Hearn Trucking LLC has established itself as a reliable logistics company with an extensive fleet and a committed team of drivers. Hearn continues to expand its services to keep pace with ever-increasing demand.
From humble beginnings, Hearn Trucking has grown under the leadership and vision of Jack Hearn Jr., the third generation of Hearn to have enjoyed success in the trucking industry. Jack started Hearn Trucking in 1987, with only one truck and the drive to safely transport his customers’ goods. The company now has over one hundred company drivers and owner-operators and these individuals are just as committed to upholding Hearn Trucking’s reputation for on-time, reliable transportation.
Hearn has positioned itself to satisfy the increase in demand for its services while looking for new ways to support the business and expand. In 2007, Hearn acquired commercial property for its offices, truck yard and shop in Weatherford, Texas. Construction of the service shop was completed in May of the following year.
Hearn’s Transportation Services now include bulk sand hauling, bulk cement hauling, flatbed services and refrigerated trucking. Hearn has extensive experience transporting bulk sand in pneumatic dry bulk trailers, ensuring that the purity of deliveries is not compromised in transit. Its bulk cement hauling capabilities are unsurpassed in the industry and it has hauled cement used in the oil and gas industry, from hauling to the plants and also to the wells.
Hearn’s standard flatbed service offers trailers in 53-foot lengths. Each tractor and trailer are equipped with chains, binders, straps and tarp to protect and secure cargo along the way. Hearn Trucking draws from Peterbilt power with a complete fleet of equipment and trailers and a strong network of drivers to get the job done.
The refrigerated trucking division has been developed on the premise that there is no margin for error where frozen, chilled and temperature controlled goods are concerned. Hearn’s 53-foot state-of-the-art trailers can take a Less-than-Truckload (LTL) or Full Truckload (FTL) and are equipped to handle mixed temperature shipments.
Hearn also offers truckload van services, ensuring shipments, whether large, small or palletized freight, arrive promptly and securely. Hearn provides tracking systems and an expert customer service team that is available twenty-four hours a day for client convenience. Its truckload services can handle local, regional and national shipments, as well as expedited, same day and direct trucking.
The team effort at Hearn has been the catalyst for its success and efforts have been led by Mr. Hearn himself. The company has established long-standing relationships with its customers, remaining loyal to them and receiving the same loyalty in return, which has helped it remain resilient in both strong and weak markets.
Hearn, as a transportation and logistics company that primarily serves the oilfields, has taken into consideration the current economic conditions affecting markets on a global scale. The company is fully committed to helping its customers remain competitive in a weak market while keeping business fully operational, despite the global slowdown.
Hearn’s Vice-President Cameron Dauer explained the company’s efforts to partner with its customers to keep expenses down but productivity up. “We worked with our customers diligently to help them meet their budgets, but also to keep the workflow constant and keep our trucks running.”
Helping Hearn remain competitive is the hard work and dedication of its drivers and staff. Mr. Hearn and the management team have fostered the development of a leadership style and work culture that empowers individuals with open lines of communication and a shared commitment to safety while maintaining the family-owned and operated character at Hearn.
“It’s an open door policy where anybody can come and talk with anybody at Hearn,” said Dauer of the approachability of management. “We ask them to do things that we are not afraid to do ourselves.” In fact, both Hearn and Dauer, despite their management positions, can still be found out of the office, driving trucks and interacting with drivers and customers.
The company’s already robust safety program is designed to only continue to improve as Hearn grows. Safety is ensured through specific human resources requirements of applicants to secure the best drivers. The company also has a comprehensive drug and alcohol testing program and supplementary safety and training opportunities.
The company states that its policy is to provide a “safe and healthful work environment for employees at every level through the awareness and prevention of occupational injuries and illnesses”. All drivers must wear compliant safety gear and participate in routine safety and health training.
As Dauer explained, “Our safety record is pretty good, but it doesn’t mean that it’s perfect. There is always room for improvement.” The sentiment of Dauer’s seemed to apply to all facets of Hearn’s operations: continue to improve until perfection is achieved and to find new ways to create an environment that fosters success.
Hearn Trucking offers company drivers steady home time and great earnings potential, as well as a team-oriented environment, well-maintained equipment, great industry rates, complete benefits packages, and a driver referral bonus program.
Hearn requires its applicants to have a stable and relevant work history, a clean driving and criminal record, be at least twenty-three years of age, with at least two years of verifiable OTR experience. They are subject to comprehensive background, driver physical and drug and alcohol screening. It is preferable for candidates to have frac sand, flatbed and/or refrigerated hauling experience.
In addition to corporate stability, resources and commitment to success, owner operators are offered a number of work opportunities, a generous fuel surcharge, benefits and competitive pay. They also receive a percentage of gross revenue, save on insurance by pulling Hearn trailers and avoid erratic schedules and inconvenient assignments.
Hearn offers both its drivers and its customers a personalized approach to doing business within the facilities, equipment and capacities of a large and ever-growing transportation and logistics company. Despite its growth, management at Hearn has worked hard to maintain that family-owned and operated feel of the operation.
“It’s been very successful for us,” explained Dauer. “Everybody at Hearn Trucking is not a number. We know everybody by name. We’re old school, but we’re bringing on new school ideas,” quipped Dauer.
Management continues to participate in the day-to-day operations of the company, getting out and interacting with both employees and customers. It speaks greatly to their dedication and commitment to the industry that has long been served by the Hearn family.
Moving forward, Dauer hopes to increase the number of trucks as the company’s refrigerated and flatbed division is set to be half of its day-to-day operations. Every department of Hearn Trucking is expected to grow by a target of one hundred percent over the next five years through continued hard work, dedication and results-driven on-time deliveries.