Meet The Team
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
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.
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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Bobby has been involved in the trucking industry since 1994. He has served in many different aspects of the industry, including owing his own trucks. Bobby is currently the Operations Manager for Semo Express. He oversees the day to day operations, as well as developing relationships with outside customers to obtain new lanes and business for Semo. Bobby and his wife Jennifer are lifelong residence of East Prairie, MO but are currently residing in Marion IL. In his spare time, Bobby enjoys riding Harley's, working and spending time with his wife and sons.
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 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 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.
Chance Turner-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.
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 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.
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.
Megan is apart of the HR/Safety department 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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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.
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.
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.