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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

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

  • What is SmartWay?

    SmartWay is a program sponsored by the EPA that helps transportation, freight, and logistics companies advance supply chain sustainability by measuring, benchmarking, and freight transportation efficiency. On October 3, the American Trucking Association congratulated companies that participate in the EPA program and ATA President and CEO, Chris Spear noted, “EPA’s SmartWay Transport Partnership is a model of industry and government cooperation. We hope that SmartWay will continue to be a tremendous example of how business and government can work together and how our industry can reduce fuel use and greenhouse emissions. I congratulate the industry leaders who EPA is honoring here today and especially those leaders who are part of our association.” Transportation companies who partner with the EPA SmartWay program are committed to reducing emissions and improving efficiency by investing in fuel- and time-saving technologies. The program’s three core components are the SmartWay Transport Partnership, the SmartWay Brand, and SmartWay Global Collaboration. The EPA’s SmartWay website describes the key components as follows: SmartWay Transport Partnership Transportation companies partner with the EPA to measure, benchmark and improve logistics so they can minimize their carbon footprint while delivering the same (or better) level of services and goods throughout the country. The SmartWay Brand Through SmartWay technology verification and branding, EPA has accelerated availability, adoption and market penetration of fuel-saving technologies and operational practices while helping companies save fuel, lower costs and reduce adverse environmental impacts. SmartWay Global Collaboration EPA works with a broad range of national and global organizations to harmonize global carbon accounting methods in the freight sector. SmartWay also provides support to global policy makers that wish to model transportation sustainability programs after the SmartWay program. How the SmartWay Program Works The SmartWay program is a cost-free program that helps transportation companies as follows: The Benefits of Becoming a SmartWay Partner SmartWay is a cost-free program that benefits not only transportation companies, but also the American economy and the environment. Companies like Beacon Transport enjoy the benefits of being a SmartWay Partner by tracking efficiency and accurate carbon accounting; demonstrating their commitment to clients and customers by proving that metrics matter; measuring results and benchmarking progress to see how their results compare to others in the industry; identifying weaknesses and correcting operational inefficiencies; learning about the latest innovations in sustainability and best practices; providing business intelligence to promote the trucking industry; and gain recognition for achievements in the industry. SmartWay by the Numbers The numbers are impressive. Launched in 2004 with only 50 participating companies and organizations, there are now more than 3000 partners and affiliates throughout the country. Participants have cut $24.9 billion dollars in fuel costs and have saved 170.3 million barrels of oil — the equivalent of eliminating annual energy use in over 6 million homes. And since 2004 72.8 million metric tons of carbon dioxide, 1458 tons of mononitrogen oxides and 59,000 tons of particulate matter have not been released into the atmosphere (SmartWay). Learn more about Beacon Transport’s commitment to efficiency and the environment by contacting us today.
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  • 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.”, 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:
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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:  
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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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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 – September 2016

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M. Haefele
We are proud to introduce the Driver of the Month for September 2016, Ms. M. Haefele.  M. has been employed with Beacon since March 2011.  Her CB handle is “Toto”. She is originally from Brooklyn, NY.  M. enjoys truck driving and photography.  We appreciate the outstanding job M. is doing for Beacon Transport.

Congratulations M!