Meet the Staff

David Richards - Owner

David Richards started his trucking career in 1977 working in his father’s truck maintenance shop and unloading trailers on the freight dock.

He started his first trucking company, Reliable Freight Systems in 1984.

He has 40 years of trucking experience from maintenance, driving, management and 33 years of owning a trucking company.


David says he has the best job around now.  His main duties these days are, customer service, consulting for Semo Express, expanding the warehouse and 3rd party logistics operation at Transcon America LLC.


He also spends a lot of time with his grandkids at the farm teaching the grandkids how to hunt, fish, and ride four-wheelers.

His goals for the future is to teach his children how to be successful in the trucking industry and instill a good work ethic in his grandchildren.

Angela Richards - Owner/CFO

Angela Richards began her career in Transportation in 1997 after being a teacher for 16 years. She has 20+ years experience with her primary focus being the CFO of the company. She has worked in all aspects of the Accounting Department, Human Resources, and Safety Department. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and 3 grandchildren.  

Bobby Chance - Operations Manager.

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Ashley Adams - Safety

Ashley Adams became involved in the Transportation industry at a young age, working for her family’s trucking company, Big Lake Transport. During her 4 years with Semo Express, she has been the HR and Safety Manager. Her responsibilities include over-seeing the day to day operation of the Safety department and ensuring that the fleet is compliant in all aspects of State and Federal DOT, OSHA and MSHA Regulations. In her spare time, Ashley resides in Benton MO with her husband and daughter, Landry. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and traveling.

Keshia Glastetter- Comptroller

Keshia  Glastetter is the Comptroller for Semo Express. She has 8+ years experience in the Accounting Field. Her responsibilities include over seeing the day to day operations of the Accounting Department and Managing the Financial Statements. Keshia was born and raised in Sikeston, MO and enjoys spending time with her husband and 2 boys, Ridge and Rush, during her spare time. 

Mike Riley - Service Manager

Mike Riley is responsible for overseeing 50+ trucks & over 160 Trailer's. His biggest focus is preventive maintenance, doing so means less down time, Mike has 12 years of experience in the trucking industry. He cares about each driver and strives to provide the best for the drivers. in his free time he enjoys family time and fishing. 

Beth Hicks- Accounting

Beth Hicks bring 20+ years’ experience in the Transportation Industry. Her primary background is in Invoicing and Payroll. Her responsibilities include Invoicing, Payroll, & Collections. During her spare time, Beth enjoys spending time with her new Grandson.  

Kendra White - Accounts Payable/Receivable

Kendra White is responsible for accounts payable/receivable and has multiple years of experience in the accounting field. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family and reading as much as possible.

Amber Newsom - Accounting

Amber is apart of the Accounting Department with her primary focus in Billing. She works diligently with our Customers to provide correct and timely invoices. During her free time, Amber enjoys spending time with her daughter and friends. 

Jay Burnett - Dispatch

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Chance Turner - Dispatch

Customer Service.  Chance is part of the operations department with his primary focus on Customer Service.  During his spare time he enjoys hunting, fishing and spending time with his family and friends.

Craig Owens - Dispatch

Craig is part of the operations department as a driver manager.  In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his grandson and working in his yard.

Michele Winslett - Dispatch

 Michele is part of the operations department as a driver manager.  In her spare time she enjoys horseback riding and spending time with her family.

Kate Durbin - Dispatch

Kate is part of the operations department with her primary focus on data entry and customer updates.  In her spare time she enjoys being outdoors, listening to music and spending time with her children.

Megan Parker - Safety

I am part of the HR/Safety department with my primary focus on monitoring drivers hours of service.  In her spare time she enjoys reading, painting and spending time with her family.

Derek Richards - I.T Department

Derek Richards is the eldest son of David and Angela Richards. Derek grew up in the Transportation Industry as his whole family has been involved in Trucking for the majority of their lives. Derek has always had a interest in computers and technology. After working for several years for different IT companies, Derek brought his knowledge and experience to Semo Express as their new IT and Support Department. Derek's responsibilities include Maintaining all aspects of Semo Express Computer Systems and Servers. During his spare time, Derek enjoys playing computer games with his wife or playing with his son William.  

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409 Lynual Street. Sikeston MO 63801
Contact Us. (573) 481 9481