WHO ARE WE
Satchell Creek Express is a small fleet with 30 trucks and is run by a driver, who still drives and knows what it is like to be on the road. We haul refrigerated freight with the same customers for the last 25 years. We have solid year-round contracts. We know that without drivers for our trucks and without customers to fill our trailers we would be nothing. We know that the drivers and the company are both here to be successful, professional and safe. We are a small family company with big dreams, big commitments and big responsibilities to our drivers, customers, as well as those we share the road with.
WHAT WE DO
We run freight in the Midwest and Central Plains area. Wichita KS is home base with lanes to NE, IA IL and IN. The return runs from those states come back to the SE regions, OK and TX. We do not run any upper east coast or west coast. We run People Net Satellites and ELOGS. Trucks are all governed at 68mph. Navigation systems, pre-pass, ez-pass (tolls) and APU’s in every truck. Most of our fleet consists of Freightliner Cascadia’s with Detroit DD15, both manual and auto transmissions. We also have several International Pro Stars with ISX Cummins both manual and auto.
HOW WE OPERATE
If you live close to I35 between Kansas City and Oklahoma City you will be home weekly falling close to the weekends. If you live close to a customer plant in Lincoln Ne, Schuyler NE, Monmouth IL, or Greenfield IN we will also get you home weekly. If you live outside of these areas it varies. No matter where you live, we like 2 weeks out max because if we are doing our job you are hitting your 70-hour limit and will need a 34-hour reset. We do not hire west of I35, No FL, GA, AL, SC or upper east coast. We would not be able to offer adequate home time in those areas, at this time. You will never sit in a shop with a broke down truck for days, we tow you a spare if that is the case. It doesn’t matter if it is a new truck under warranty, we tow it to the dealer in Wichita KS. We believe in telling you how it really is, the truth, no matter what and we expect the same from our drivers. All problems can be resolved if both parties know all the facts. We know it is stressful at times and respect that.
When it comes to equipment SCX strives to provide our drivers with everything they need to remain comfortable and efficient while out on the road.
Eighty percent or more of our fleet is equipped with either thermo-king or carrier APU's. Allowing for a driver to easily power their TV, fridge, or various electronics to make thier breaks more relaxing.
Our entire fleet has People Net satellite systems, which is compliant with all current e-log mandates.
All of SCX's OTR trailers are powered by carrier reefer units making it easy to find a repair shop no matter where the unit may be.
In the event a unit breaks down and will be a timely repair, we have spare trucks that will be towed to you by our in house shop. Once you are in the spare truck they tow yours back to our yard and immediately jump on getting your truck back up and running.
Moving freight since 1987