve greater efficiencies within their supply chain. Our exceptional professionals and technology allows us to customize a transportation logistics solution to directly fit your needs. Through a combination of our people, technology and processes, we have the ability to generate measurable results for our customers.
Buchanan Logistics has access to over 15,000 truckload and LTL partners. These partners along with Buchanan Hauling & Rigging, allows Buchanan Logistics to service customers throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico. Your personal account executive will dispatch and track every shipment, ensuring on-time and damage free delivery. Call Buchanan Logistics to begin working with your one stop resource to manage all of your transportation needs.
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With the expansion of the Buchanan name into Logistics, we will be creating 45 new jobs for the Fort Wayne and surrounding area.