Transportation Co., LLC
Builders Transportation Co., LLC
is a family owned and operated motor carrier.
is a flatbed carrier that operates throughout the 48 contiguous states
but primarily in the eastern two-thirds of the United States. The Phillips
family has operated the business since Frank Phillips purchased the six
truck operation in 1961. Builders
currently operates over 400 trucks with Mr. Phillips as President with
his three sons, Frank JR., John Paul and Gene as Vice Presidents. The family
owned and operated company has grown at an impressive rate by providing
outstanding service to producers and consumers of coil steel, wire products,
structural and sheet steel, aluminum products, building materials, cast iron
and steel pipe. Builders
is a core carrier for customers like Alcoa, American Cast Iron Pipe,
Thomas and Betts and US Steel.
The Phillip’s family
has recognized the need to adapt to the many changes that have affected
the trucking industry. Mr. Phillips has said “the things that have made
successful in the past will not make
successful in the future”. Our goal is to provide safe, outstanding
service to our customers at the lowest possible cost.
Safety is our top
priority. We are safe in every thing that we do. No one will ever ask
you to do anything unsafe at Builders.
comes from great drivers. The Company has high expectations for our
drivers and a great pay package. The average professional company driver
makes $1000 a week while owner ops average $1.80 per mile to the truck.
Builders has a
fully automated dispatch process including Qualcomm.
also has a very low driver to dispatcher ratio where every professional
driver is a name and not a truck number. The customer service department
stays a day or two ahead of drivers, many times planning drivers on
loads before they unload to minimize down time.
includes operating late model, fuel efficient equipment, safely. Over
the road breakdowns are extremely expensive.
maintains a late model fleet by trading road tractors every four years.
Department’s strategy is to target large, financially secure shippers
who have multiple locations. This strategy allows
to reload in the same place they unload!
"We have done our
homework at Builders Transportation,
and we look forward to many more years of stability and steady growth,”
Phillips sums up, “We encourage drivers and owner operators who are in
search of a strong, family-oriented carrier to give one of our
recruiters a call.”
“If one of our
company drivers or owner operators ever has a problem, he or she can
talk directly with a Phillips. Our drivers are comfortable in knowing
that we’ll be around for years to come, and that’s not something that
every carrier can claim in today’s market,” he adds.