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East Coast Trucking Services

A truckload carrier hauling general commodity products, Penns Best provides transportation services for companies of all sizes, from Fortune 500 companies to small businesses.

For more than 40 years, Penns Best has enjoyed controlled growth, fueled by a high level of customer service and a company-wide dedication to safety.

As a employee-owned company, each member of Penns Best team shares a commitment to providing the highest standard in transportation services. Penns Best has employed generations of local families as drivers, mechanics and professional staff, serving the rich transportation base in Pennsylvania.

Capabilities & Service Area

Penns Best service area reaches from Maine to Florida and as far west as Ohio.

With an eye to customer satisfaction, Penns Best has on-time pick-up and delivery, with a dedicated 24/7 support staff to help keep its customers fully informed and up-to-date on any circumstances that may occur.

Penns Best offers:

  • High On-Timer Performance
  • 24 Hour Customer Support
  • 100 power units
  • More than 550 53-foot dry vans
  • A growing flatbed division
  • On-site Fleet Maintenance
  • Electronics Data Interchange
  • Fleet Management & Compliance System

Penns Best makes a real difference in shipping. Call us to learn more. 

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Company Background

In 1969, Penns Best founder, Meredith "Rube" Ruark, saw a need to provide loading services for large carriers, which led to the opening of a terminal in 1973. When the transportation industry underwent deregulation, he took the opportunity to start a transportation company, with the support of local shippers.

Meredith's commitment to the business, to the local area's families, and to the local economy, instilled values still found today at Penns Best. When Meredith retired in 2004, he entrusted his legacy to his team as an employee-owned company. His stellar reputation has been upheld by Penns Best dedicated team.

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President

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Penns Best News

Penns Best is supporting a local non-profit organization. A message from the organization:

How can you help?

It has been public support that has given us the confidence to move forward on this exciting new opportunity. Without our annual operating support, we could not open our doors; we have no other income stream.

Who will be asked to pledge to this campaign?

Seven Loaves Soup Kitchen trustees, industries, individuals, foundations and businesses will be asked for pledges of support. Local churches are planning special events to raise funds for the new building. We announced a community wide campaign in July.

Are government grants available?

Government grants come with strings attached that are often permanent. From the beginning Seven Loaves Soup Kitchen has adopted a policy not to apply for or accept government money that might alter its mission.

Can I give in other ways; can I give stock?

Yes, often people will chose to give appreciated property to a campaign like this (stock is a great example). Giving appreciated stock provides a double benefit to the donor. The full fair market value of the stock is the income tax deduction, and the donor also avoids paying capital gains taxes. To take advantage of this type of gift YOU MUST TRANSFER THE STOCK. Do not sell the stock and give the money; that would trigger a capital gain on your part. Call Ted Oberg, Financial Advisor, Edward Jones for instructions on transferring stock or other appreciated assets to this building campaign: 570-675-3335. 

Is my pledge tax deductible?

Not the pledge, but to the extent provided by the law, the actual payments on the pledge are tax deductible in the year they are made.

Who will control the funds raised in the campaign?

A separate fund account will be established to receive all gifts and grants for the purchase of the building. This account will be included in the Soup Kitchen's annual, independent financial audit.

How can I get involved in the campaign?

The campaign will require a number of volunteers to go out and tell this story to potential donors. The Seven Loaves Soup Kitchen has a wonderful, compassionate story to tell, and it needs people to tell it. This organization has enjoyed tremendous past support from the community we serve, and we are optimistic about the chance for a successful campaign.

Where do I send my gift?

Make checks payable to Seven Loaves Soup Kitchen. Mail to: Seven Loaves Soup Kitchen, 5630 SR 6, Tunkhannock, PA 18657

For more information please visit Seven Loaves Soup Kitchen website.

Ever wonder just what it takes for your favorite items you consume to get to your home, kitchen table etc? Well, logistics is a big part of it, and you certainly would not see it without a truck driver. So say "thank you" to a professional truck driver who is working hard away from home, and let them know that you appreciate it.

Thank you drivers!

Over the years, Penns Best has been honored with several awards including:

  • Procter & Gamble NA Transportation Award of Operational Excellence
  • Procter & Gamble NAPD Overdrive Award for Operational Excellence
  • Chep USA East Line Haul Carrier of the Year Award because of Penn's dedication to CHEP USA and On-Time Performance.
  • Trinity Transport Carriers of Excellence Award

87 Sales & Services

Since 1986, Penns Best's 87 Sales & Service Division has been Penns Best on-site truck and trailer repair shop. Besides servicing the Penn Best fleet, 87 Sales & Service works with owner/operators and other company's trucks and trailers, supporting all brands of truck parts and after market parts, as well as a large variety of trailer parts. In addition to trucks, 87 Sales & Service also repairs school buses, power company vehicles, fire trucks... and more.

87 Sales & Service is located on Rte 87 in Mehoopany, PA.

Contact us at 87sales@pennsbest.net or 570.836.3744

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