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TRUCKING & FREIGHTING

"We want to treat everyone like we would want to be treated."

// Sharp Transport is a family business with
President Allie Sharp-Schwalb (from left),
founder John Sharp and Chase Adkins.

Preparing for
the Future

SHARP TRANSPORT WORKS TO STAY AHEAD IN AN
EVER-CHANGING INDUSTRY WITH THE LATEST
TECHNOLOGY AND DEDICATED EMPLOYEES.
>SHARP TRANSPORT

BY JANICE HOPPE

Sharp Transport delivers on its
mission of providing the highest quality
transportation services daily because of
its people and state-of-the-art technology.
"If it wasn't for the great team I have here,
daily operations would be a lot harder,"
President Allie Sharp-Schwalb says.

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In the late 1970s, Sharp-Schwalb's
father, John Sharp, was working for
Murray Ohio, a lawnmower manufacturer in Ohio that had a need for a
truckload carrier to move its product
to California. In 1979, Sharp and his
wife Rebecca founded Sharp Transport
in Ethridge, Tenn., with one tractor.

-Allie Sharp-Schwalb, president

"That's how he got into it in the first
place," Sharp-Schwalb says. "We would
go out to California to deliver bicycles
and lawnmowers and haul strawberries
for Shoney's on the return."
Today, Sharp Transport has evolved
into one of the largest family owned
truckload carriers in Tennessee and
hauls for many Fortune 500 companies.
Sharp-Schwalb began working for her
father in high school and returned to
work in 1988.
Throughout Sharp's history, both
of Sharp-Schwalb's sisters, Angie
Ezell and Ginger Stutts worked for the
company for many years. In addition to
the immediate family, the sisters' three
cousins also worked at the company for
periods of time. Presently her nephew, Chase Adkins, is the only family
member involved with her and her
father. "I am so thrilled for Chase to be
able to learn and work side by side with
my Dad," Sharp-Schwalb says. "Pop has
tons of information that can't be taught
from any website or spreadsheet."
Sharp-Schwalb says that she is also
very blessed to have a strong management team that is like family. The team
includes Vice President Gary Shelton,
a 35 year veteran; Operations Manager
Ralf Maier who has been in the industry
for more than 20 years, Maintenance
Director Jarit Cornelius and Comptroller Jonathon Molloy. Sharp Transport's
team is the best it has had in many years;
every person is a strong and valuable
part of this operation. The team is a
cohesive group and willing to adapt to
-------------------------------------- [ PROFILE ]
Sharp Transport
www.sharptransport.com
Revenue: $20 million
Headquarters: Ethridge, Tenn.
Employees: 140
Specialty: General commodities carrier
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