Long before either of us, Shawn and Kelly Moore, CEO and President, came into management roles at R.C. Moore, Inc, we had garnered significant experience in the trucking business. Working after school and summer holidays in the truck and trailer shops of our father’s company, we worked side by side with our grandfather and the 4 mechanics learning what it takes to keep trucks humming in top condition and learning to relate to the drivers and staff. Before long, we were fully capable of performing brake jobs, servicing reefers and doing whatever needed to be done in the shop. Knowing early on that his career would involve trucking, Kelly apprenticed as a heavy mechanic, while I (Shawn) ventured into another side of the transportation business with the merchant marine. “All roads lead home” as they say, and after a short career at sea, I returned to trucking and began learning other sides of the family business. My time spent in payroll, collections, dispatch and sales, as well as my early years in maintenance, all served to prepare me for my current role as CEO at R.C. Moore.
Business Philosophy and Culture
The “give-the-customer-more-than-they-expect” attitude instilled in Kelly and me by our father, Richard C Moore, along with the distinctly creative approach to logistics that VP David Wilson brings to the company, have resulted in customer loyalty and steady growth. We are proud of the professionalism of our drivers and staff. We are proud that our signature black trucks look about as good coming off the lot as they do when they are retired. The Maine Motor Truck Association has chosen us twice as the recipient of their “First Place Safety Award” for carriers over 10 million miles. It is a privilege to be considered one of Maine’s premier freight logistics, OTR trucking and freight brokerage services providers.
An Enterprising Youth
It isn’t every young man that would trade in his first car to buy a delivery truck, but that is exactly what our founder Richard C. Moore did. With his newly acquired 1954 Chevrolet 6500 series truck, his life-long career in trucking began out of his Waldoboro, Maine home. From his humble beginnings hauling pulpwood and logs to paper mills throughout Maine, Moore’s one-man, one-truck operation has grown into the award-winning, turn-key logistics company we are privileged to operate today.
Service and Respect
Offering transportation and brokerage services to multinational conglomerates and small family-owned businesses alike, we, the second generation of Moores, value our employees and our customer relationships. From the dispatch office to our drivers and maintenance staff, service is our culture.
R.C. Moore, Inc. Milestones
- 1956 – Founded by Richard C. Moore
- 1966 – Incorporated
- 1975 – received I.C.C. Common Carrier Authority
- 1984 – received Contract Carrier Authority
- Most recent rating from FDOT – “Satisfactory”
- “Regional Carrier of the Year” 2009, 2010 FedEx Smart Post
- “Outstanding Customer Service Award” 2009 Nestle Waters
- “Premiere Carrier of the Year” 2001 Sysco
- Two-time winner “First Place Safety Award” for Carrier over 10 million miles by Maine Motor Truck Association