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About Our Company - Howard Sheppard

Overview

Cliff Sheppard and Sons

Howard Sheppard, Inc is a family owned Georgia corporation employing over 400 people.

Founded in 1943 by Howard Sheppard, Sr. and incorporated in 1969, Howard Sheppard, Inc. has over sixty years of experience as a motor carrier. Located in the heart of the clay industry, Howard Sheppard, Inc. is proud of its record of service as the oldest and largest carrier domiciled in the clay belt.

We have a diversified fleet equipped to handle crude ores, liquid, dry bulk, packaged freight and containerized freight.

Howard Sheppard, Inc. is licensed to operate in 48 states and Canada.

History

Cliff Sheppard and Sons

Howard Sheppard was always fascinated with trucks even as a young boy and in 1943 he bought his first truck to haul sand and gravel. In the mid-1940s he earned about $2.40 for a load. Mr. Sheppard hauled whatever needed to be hauled in the area. Soon he was able to purchase another truck.

In 1950 he married Barbara Holmes, and with her help, the company began to grow. As the kaolin business has grown, so has Howard Sheppard, Inc. Diversified, the company also hauls for many other industries, including a large portion of paper, paint and rubber manufacturers as the familiar orange trucks can be seen in every state except Hawaii.

Family tradition continues as Mr. Howard's son, Cliff, presides as the current president of Howard Sheppard Inc. Cliff's sons are also part of the tradition as Trey serves as vice president of the crude clay division at HSI and Mitch serves as vice president of the container division.

Located in the heart of the clay industry, Howard Sheppard is proud of its record of service as the oldest and largest carrier domiciled in the clay belt. With family traditions and dedicated employees, we plan to continue that record for years to come.