Robert Bearden Inc. is a 100% employee-owned full truckload carrier with a strong presence in the Southeast Region and Eastern-Half of the U.S.  We specialize in Dry Van Services for Regional, OTR, and Dedicated Opportunities. 

We have one of the newest fleets in the industry, up to date technology, and an operations/driver team that far exceeds our competitors. Our low levels of bureaucracy and empowerment within our organization allow you to get the answers you want when you need them. Our motto at RBI is “ We deliver unparallel on-time service (claim and accident free), not excuses.”

About Us




Power Only


Lowe’s Gold Service Awards in 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2013, 2015

BP Safety Recognition 2010 – 2015

Lowe’s Platinum & Double Platinum Service Award in 2011, 2012 & 2014

2014 Lowe’s Outbound One-Way Carrier of the Year

2008 & 2012 Georgia Pacific Carrier of the Year

Core Values

1. We will be safe, professional, and accountable in everything we do.
2. We will be the low-cost provider, run lean and efficient, while maintaining the highest standards of safety, service, and compliance.
3. We value Honesty, Integrity, and Open Communication for problem solving and continuous improvement.
4. We will be results-oriented, recognizing and rewarding employees based on their performance
5. We are Built to Last, for the benefit of our customers and shareholder employees.


 220+ Power Units
750 53’ Dry Vans
Tractors Average 2 to 3 Years
All Trailers Average 8 Years or Less
Equipped With Auxiliary Power Units


 100% Electronic Logs
 All Tractors Equipped with Qualcomm
Full EDI Capabilities

Our History

With over 35 years of experience in the trucking industry, Robert Bearden, founder and current president of Robert Bearden Inc. bought RBI’s first tractor and trailer in 1997. Since 1997, Robert Bearden Inc. has strived to meet and exceed its customer’s expectations with unparallel service, ease of doing business, and a first-class operations and driver team. This philosophy has allowed us to grow rapidly from one tractor and trailer to over 220 tractors and 750 trailers.

  • October 2002

    A New 5,500 Square Foot Office Building Was Built

    In October of 2002, a new 5,500 square foot office building was built in Cairo Georgia’s Industrial Park in order to accommodate RBI’s growth.

  • August 2004

    Opened A 13,000 Square Foot Maintenance Facility

    In August of 2004, Robert Bearden Inc. addressed its rapid growth again and opened a 13,000 square foot maintenance facility in Valdosta, GA. 

  • In 2012

    We Became A 100% Employee-Owned Company

    Most recently, in 2012, Robert Bearden, Inc. became a 100% Employee-Owned Company.  In addition to our 401K with matching contributions, drivers can now earn stock in our company that goes towards their retirement.

  • In 2015

    Opened a New Dedicated Terminal in Meridian, MS

  • In 2016

    Opened a New Dedicated Terminal in Greensboro, NC

  • In 2017

    RBI Celebrates 20 Years of Service to Our Customers