About Me

As a young man, I was taught that we live in the land of opportunity, that nothing is free, to work for everything I needed or wanted, to never take anything for granted and to repay those that helped you. I have lived my life with that mindset. At the age of 27, I enlisted in the United States Army. I served for 11 years, 2 days and 19 hours, which included tours in Afghanistan and Korea. I was medically retired as a Staff Sergeant in 2014 after suffering a spinal injury in an IED explosion. After 2 years of healing from both mental and physical injuries, I was ready to return to work, and began researching the trucking industry. I found the trucking industry reminded me of the camaraderie of the Army and I felt a renewed sense of service to my country. Instead of serving on the battlefield, I am serving on the interstates and commerce lanes of our great country. I found integrity working in the trucking industry. I have been able to work for, and with, companies that have the same morals instilled in me by my parents and the military. In September 2017, I was nominated by my employer to receive a truck of my own through a program called Keys To Progress. The Keys To Progress program is run by Progressive Insurance and they have given personal vehicles to military veterans in need for the last 5 years. They wanted to expand this program to their commercial side and give a truck to a military veteran that was also a truck driver. I submitted my application through the St. Christopher Truckers Relief Fund, the non-profit Progressive had partnered with for this program to find a recipient, and was chosen to receive the truck. On April 7, 2018, I received the keys to my own 2015 Freightliner Cascadia in a moving ceremony in Houston, TX, and Spartan Direct LLC was born. Six months later I bought another truck and trailer and hired my first driver. Today, the Spartan team has 7 trucks, 2 of those being team trucks. While I was in the military, my biggest motivation was knowing that I was serving and doing something that is bigger than myself. We served with a passion. We served with a direction. We served with a goal. And that is how I run my company. Thank you for taking the time to learn about me and Spartan Direct LLC. I look forward serving your trucking needs with honesty, integrity and the utmost professionalism.

Meet Our Team

Js truck with Amazon trailer
Robert and Jewels truck
Tom and Tamara
Tom and Tamara
Dom Truck 3 cropped
Western Star