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

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

Our Company

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

  • 10 Things Truck Dispatchers Do Every Day

    Dispatchers are the backbone of the trucking industry. Truck dispatchers have the critical job of helping truck drivers to concentrate on routes and roadways and to safely deliver their cargoes. While you won’t see them behind the wheel of a big rig, they’re working hard behind the scenes to ensure that truck drivers have cargo to carry and can meet their appointed arrival times and destinations. Just like an air traffic controller keeps planes rolling on the runway and safely in the air, the truck dispatchers job is to make sure America’s freight gets where it needs to go.
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  • Trucking Industry Trends

    Every now and again, here at Beacon Transport, we like to remind ourselves and our drivers of just how vital we are to the American economy and to the global movement of goods. Get this: more than 70% of all freight tonnage moved across the United States goes by truck. And in fact, were it not for our hardworking Nashville trucking team and other truckload carrier companies like ours, our economy would shudder to a halt.
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  • Everything You Need to Know About Weigh Station Bypass Systems

    Weigh station bypass systems can be a great way for fleets to save money, time, and wear and tear on trucks. They can also increase productivity and help promote driver retention. After all, more miles means more dollars. Why Weigh Station Bypass Systems Are Good For Fleets Because they can save fleets millions of dollars and help drivers earn a bigger paycheck. Truckinginfo.com reported that “According to a 2007 study sponsored by the U.S. Department of Transportation, a single bypass can save fleets approximately $8.68. This number represents the estimated time savings per bypass times the documented heavy-duty truck operation costs per minute. The total net benefits associated with the study’s 10-year analysis ranged from $3.2 million to $219.4 million per company.” It seems incredible that something as seemingly innocuous as a weigh station check-in can cost the trucking industry so much. Using PreClear Analytics technology to measure the approach, entry, exit, and time spent at the station, one company in the Southeast measured 450 hours and over $60,000 in costs lost to weigh station delays. Incidentally, the system can also help fleet better understand driving patterns and help reduce costs and inefficiencies in other ways. Omnitracs claims that “65% of drivers said that they are more likely to stay with a company if they provide company-paid weigh station bypass service as a benefit. Drivers are also three times more likely to choose a company that provides weigh station bypass as a free benefit, compared to an otherwise identical opportunity that does not.” Why Bypass Systems Are Good For Drivers Not only do bypass systems allow drivers to spend more time on the road and to clock more miles, but trucks equipped with a system undergo fewer inspections. Not only is this convenient and cost-effective for the fleet, but it’s great news for drivers. For every inspection that doesn’t happen, drivers can enjoy anywhere from 45-minutes to two extra hours of drive time. Commercial Carrier Journal notes that drivers who don’t have to stop for extended roadside inspections during the day may arrive at the terminal on or ahead of schedule, allowing them to make an extra pickup and earn overtime pay. These systems also help ease congestion, which is good for commercial and private drivers alike! How Weigh Station Bypass Systems Work There are two bypass systems that fleets commonly use. One relies on Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) and the other on Commercial Mobile Radio Service (CMRS). CMRS systems such as Omnitracs are conveniently integrated directly into the company’s devices and the mobile interface is very user-friendly. However, these systems may be susceptible reception problems, which can impact how signals are relayed from trucks to weigh stations. CMRS-based systems can be impacted by geography, weather, signal strength, the age of the cellular device, or other programs that may be running at the time. RFID systems such as PrePass rely on radio frequency transponders located in the cab. RFID transmits and receives signals with almost 100% accuracy. Not only that but unlike CMRS, RFID systems read almost instantaneously every single time. Furthermore, because of the highly accurate signal, RFID bypass systems accurately report weight-in-motion figures and match them to the correct vehicle. CMRS systems can be vulnerable when there is heavy traffic traveling on multiple lanes. Finally, popular RFID systems like PrePass also pays tolls automatically, minimizing expenditures and making the most of the most precious of all commodities: time. At Beacon, we work to attract the safest and best drivers in the industry. To foster a productive work environment, we’re proud to offer PrePass to our drivers. Become a Beacon truck driver today!  
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  • Making Your Route More About the Road and Less About the Load: Points East

    We know that rolling over the miles is what brings home the steady paycheck, but we also believe in taking the time to see the world and abiding by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s Hours of Service Regulations. With our layover, stop/pickup, and detention pay, you just might have time to soak up a few sites! In our last installment of “Making Your Route More About the Road,” we highlighted some of points of interest in Alabama and Georgia. This time around we’re covering points east out of Nashville to Wilson, North Carolina.
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2016 Driver of the Year

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Doyle Williams

We are proud to announce our 2016 Driver of the Year.

Congratulations Doyle!

Driver of the Month – August 2017

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Bryron Palmer
We are proud to introduce the Driver of the Month for August 2017, Mr. Bryron Palmer. Bryron has been employed with Beacon since November 2016. He is originally from Chicago, IL. He has three children: Treyvon, Sierra, and Jaden. Bryron enjoys spending time with family, bible studies, watching pro and college football. We appreciate the outstanding job Bryron is doing for Beacon Transport.

Congratulations Bryron!