About us

TREATING PEOPLE RIGHT. SINCE 1928.

When you hire Baggett Transportation Company, you’re more than a valued customer. You’re a friend. From our dispatchers and owner operators to the folks behind the scenes, we’ll be there for you. Day in and day out. Whether it’s a routine delivery or a last-minute change of plans, our customers know they can count on us. It’s why Baggett ranks among the Department of Defense’s top carriers. And why our Solo Driver division continues to expand in the commercial sector. We’re committed to treating folks right. Which means hiring the right people. Supporting them with the resources they need to succeed (including a first-rate Safety Department and an ongoing driver training and education program). Then maintaining a Customer First attitude in everything we do.

COMPANY HISTORY

Baggett Transportation Company was founded by Jess Baggett in Birmingham in 1928, as a local carrier hauling dynamite for area coal companies. In the mid 1930’s, William Sellers joined Mr. Baggett, and acquired a small interest in his company. During WWII, the Department of War called on Baggett to help in the movement of munitions. During this time, Mr. Sellers assumed full ownership of Baggett—and gradually expanded our scope into a major transportation company. In addition to transporting explosives and munitions for commercial shippers and the re-named Department of Defense, Baggett served the LTL business within the State of Alabama and other areas of the Southeastern United States. In 1976, we sold our LTL business and became a truckload carrier—focusing our services on the Department of Defense, and commercial shippers. Now in our third generation of family ownership, Baggett today remains true to the same business principles Mr. Sellers practiced in building this company — while upholding a steadfast commitment to investing in the services and technologies we need to take us into the next generation, and beyond.

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