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.  

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. 

Ashley Adams - Safety

Ashley Adams, she is responsible for monitoring drivers hours of service and working hands on with driver associates, as well as tracking & updating daily shipments. Ashley started at a young age with her family trucking business (Big Lake transportation. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with family & friends & trips to the beach.

Megan Parker - Safety

Melissa Weakley- Operations

Melissa Weakley brings 9+ years to the Transportation Industry. Her background includes Accounting, Safety/Human Resources, and Operations. Melissa brings a multitude of experience in different backgrounds within the Transportation Industry. This allows her to be a great asset in all areas of the company. During her spare time, Melissa enjoys spending time with her family and 6 girls. 

Logan Hill - Dispatch

Logan is apart of our Operations Department with her primary focus in Data Entry. She works closely with our Customers to make sure everything is communicated correctly. During her spare time, Logan works on her photography business. 

Michele Winslett - Dispatch

Craig Owens - Dispatch

Kate Durbin - Dispatch

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