Epes Transport System Inc. of Greensboro, N.C., recently celebrated its 85th anniversary.
Founded in 1931 by Wilfred G. Epes, Jr. in Blackstone, Va., Epes has evolved into one of the country’s premier truckload carriers. Epes officially began service in September of 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, according to Epes. The family began looking for a buyer and in 1987, the company was sold to Alvin Bodford.
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 very robust dedicated division providing dedicated services including switching/shuttling, store deliveries, yard services and other dedicated offerings.
Britt Colley, president and COO of Epes, had this to say: “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.”