The Watkins Family:
My Family—the Watkins Family—is a solid trucking family with a lifelong commitment to the industry. Trucking and logistics will always be at our core…Greg Watkins
Watkins Motor Lines was Founded in 1932
Highway Transport Began in 1948
Watkins Motor Lines Acquires Highway Transport 1963
Highway Transport 1968
Highway Transport in the 1970’s
Tanker Unit in the 1980’s
Tanker Unit in the Early 1990’s
Highway Transport Logistics is formed in 1998
Highway Transport 60th Anniversary and Re Branding Kickoff in 2008
Highway Transport in 2017
Highway Transport epitomizes a family business, skill, pride and hard work. Over the years, this company has established lifelong relationships with customers. We’re not only celebrating our 70+ years in business; we are also seeing it as the beginning of many more years to come. We’re grateful for people and prosperity, with our vision toward the future! In 2017, Highway Transport was named “Carrier of the Year” by Dow Chemical.
Highway Transport in 2018
Can you believe 2018 is far away in the rearview mirror? We celebrated and commemorated throughout 2018. Highway’s 70th Year was one of those milestones that became more about the future than the past. Highway Transport’s professional system truck drivers enjoyed the arrival —throughout spring & summer— of 75 of the newest Mack Anthems added to our fleet. Highway’s first Anthem rolled onto the Knoxville yard on April 12th.
As a company, we began 2018 by launching a special commemorative video.
2019 Mack Anthems
We celebrated in small ways throughout 2018 with fun items such as hats, pins, stress balls, cooling towels, and key chains. We saw major infrastructure improvements such as paving, painting, and remodeling.
above: shop exterior in Knoxville, Tennessee
above: shower remodel at Highway Transport service center in La Porte, Texas
The future plan is to increase business throughout the southeastern U.S. Specifically, expansion is expected to take place in Louisiana near Geismar service center and in Lake Charles, LA.