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
Forbes Named AAA Cooper Transportation one of America's 2023 Best Employers for Veterans
Forbes, who partnered with Statista, surveyed 8,500 veterans (those who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces, the Reserves, or the National Guard) working for companies with over 1,000 employees. The final list ranks 150 employers that received the survey’s highest total scores. Out of those, AAA Cooper Transportation ranked 67th overall which is the third consecutive year this honor was received.
AAA Cooper Transportation has been honored as a Top 100 Trucker of 2023 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 2023 Top 100 Trucker.
AACT 501 Base Rate change, August 14th
AAA Cooper Transportation (AACT) will be implementing a 3.0% increase on August 14, 2023, on current AACT 501 base rates. Current published minimum charges will be increased by $3.00. Please contact your local Sales Territory Manager for more details.
Action Guaranteed Day Service Returns
Action Guaranteed Day (AGD) service is now available within and between the AAA Cooper Transportation and Midwest Motor Express networks. This service provides another layer of certainty to the networks’ highly reliable LTL services. AGD shipments move with enhanced visibility, ensuring arrival within the published transit day standards. When Action Guaranteed Day service is needed, it is as simple as notating it on the Bill of Lading. For a complete description of the Action Guaranteed Day service, refer to Item 895 in the LTL Freight Services 190 Rules Tariff.
AAA Cooper Transportation has been recognized as a Top 100 For-Hire Carrier by Transport Topics
AAA Cooper Transportation has again been selected as a Transport Topics Top 100 For-Hire carrier. Each year, Transport Topics publishes the Top 100 leaders in the trucking industry, ranking the largest for-hire carriers in the United States, Canada, and Mexico based on revenue. Being named to the top 100 carriers signifies that a company has earned its customers’ and industry experts’ trust and confidence. Thank you to Transport Topic for the recognition and honor.
AAA Cooper Transportation was selected by Inbound Logistics as a 2023 Green Supply Chain Partner
AAA Cooper Transportation has been a part of the G75 list for the past seven years, which recognizes the 75 leading companies seeking green supply chain solutions. These companies go above and beyond to ensure that their global supply chains are sustainable and their operations are socially and environmentally friendly.
Forbes recognizes AAA Cooper Transportation as one of America’s Best Midsize Employers
AAA Cooper Transportation was selected by Forbes as one of America’s Best Midsize Employers for 2023. The final list ranks the 500 midsize companies that received the most recommendations, and this marks the seventh year in a row that AAA Cooper Transportation has achieved this great honor.
AAA Cooper Transportation receives the Pro Patria Award
AAA Cooper Transportation receives the Pro Patria Award from the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) Committee of Alabama. The Pro Patria Award is the highest-level award that an ESGR State Committee may bestow, and it recognizes companies that have demonstrated the greatest support to Guard and Reserve employees through their leadership and practices, including adopting personnel policies that make it easier for employees to participate in the National Guard and Reserve.
AAA Cooper Transportation is Recognized as The Home Depot 2023 LTL Carrier of the Year
During their annual conference, the Home Depot’s Executive Carrier Council honored AAA Cooper Transportation as the 2023 LTL Carrier of the Year. The Carrier of the Year Awards recognize carriers committed to on-time service, flexibility, and ease of doing business.
The Home Depot team acknowledged the pressures in the market and recognized AAA Cooper for providing consistent and reliable service while supporting a critical part of their LTL network.
AAA Cooper became a core carrier in October 2016 and committed to aligning operationally with The Home Depot’s processes and expectations. To be recognized by one of the most influential shippers in the world is a testament to the team’s consistent efforts and professionalism.Teamwork is one of AAA Cooper’s core values, and the commitment is “we will get there together.” This award recognizes that each employee lives those values every day. Thank you to all AAA Cooper employees for this fantastic recognition!
AAA Cooper Transportation Continues to be recognized by the United States Environmental Protection Agency as a 2023 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.
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.
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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