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Truck Driving Jobs

Beacon is hiring qualified drivers in Nashville and our surrounding service area. Please note we do not service the Northeast. Become a Driver

Service Area

We are based out of Nashville, TN with emphasis in the Southeast, Midwest, and Southwest.
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Nashville Truck Driving Jobs

Who We Are

Our History

Beacon Transport, LLC is a Nashville truckload carrier company founded in June 2000 by Stan Pritchett and David Burns. Their goal was to create a successful truckload company by utilizing their years of combined experience in the transportation industry.

Our Mission

It is the mission of Beacon Transport to develop and maintain a respectable, profitable reputation as a valuable truckload carrier. In order to achieve this goal, the company has built an office staff that is comprised of dedicated and experienced employees who provide the best customer service and dispatch services available.

What Our Drivers Say

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Beacon Transport has partnered with the EPA SmartWay® Program in order to continue and to improve our commitment to decrease emissions. We do this by investing in the latest technologies, such as, latest engine technology, electric APU’s, diesel powered APU’s, and diesel fired cab heaters to reduce idle.

SmartWay® is an EPA program that reduces transportation-related emissions by creating incentives to improve supply chain fuel efficiency.

Latest Posts

  • White House Sets New Fuel Efficiency Standards for Heavy-Duty Trucks

    Within 10 years, trucks in the United States will produce 10% less carbon dioxide and consume 10% less fuel. For those in the trucking industry, the recent announcement isn’t a surprise. In fact, more than four years ago, President Obama addressed workers at a North Carolina truck factory, announcing that $1bn in tax credits and grants for energy efficient and alternative-energy cars and heavy trucks was making its way through Congress. According to the 2012 article, published in The Guardian, Obama stated, “We can’t just keep on relying on the old ways of doing business. We can’t just rely on fossil fuels from the last century. We’ve got to continually develop new sources of energy.” Since then, Daimler Trucks of North America unveiled the revolutionary new Freightliner SuperTruck and just last month, the Obama administration finalized new fuel-economy standards heavy-duty vehicles, including tractor trailers, that will greatly reduce greenhouse gas emissions and lower our nation’s dependence on fossil fuels.   More About the New, Phase 2 Fuel Economy Standards for Large Trucks, Semis, and Buses In August, The Washington Post reported that, “The new requirements affect a class of vehicles that includes school buses, large pickups, delivery and passenger vans, garbage trucks and long-haul tractor-trailers. These heavy- and medium-duty vehicles represent only about 5 percent of total highway traffic but account for 20 percent of transportation-related fuel consumption and carbon emissions. Administration officials said they expect that when the new standards are fully implemented in coming years, they will cut more than 1 billion tons of carbon pollution from the atmosphere, save nearly $170 billion in fuel costs and reduce oil consumption by an estimated 84 billion gallons.” Trucks.com, a website that chronicles changes in the technology and regulations that shape the trucking industry, reports that, “The 1,690-page document…is intended to slash CO2 emissions by approximately 1.1 billion metric tons over the lifetime of the vehicles sold under the program, or about a 25 percent reduction compared to the current rules.” The site went on to note: “The new regulations received a ‘cautious’ endorsement from the American Trucking Associations. ‘We are pleased that our concerns such as adequate lead-time for technology development, national harmonization of standards, and flexibility for manufacturers have been heard and included in the final rule,’ said Glen Kedzie, ATA’s vice president and environmental expert. ‘However, while the potential for real cost savings and environmental benefits under this rule are there – fleets will ultimately determine the success or failure of this rule based on their comfort level purchasing these new technologies,’” However, leaders from enterprise level companies that rely on long-distance truckers to transport goods to all corners of the country, applaud the new regulations. Pepsi, Walmart, Waste Management, and FedEx — all major players in the trucking transportation industry — have applauded the new efforts. Which makes sense, as reducing costs increases profits. That these new regulations are good for both the environment and for the economy just happen to be an added bonus. To learn more about changes in the trucking industry or to become part of a growing community of trucking professionals, contact us.     Image Source: http://www.truckersamerica.com/home/freightliner-maps-long-road-ahead-for-autonomous-trucks
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  • Samsung’s Safety Truck Lights the Road Ahead

    The future is here and Samsung is illuminating the way! Earlier this year, Samsung officially announced the release of their first prototype, the Samsung Safety Truck, to be used on the open roads of Argentina. The Samsung Safety Truck revolutionizes truck driving, as well as truck driving safety, and steers towards improving people’s lives by combining the use of exciting new technology with road safety.  “Samsung is always looking for opportunities to apply technology in innovative ways to improve people’s lives. Leveraging our experience as the world leader in display technology, along with Leo Burnett, we came up with the idea of the Samsung Safety Truck, an invention that we believe will change the history of road safety,” said Sang Jik Lee, President of Samsung Electronics Argentina. Fitted with two built-in front cameras, specially designed transportation software and a high quality Samsung 46” display, the Samsung Safety Truck is designed to withstand even the most challenging conditions — both road and environmental. The stunning video quality is unique and remarkable to Samsung products, as can be seen in this video. In the U.S., truck driving plays a crucial role as thousands of transports are made each day — and the industry is only expanding. Truck drivers need to meet delivery deadlines and harrow through long, tiring hours on the road and much of the responsibility and safety falls upon these professionals. But as many professional truck drivers know, that’s just the nature of the beast. Timely deliveries — but safety first. However, other motorists may not indulge the same “Safety Matters” mantra that many professional truck drivers stick to. Motorist often times are not well aware of their surroundings or road conditions, which can lead to fatal mistakes. Thanks to companies like Samsung, the roads can now be a little safer. To find out more about the trucking industry and become part of a growing community, give us a call and let us help you steer your career into a better future. Image Source: Forbes.com  
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  • 5 Tips to Help Drivers Stay Awake

    Driving a truck for a living comes with a whole host of risks that must be carefully accounted for, one of which is staying awake while on the road for extended periods of time. Couple the long days and erratic sleep schedules with the fact that many truck drivers are paid based on the amount of work they get done, and the risk of falling asleep at the wheel increases ten-fold. Here are a handful of tips to help you stay awake and alert and ensure optimum safety for everyone.
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  • Looking for Work? Truck Drivers Are in High Demand

    While the world may be shifting rapidly from face-to-face interactions to online, virtual and real-time technology, one traditional industry that has remained relatively consistent is that of truck driving. In fact, with the increase in things like online shopping and the onset of retirement for many older drivers, there is more of an opportunity now than ever for those with the necessary skills to make an incredibly lucrative career out of driving a truck. If you’re in the market for a new job or are thinking about making a career change, becoming a truck driver might be the ideal solution.
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2015 Driver of the Year

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M. Haefele

We are proud to announce our 2015 Driver of the Year.

Congratulations M!

Driver of the Month – August 2016

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Shea Elliston
We are proud to introduce the Driver of the Month for August 2016, Mr. Shea Elliston.  Shea has been employed with Beacon since August 2015.  He is originally from Westminister, SC.  Shea enjoys classic cars, fishing, video games, riding 4 wheelers and spending time with family.  We appreciate the outstanding job Shea is doing for Beacon Transport.

Congratulations Shea!