Ard Trucking Co. Inc.
For Ard Trucking Co. Inc., the customer is No. 1, President and CEO Allen Ard says. “We just work to help solve all of their transportation needs and all of their cross-docking needs,” he declares.
Darlington, S.C.-based Ard Trucking specializes in transportation management, including van, flatbed, intermodal, warehousing and yard services. Ard’s father, J.W. Ard Sr., started the company in 1945 with a single used 1938 truck and trailer.
Although Ard Trucking endured challenges with shifts in the economy, “We’re back on the rebound,” Allen Ard asserts, noting that it employs a staff of more than 150 and operates terminals in Darlington, S.C., Florence, S.C., and Lebanon, Tenn. “We’re [also] up to 110 trucks, 450 trailers, and growing.”