Since its inception Pride has been a leading innovator in the transportation industry. The company has a modern fleet of late-model tractors and has been recognized as an environmentally “green fleet." Pride has also been recognized as one of 20 “Best Fleets to Drive For” in 2011. But our history starts and continues with family. Our history is family, powered by diesel, maintained with respect, and run with safety.
Founded and run by a family of drivers, Pride has been on the road for over 40 years. We’ve seen trucking grow and change and we’ve been at the forefront of the business since we started. Care, dedication, truth, and respect have helped us stay alive and stay on top. Our story is simple; do what you love, do it well, and treat everyone with respect.
Jeff England started out working in the family business C.R. England. Jeff always had a desire to run his own business and run his own fleet of trucks. In 1976 Jeff bought his first truck which he put to work at C.R. England as an owner operator, he started out as "Pride of England Enterprises".
At this time Jeff decided to leave C.R. England and start his own company, he had 3 trucks in his fleet at this time. His business at that time was hauling produce from California to New York to a grocery chain called "Price Choppers".
In the early 80's Jeff had put together a group of Investors and purchased about 10 more trucks which he put to work for C.R. England and Swift Transportation. This was when he decided to change his companies name to "Pride Transport". Pride was operating separate from C.R. England and had operating authority mainly because of support from the LDS church.
Pride Transport's corporate headquarters is constructed.
Pride Transport's fleet reaches 100 trucks.
Pride Transport's logistics division is created.
A new division called Pride Dedicated Services is created to handle our customers' specialized needs.
Jay England becomes the CEO.
A second building is constructed at Pride Transport's corporate headquarters.
Pride Transport's fleet reaches 500 trucks.
New Generation, same dedication