Meet The Team

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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.

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Angela Richards- Owner

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.  

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Mike Riley-

Maintenance 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, fishing and being involved in his church. 

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Megan Parker-
HR/Safety Manager

Megan is apart of the HR/Safety  Management Team with her primary focus on monitoring drivers hours of service and helping the drivers stay compliant.  In her spare time she enjoys reading, painting and spending time with her family.

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Danielle Andrade-
HR/Safety Manager

Danielle has grown up in the Trucking Industry as her parents started their first Truck line in 1984. Once she graduated from school, she started working in the Transportation Industry Full Time which has led to almost 20 years in Operations, Safety, Human Resources and Warehousing. She currently oversees the HR/Safety Department as well as growing a Fuel Discount Program for Independent Owner Operators and Small Fleets.
When she is not working on something Transportation related, she also works with her husband on their Digital Media Business and spends time with Family, Friends, and being active in her church. Her belief is that through all of her business ventures, to put God first and he will take care of the rest.

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Keshia Glastetter-

Accounting Manager

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.

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Jay Burnett- 
Operations Manager

Jay is apart of the operations department with his primary focus on load planning, ensuring that the drivers get the maximum amount of miles.  He graduated from the University of Tennessee in 2012 with a degree in logistics and has been around trucking ever since.  In his spare time Jay enjoys deer hunting, fitness, and spending time with his beautiful wife Angie.

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Chance Turner-
Sales & 
Backhaul Coordinator 

Chance is apart of the operations department with his primary focus on coordinating backhaul freight, ensuring that the drivers get home timely to see their families.  During his spare time he enjoys hunting, fishing and spending time with his family and friends.

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Craig Owens-

Driver Manager

Craig is apart of the operations department with his primary focus on being available and helping the drivers with anything they might need.  In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his grandson and working in his yard.

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Michele Winslett-

Driver Manager

Michele is apart of the operations department with her primary focus be able to provide the tools the drivers need to be successful on the road.  In her spare time she enjoys horseback riding and spending time with her family.

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Kate Durbin-

Customer Service

Kate is apart of the operations department with her primary focus on Customer Service.  In her spare time she enjoys being outdoors, listening to music and spending time with her children.

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Kendra White-

Payroll Coordinator

Kendra is apart of the Accounting Department with her primary focus being on making sure all payroll is correct and paid in a timely manner. 

Kendra 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.

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Amber Newsom-

Billing Coordinator

Amber is apart of the Accounting Department with her primary focus on 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. 

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Derek Richards-

IT Manager

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.