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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.

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

  • Amazon Web Services Employs Truckload Carriers

    Amazon.com has become a household name. Thanks to unbeatable prices and fast delivery, many have come to depend on Amazon’s great service for many household items. Due to increasing demand, Amazon continues to expand the type of services they offer and are responsible for a growing job market. Amazon’s latest project includes Amazon Snowball, a physical infrastructure to facilitate large-scale data migration, which will heavily depend on the use of truckload carriers. This recent announcement is great news for truck drivers, as it means a growth in the job market. Amazon Web Services In 2006, Amazon.com established Amazon Web Services, a number of cloud services or remote computing for website applications. The goal was to make it easier for clients to store, access, and compute large amounts of data through remote access. Due to large amounts of data, it can take clients anywhere from 1-2 months to download backups or retrieve much-needed files. “Even with high-speed Internet connections, it can take months to transfer large amounts of data. For example, 100 terabytes of data will take more than 100 days to transfer over a dedicated 100 Mbps connection. That same transfer can be accomplished in less than one day, plus shipping time, using two Snowball appliances.” Clients who needed to quickly access their data were left with long delivery times. Now, however, Amazon is taking data delivery to a whole new level with the announcement of Amazon Snowball. Trucking Service and AWS Snowball In short, Amazon has made it easier for clients to access large amounts of data without having to wait for lengthy download times. By using large-scale trucking services to physically deliver cases of data, they have cut down delivery times from months to days. The tech giant is now using physical trucks to move data across the country instead of over the internet. AWS Snowball uses 45-foot trailers to visit businesses across the nation and deliver much-needed data. Amazon states: “With Snowball, you can transfer hundreds of terabytes or petabytes of data between your on-premises data centers and Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3). AWS Snowball uses Snowball appliances and provides powerful interfaces that you can use to create jobs, transfer data, and track the status of your jobs through to completion. By shipping your data in Snowballs, you can transfer large amounts of data at a significantly faster rate than if you were transferring that data over the Internet, saving you time and money.” AWS Snowball Delivery Truck drivers will be sent to locations, plug into the servers and transfer up to 100 petabytes of data onboard. When finished, they will drive back to Amazon data centers and do it all over again. Clients will no longer be forced to wait months to download critical data, but instead, they’ll receive their shipments within a week’s time. To understand how much data is being delivered, consider that one petabyte is 1 million gigabytes. Amazon says that they can ship one exabyte, or 1,000 petabytes, of data in six months. Normally, this would take 26 years to do over an online connection. It’s anticipated that AWS Snowball will open up new driving jobs and opportunities with one of the world’s largest companies. In addition, drivers will adapt to new technical skills and make it possible for various carriers to add a variety of new jobs to the industry. For more information on trucking services or how to become a driver, contact Beacon Transport!  
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  • Annual Recap: 2016 Drivers of the Month

    It’s hard to believe 2016 is already drawing to a close. At Beacon Transport it’s been an incredible year, particularly because we have some of the most amazing drivers in the industry on our team. As part of our ongoing commitment to recognizing employee excellence, we thought it might be nice to do a round-up list of all the stand-out team members that have been recognized for their hard work over the past year. January – Kenneth Wylie (a.k.a. ‘Wylie Coyote’) Kenneth has been working with Beacon since May of 2010. When he’s not out on the road representing our company name, Kenneth enjoys spending time with his wife, two children, and four grandchildren. February – Vernon Fulkerson (a.k.a. ‘Romeo’) Before coming to work for Beacon Transport in September of 2014, Vernon had a long history of driving, including stints in Iraq and Thailand. March – Russell Broeker (a.k.a. ‘Lonestar’) Our March Driver of the Month award went to Russell Broeker, who has been with Beacon since April of 2014. Russell hails from Missouri and is the father to four children. April – Doyle Williams (a.k.a. ‘The Phantom’) Doyle has been driving for Beacon since November of 2010. When he is not behind the wheel of his big rig, Doyle enjoys playing music – namely the drums and bass guitar. He also likes riding motorcycles, bowling and watching sports. May – Bobby Bryant (a.k.a. ‘Wanderer’) Our May Driver of the Month, Mr. Bobby Bryant, has been employed with Beacon since August 2011. Bobby is the proud father of four children and spends his free time studying up on the Bible and Holy Lands, learning about history, archaeology and geography and playing guitar. June – Steve Morris (a.k.a. ‘Rough Rider’) Steve Morris has been a Beacon driver since January of 2006. When he’s not spending time with his children and grandchildren, Steve enjoys working on old cars and participating in tractor pull events. July – Daniel Hicks (a.k.a. ‘White Hawk’) In July 2016, we recognized Daniel Hicks as our Driver of the Month. He has been with Beacon since September of 2013. Daniel has two children and enjoys fishing, watching movies and surfing the web. August – Shea Elliston Mr. Shea Elliston is originally from Westminister, SC. He’s been with us since August of 2015. When he’s not driving for Beacon, Shea spends his spare time fishing, playing video games, riding 4-wheelers and spending time with his family. September – M. Haefele (a.k.a. ‘Toto’) Our September Driver of the Month award was given to Ms. M. Haefele, an outstanding employee who has been with Beacon since March of 2011. Originally from Brooklyn, NY, M. enjoys dabbling in photography in her free time. October – Jeffrey Short (a.k.a. ‘Shorty’) Our most recently named Driver of the Month was Jeffrey Short, who has been driving for Beacon since May of 2014. Jeffrey is married with two children and two grandchildren. When he’s not spending time with them, he can usually be found hunting, or watching college football, Nascar or his beloved Cubs. Please join us in congratulating these outstanding employees who are not only an asset to Beacon Transport and all of our customers, but to the truck driving industry as a whole. Here’s to another awesome year with many more opportunities to shine in 2017.
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  • Beacon Transport announces 2nd annual fundraiser contribution to benefit local homeless shelters, including the Nashville Rescue Mission

    NASHVILLE, Dec. 2, 2016–Yesterday, Beacon Transport announced the start of their 2nd annual fundraiser to benefit local homeless shelters, including the Nashville Rescue Mission. Beacon staff members and truckers will be banding together to collect donations for those less fortunate. Items to be donated include seasonal items such as coats, gloves, blankets, and other articles of winter clothing. Personal hygiene items such as toothbrushes, toothpaste, and soap will also be focal point of their efforts. This donation drive will run until December 16th.   Beacon Transport also announced that they have officially partnered with the Salvation Army’s Forgotten Angels program. Together, the office staff have collectively adopted two “angels,” a little boy and a little girl, both of whom come from extremely disadvantaged backgrounds. Together, Beacon’s staff plans to raise money to purchase items on these children’s’ wish lists, as well as other items they need. “At Beacon Transport, giving back to our community is extremely important to us,” said Beacon’s Chief Manager, Stan Prichett. “We partner with charitable organizations around the Middle Tennessee area several times per year! All of us take great pride in being a part of this community, and feels a responsibility to help make it better.” About Nashville Rescue Mission The Nashville Rescue Mission is a charity working in both in Nashville, and the Middle Tennessee area at large, to empower members of the homeless community through rehabilitation and job training. The Nashville Rescue Mission’s ability to give motivated individuals the skills they need to get back on their feet has made them one of this city’s most well-respected charities. About Salvation Army Famous for their work around the world, the Salvation Army is a Christian non-profit working across international borders in a number of different capacities, including anti-trafficking efforts, opposition to modern slavery, disaster relief, and much more! In Nashville, the Salvation Army’s focuses on empowerment for the disadvantaged, from the homeless community to children in need. About Beacon Transport Beacon Transport is a truckload carrier company based in Nashville, Tennessee that specializes in hauling non-hazardous dry freight throughout the Southeast, Midwest and Southwest. Their clients include John Deere, Michelin, Carrier Corporation, Frito-Lay, Electrolux Home Products and Bridgestone/Firestone, to name a few.  
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  • Dot Regulations for Truck Drivers in 2017

    The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced a new federal rule that is to take effect on December 16, 2017. This new rule will require any truck driver operating a vehicle made in 2000 or after begin using electronic logging devices (ELDs) to keep records of their duty status. The use of ELDs will eliminate the need to keep and maintain paper logs; however, drivers will still be required to maintain supporting documentation which must also be submitted to their carrier or kept on file (for owner-operators). The rule also iterates specific safeguards against driver harassment via ELDs as well as hardware specs and details about the required supporting documentations that each truck driver must continue to keep even after the mandate is in place. It is estimated by the FMCSA that this new regulation will save the trucking industry approximately $1 billion each year, almost exclusively thanks to the time and money saved not having to do paperwork anymore. The administration also believes it will make truck driving safer for everyone involved. ELD Mandates The specific details of the ELD mandate require that all truck drivers operating a vehicle dated 2000 or newer keep records of duty status. This does not apply to drivers who keep records of duty status in eight or fewer out of every 30 working days, drivers who operate in a drive-away and tow-away capacity, or any truck driver operating a vehicle with a model year older than the year 2000. ELD devices must be installed and in use no later than December 16, 2017. Device Specs ELDs meeting the minimum standards mandated in the new rule will not be used to track a driver or vehicle in real-time, nor will they be required to include driver-carrier communication capabilities. They must, however, be capable of automatically recording the date, time, location information, number of engine hours, vehicle miles and identification of the driver using the device. Additionally, each ELD must sync with the engine of its vehicle to capture engine on and off time. Compliant devices must also be capable of transferring data on-demand during any roadside inspections. Lastly, the rule requires that ELDs “present a graph grid of a driver’s daily duty status changes,” either on the actual units themselves or in printouts. Supporting Documentation While drivers using ELDs will no longer be required to maintain paper logs, they must still maintain a maximum of eight supporting documents (either paper or electronic) for every 24-hour period that involves on-duty time. These supporting documents must be submitted to the truck driving carrier within 13 days of their receipt, and carriers must retain them, along with duty status records, for a period of six months. Supporting documentation includes: Bills of lading Itineraries Schedules Documents showing trip origin and destination Dispatch records Trip records (or similar) Expense receipts Electronic mobile communication records sent via fleet management systems Payroll records Settlement sheets (or similar documents showing what/how a truck driver was paid) Protection Against Driver Harassment A similar mandate slated for a 2012 implementation was tossed out of court due to its lack of protection against the potential use of the devices to harass drivers. As a result, the FMCSA’s new rule specifies that it is illegal for truck driving carriers to use the devices in this manner. It specifically addresses any action against a truck driver that a carrier “knew or should have known” would have interrupted the driver’s off-duty time. Punishment for such an offense includes hefty fines. There is a system in place that drivers can use to report abuse of this rule. For more on trucking industry news and updates, check out our blog or contact us today.  
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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 – December 2016

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Russell Broeker
We are proud to introduce the Driver of the Month for December 2016, Mr. Russell Broeker.  Russell has been employed with Beacon since April 2014.  His CB handle is “Lonestar”. He is originally from Mexico, Missouri.  Russell is married to Angela and has four children: Andrew, Cheyenne, Carrie and a step daughter, Lara. We appreciate the outstanding job Russell is doing for Beacon Transport.

Congratulations Russell!