Semo Express Story.
SEMO Express LLC. was formed in June of 2007 and founded by Angela and David Richards of Sikeston, MO.
David has a long history of trucking. His family has been trucking for five generations.
In 1977, David started his career by working for his father in the maintenance shop. After two years in the shop, he started driving the trucks.
In 1981, he started his first company, an LTL cartage company. This was a partnership endeavor with his brother.
In 1984, David and his brother started the truckload carrier Reliable Freight Systems.
In 2000, David and Angela bought out his brother and changed the name to Reliable Transportation INC.
After the buyout, Angela became very active in the business. She worked in every position of the back office and was the company CFO.
In 2005, David and Angela sold Reliable Transportation and worked as a freight consultants while also operating a trailer leasing company.
After being out of the transportation business for two years, David and Angela saw a need not being fulfilled in the southeast Missouri market.
Former customers and employees were looking for a carrier that offered a good work environment and personalized quality service. This was what convinced Angela to start Semo Express LLC.
In 2017, their daughter Danielle Andrade decided it was time she took on a more prominent role in Semo Express. With over 10+ years of experience in the transportation industry, Danielle has learned all of the aspects of the business and now deals with the day to day operations.
SEMO Express is looking toward the future and the part that you will play.
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