Apex Client Success Stories
Phillip’s Roadway Services Gets RollingPhillip Scherer formed his trucking company, Phillip’s Roadway Services LLC, through the Apex Startup Program in February 2018. He became an Apex factoring client in April 2018. In a short year, Scherer grew his trucking company and now owns three trucks. But as far as the office at Phillip’s Roadway Services is concerned, it’s operated like a one-man band. As Scherer works hard running his trucking company – he’s owner, dispatcher, and manager all in one – he admits he isn’t particularly picky about what he hauls. He takes on general freight, paper towels, toilet paper, motorcycles, even mail for the US Postal Service.
Papenfuss Trucking Enjoys Steady GrowthJohnny and Amy Papenfuss, a husband-and-wife team, took the plunge and formed Papenfuss Trucking in 2012 after Johnny had spent some time dairy farming and driving a truck under his dad’s authority. Six years later, Papenfuss Trucking is a successful 20-truck operation in Perham, Minnesota. That growth comes with the help of Apex factoring since 2013 and a slew of other Apex tools, including our credit checks, fuel card program, and back-office support. Oh, and Papenfuss Trucking is also the winner of the Apex Capital Client Calendar 2019 cover contest. Don’t miss a look at their beautiful winning entry.
Ramo Carriers Expands Beyond the Borders
Apex factoring client Ramo Carriers, run by the personable Omar Gonzalez, has a great story to tell – from his humble beginnings managing a trucking company to his own successful operation in the thriving Texas border city of Laredo. Omar believes strongly in customer service, as does Apex, and in the power of treating people right to encourage repeat business. Customer service is always priority No. 1, as it strengthens the business professionally and philosophically. Omar likes to tell the story of how a fence during his trucking company managing days was in need of repair. That fence gave him inspiration to create a trucking company that would be strong from the ground up.
Transcole Express Runs on Integrity and Service
Gloria Alzate is the force behind Transcole Express in Orlando, Florida. She and her husband, Andrey Gutierrez, keep the business moving by smartly diversifying in dealing with a variety of brokers and hauling an assortment of cargo, including regular loads for Walmart. But for Gloria, Transcole is all about family. It’s not only the family business but having the freedom to work from home means she can take care of all the Transcole back office work — from shrewdly managing brokers and pricing to keeping payments on two trucks flowing — and raise her two teenage children. That’s no small feat. Gloria’s amazingly positive attitude and her refreshing business philosophy make her a strong woman in trucking.
Husband and Wife Duo Keep the Wheels Running Smoothly
Lisa and David Dahlke formed Midnight Express in 2009, and it’s been steady hauling ever since. David does the driving, while Lisa takes care of the back-office paperwork and motherhood. She is instrumental to the success of the family business — from her tech-savvy skills to her conscientious organization of Midnight Express invoices, schedules, etc. Together they are an unbeatable team. Using the fuel card and the fuel finder, which David does regularly, makes for smooth savings while on the road. Both Lisa and David sing praises of the Apex fuel card and the fuel finder.
Chef Turned Trucker Thrives on the Road
When Alvin Seger tired of being a chef, he’d had enough of slaving away in a hot kitchen, he decided to try the freedom of being his own boss and taking his truck down the open highway. So, he turned to the Apex Startup Program, then became an Apex factoring client. Today Alvin keeps himself and his one-man company, AWS Transport, afloat through hard work, flexibility, and great business advice from his Apex account executive, Aeron Lopez. Alvin proves you can get out of the kitchen and into the cab.