Small family company established in 1939. Originated in Lubbock, TX by Robert and Lila Heath. They launched the enterprise with a single tractor-trailer rig, hauling West Texas beef. Over the following decades, the refrigerated fleet grew steadily and the company expanded its range of cargoes to include produce, beer, and water. Operations are concentrated in Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and California, but the carrier also serves some customers in the Midwest and Southeast.
In addition to being a Texas-based carrier, Robert Heath Trucking is very much a family owned company. Robert and Lila's daughter, Terri, and her husband Jimmy, the companies management team includes Jody Heath, Terri’s cousin, president of Robert Heath Trucking, and Brent Shankle, Terri and Jimmy’s son and chief operating officer and assistant chief financial officer.
Lubbock was the focal point for much of the carrier’s 74 years, and the headquarters terminal is still there. In addition to the new terminal in Dallas, the carrier has a facility in San Antonio, Texas.
With the West Coast runs, trips average 600 to 700 miles. Still, the carrier is able to provide drivers with consistent home time, paying particular attention to the family needs of our drivers. Family being our #1 priority, our drivers and staff are family. Drivers being our largest commodity it is a priority to see to their needs are met.
Robert Heath Trucking recruits truck drivers who are at least 25 years old and have a minimum of one year over the road truck driving experience. Reefer experience is preferred but not required. Drivers are assigned to a fleet of late model tractors that are spec’d for comfort and productivity.
We are currently seeking OTR drivers:
Lease Purchase Drivers
- 25 yrs. or older
- Valid Class A CDL
- 12 mo. Min. Class A Driving Experience, Min. 1 Year Reefer Preferred
- No more than 2 jobs in a 12 mo. period
- No serious moving violations or accidents.