South East Carriers Inc.
A Business Built By Family
South East Carriers was founded in 1986 by brothers Joe and Paul Gobble. They started with two employees, two trucks, and one 45-foot dry van. After transitioning from the wholesale lumber business, they set their sights on building their new transportation business one load at a time. Five years later, they built their current headquarters along with Gobble Properties' first commercial warehouse. Joe and Paul decided to create a "one stop shop" with transportation, warehousing, and material handling (Living Stone Freight Solutions). In 2012, Joe and Paul were able to sell their successful business to the next generation: Jeremy, Tracy, and Kevin. As of today, South East Carriers has over 275 employees, 225 trucks, 525 53-foot dry vans, with multiple satellite terminals across the U.S. The vision that Joe and Paul had in 1986 has become a reality in 2022. We look forward to seeing what the future holds for the generations to come as they see their own exciting visions come to life.
After all, South East Carriers is a business built by family.
The very first headquarters for South East Carriers opened in 1986.
The first fleet for South East Carriers.
One of the first trucks to haul freight for South East Carriers.
The very first maintenance shop for South East Carriers opened in 1986.
Our Employee Family
Here at South East Carriers, our employees are like family. We are proud to be called home to driven employees who share the same goals both for the company, and in life. We work under the instruction of our Executives, however we know and respect the value each employee holds.
Jeremy, Tracy, and Kevin stepped into their Executive Roles on January 1, 2012. Together they have a combined tenure of 88 years at South East Carriers in a multitude of departments. Being second-generation owners, they look forward to seeing the company expand and flourish in the years to come.
Tracy Gobble 33 years
Chief Financial Officer
Kevin Hight 29 years
Chief Operating Officer
Dispatchers serve as intermediaries between drivers and customers, relaying messages from one to the other. They communicate customers' delivery or pickup instructions to drivers and provide updates about drivers' timelines to customers.
Mitch Weigart 10 years
Safety & Recruiting
Safety and Recruiting's objective is to find people who have the necessary skills to complete the job and who add to the company's culture. This function is crucial because hiring the right team members contributes to better operational efficiency and lower turnover. They also help develop safety policies and procedures, organize team meetings, solve safety issues, coordinate audits, and inspections, track corrective actions and incident data, and review important safety documents.
Mark Buie 11 years
HR is tasked with maximizing employee productivity and protecting the company from any issues that may arise within the workforce. HR responsibilities include compensation and benefits, recruitment, and keeping up to date with any laws that may affect the company and its employees.
Gracen Alexander 7 years
Accounting provides accounting services and manages the finances of a company. Its responsibilities include recording accounts, paying bills, billing clients and customers, tracking assets and expenditures, managing payroll and keeping track of critical tax documents.
Jan Penix 35 years
I.T. oversees the installation and maintenance of computer network systems within a company. Its primary function is to ensure that the network runs smoothly.
Daniel Moore 2 years
Service and Maintenance keeps our trucks moving safely. They provide service and maintenance to equipment in order to keep drivers on the road without experiencing any delays. They strive to make our fleet as safe and efficient as possible.
Kody Gobble 7 years