Two brothers with a vision and a dream of someday owning their own trucking company entered into the industry with just that in mind.
Right out of college, trucking became a part of Martin and Jack Holmes’ world as they began to mold what would become a premier flatbed and specialized carrier in the transportation industry.
Driving and working many long and hard hours during and after college, the journey began.
Their parents, Gene and Libby Holmes were very supportive as well as involved in the trucking industry. Mr. & Mrs. Holmes owned and operated one of the class 8 truck dealerships for several years.
Holmes Company was started in 1981 with 1 truck. Today the fleet consists of 100 power units operating throughout the 48 states meeting the needs of the customers. Transporting steel and building materials, including over-dimensional freight, Holmes provides late model Freightliner tractors, trailers and the latest in transportation technology to ensure “superior” service to all our customers.
With over 40 years of “hands on” trucking experience, Holmes Company provides superior services to all our customers from coast to coast. The commitment made daily by the experienced and well-trained Holmes Team ensures the safe delivery of each customer’s load. To that end, no compromises, exceptions, or shortcuts, are considered. To support our Team, Holmes provides and utilizes McLeod Software’s latest technology to assist in making the best decisions for our entire company and our customers. With every tractor equipped with a Omnitracs Satellite Communications Tracking System, we can provide real-time positions as well as messaging with our operations team to keep our customers updated on pick-up as well as delivery times if requested.
“Safety is number one.” The safety of our drivers and the motoring public is always at the forefront of each day. The Holmes Safety Program demonstrates our company’s effort to keep safety at the wheel as each driver leaves with their load. We are repetitive winners of safety awards sponsored by the Mississippi Trucking Association.
We offer long-haul, regional and Logistics Services to our customers allowing us the opportunity to meet any need they may have. To accomplish this, we hire only the “BEST” experienced and qualified drivers in the market place. We have one of the lowest turnover rates in the industry. Along with the trucking experience in our organization, we contribute our success to hard work and dedication to our people and our customers. Our people are our greatest asset. —The Holmes Company IS OUR PEOPLE.