AAA Cooper Transportation (SCAC “AACT”), an independent subsidiary of Knight-Swift Transportation Holdings (NYSE: KNX), is an asset-based multi-regional transportation solutions provider offering less-than-truckload, truckload, dedicated contract carriage, brokerage, fleet maintenance, and international services. Our cross-brand integrations with other KNX subsidiaries provide extended direct coverage and resources across a substantial area of the United States. Additionally, our robust Affiliate Carrier Program extends AAA Cooper Transportation’s coverage area into Canada, Mexico, and across the globe.
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Mission, Vision & Values
- MissionTo solve our customers’ transportation needs through complementary, integrated, and flexible transportation services.
- VisionTo be the most respected, safest, most innovative, and the most efficient carrier in our chosen markets.
- Integrity - We do the right thing
- Innovation - We continually seek innovative solutions for our customers
- Competence - We are competent and caring
- Teamwork - We get there together
- Humility - Be humble and respectful of others
AAA Cooper Transportation has been honored as a Top 100 Trucker of 2022 by Inbound Logistics Magazine
AAA Cooper Transportation is committed to helping our customers gain a competitive edge through innovative solutions, cost-saving strategies, and true partnerships. Inbound Logistics compiled a list of the best diverse logistics leaders from a candidate pool of over 300 carrier companies. Thank you to the Inbound Logistics magazine editors for recognizing AAA Cooper Transportation as a 2022 Top 100 Trucker.
AAA Cooper Transportation recognized as one of America’s Best Mid-Size Employers
In 2022, AAA Cooper Transportation was selected by Forbes as one of America’s Best Mid-Size Employers. Forbes teamed up with Statista and surveyed 30,000 people working for companies with 1,000 plus employees. They were asked to rate how likely they would be to recommend their employer to others, then they were asked to nominate organizations outside of their own industry. The final list ranks the 500 mid-size employers that received the most recommendations. This is the sixth year in a row that AAA Cooper Transportation has received this recognition.
AAA Cooper Transportation makes Transport Topics Top 100 Lists
AAA Cooper Transportation ranks 54th on Transport Topics 2022 Top 100 For-Hire Carriers list. Companies are ranked based on annual revenue, including a listing of operating units, description of services, and data on the number of employees and equipment. AAA Cooper Transportation also ranks 15th among Top Less-Than-Truckload Carriers.
AAA Cooper Transportation selected by Inbound Logistics as a Green Supply Chain Partner
The Inbound Logistics team selected AAA Cooper Transportation as a Green Supply Chain Partner. For the past six years, AAA Cooper Transportation has been a part of the G75 list, which is comprised of companies that go above and beyond to ensure their global supply chains are sustainable and that their operations are socially and environmentally friendly.
AAA Cooper Transportation Continues to be recognized by the United States Environmental Protection Agency as a SmartWay Partner
SmartWay is a voluntary and cost-free program that supports companies’ initiatives to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from freight supply chain transportation activities. Operational strategies, data management tools and verified technology supports are provided. The SmartWay Partnership is a domestic and international freight and supply chain program that manages data for over 3500 partners across all domestic shipping modes in the U.S. and Canada. SmartWay implements its goals to lower freight carbon footprints by conducting analysis and research of freight impacts, engaging with freight experts, anticipating and responding to trends, developing strategic resources and communication strategies, and serving as an international model. International collaborations exist with Mexico, China and other Asian nations, Europe, and Latin America.
Forbes named AAA Cooper Transportation one of America's Best Employers for Veterans in 2021.
Companies were selected based on an independent survey completed by over 5,000 U.S. Veterans working for companies employing at least 1,000 people. Survey participants were asked a series of questions on general topics regarding their employer and on topics related specifically to veterans' interests in the workplace. The final list ranks the 200 employers that received the survey's highest total scores.
Knight-Swift (NYSE: KNX) Expands Its Less-Than-Truckload Footprint With The Acquisition of Midwest Motor Express
AAA Cooper Transportation welcomes Midwest Motor Express to the KNX family.
AAA Cooper Transportation acquired by Knight-Swift Transportation Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: KNX)
On Monday, July 5, 2021, Knight-Swift Transportation Holdings, Inc. acquired AAA Cooper Transportation.
AAA Cooper Recognized as the 2020 LTL Carrier of the Year by The Home Depot
AAA Cooper Transportation was honored as the 2020 LTL Carrier of the Year by The Home Depot’s Executive Carrier Council during their annual conference in January 2021. The Carrier of the Year awards recognize carriers who exhibit a commitment to excellence in service performance, responsiveness, and creative thought.
During the virtual award presentations, The Home Depot team recognized AAA Cooper for providing consistent, reliable service in one of the most demanding operating environments in history while supporting a rapidly growing share of their LTL business.
AAA Cooper became a core carrier in October of 2016 and quickly set about aligning operationally to The Home Depot’s processes and expectations. The AAA Cooper employees’ commitment to excellence has driven growth in our relationship and positioned us for this recognition.
One of AAA Cooper’s core values is Teamwork, and our commitment is “we will get there together.” This award is the recognition that we live our values every day. Thank you to all employees for their part in this achievement.
AAA Cooper Transportation announces Prickett as President
Dothan, AL- Reid Dove, CEO of AAA Cooper Transportation, announced on September 16th, 2020, the promotion of Charlie Prickett to President and Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Prickett began his career in the transportation industry after graduating from Auburn University in 1988. He held industry leadership positions in Less-than-Truckload and Dedicated Services prior to joining AAA Cooper as its Dedicated Services leader in 2002. He was later promoted to Executive Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer in 2010. Mr. Dove noted, "It gives me great pleasure to promote Charlie to President given his overall leadership and extensive knowledge and expertise of our two primary services of LTL and Dedicated Services. His commitment to growing our business while enhancing our culture will serve our internal team members and customers very well in the future."
AAA Cooper Transportation is one of the top 50 largest ground transportation companies in the United States. It serves the South, Southwest, and Midwest through over 100 locations with over 5000 employees. It has been named by Forbes Magazine as one of the top mid-sized employers in the country for the last four years.
Careers with AAA Cooper Transportation
AAA Cooper Transportation offers an excellent opportunity for employees across a breadth of skills, experience, and backgrounds. Click the careers button to find out more about the opportunities that are currently available and complete an online application.
Sustainability in Action
AAA Cooper Transportation is committed to supporting environmentally sound business practices. Whether through a formalized program such as SmartWay® or by simply reducing miles driven through advanced operations research applications, AAA Cooper Transportation strives to achieve a minimal impact footprint on our environment. Some of our efforts that favorably impact the environment include:
- More fuel-efficient tractors with automatic transmissions improve RPM control during shifting, leading to improved MPG.
- Side skirts on trailers improve the overall drag coefficient, improving MPG.
- Improved tire compositions and setups lead to reduced rolling resistance and improved MPG.
- LTL system flow improvements enhance loaded fill rates, reducing the miles per shipment required.
- Advanced data center designs reduce HVAC demands and overall utility consumption.
- Recycle used oil, used oil filters, antifreeze, batteries, and scrap steel.
- Have shop rags laundered for reuse.
- Retread tires to extend their useful life and reduce scrap tire generation.
- Switch to metal halide yard and wall pack lights with more efficient LED lighting as a replacement becomes necessary.
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In the 1930s, John H. “Red” Dove began his association with the transportation industry by working alongside his father, hauling logs from the Alabama woods to nearby sawmills. In 1951, Red bought an interest in P.C. White Truck Lines. Later, he purchased the remaining ownership interest in the company and changed the name to AAA Motor Lines. His sons, Earl and Mack, earned their degrees in Transportation from the University of Tennessee and joined the family business in 1959 and 1962, respectively.
The transportation industry experienced strict regulation during the fifties, sixties, and early seventies by the Interstate Commerce Commission (ICC), a former independent agency of the U.S. government. During that time, the company grew by acquiring other transportation companies possessing routes that AAA Motor Lines could utilize. Thus, in 1969, AAA Motor Lines bought Cooper Transfer Company. In 1973, Earl and Mack bought their father’s interest in the company and later merged AAA Motor Lines and Cooper Transfer Company, effectively creating AAA Cooper Transportation® (SCAC “AACT”).
Earl and Mack recognized the inevitability of industry deregulation and began to position the company for that occurrence. In 1976, the company obtained approval from the ICC to operate within the state of Florida along with the already established Alabama system. After the completion of its opening in Florida, the company bought expansive authority to operate in Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina. In 1986, AAA Cooper Transportation purchased Haynes Motor Lines and, in early 1990, purchased nine service centers from the former Bowman Transportation Company. In January 1989, after 30 years in the business, Earl sold his 50% ownership of the company to his brother, Mack.
In 1994, AAA Cooper Transportation opened the first service center outside of the Southeast in Chicago, IL. This area was selected to provide quick and efficient service to the Upper Midwest from the Southeast due to the high customer demand. In the same year, Mack’s son, Reid, joined the company after he graduated from Auburn University. Reid was no stranger to the transportation industry, growing up in and around the business and holding many different positions within the company. In 2001, Reid was named President and continued the legacy of quality leadership and guidance in another generation of success. In 2010, Reid became Chief Executive Officer (CEO), and Charlie Prickett was named President and Chief Operating Officer (COO).
With growth came opportunity, and in July of 2021, Knight-Swift Transportation Holdings Inc. (NYSE: KNX) acquired AAA Cooper Transportation. The company transitioned from being privately held to an independent subsidiary of KNX. AAA Cooper Transportation remains an asset-based multi-regional transportation solution provider offering less-than-truckload, truckload, dedicated contract carriage, brokerage, fleet maintenance, and international services. Additionally, in December 2021, KNX purchased Midwest Motor Express, joining AAA Cooper Transportation as an independent subsidiary of KNX in the LTL Services Group. This acquisition was mutually beneficial for all parties involved, offering highly reliable services across all related brands.
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