- Danny Crane
My name is Danny Crane. I am the owner and president of Crane Transport Incorporated. We are a family owned and operated asset based trucking company located in Oakwood, GA. I would like to thank you for the opportunity to introduce you to our company.
I began my professional career in the trucking industry back in 1965 as a billing clerk for Northern Freight Lines out of Gainesville, GA. I had yet to even graduate high school but needed a job to help out my family. I then moved on to Overnight Transportation from 1967-1968 as an OS&D / billing clerk. As the Vietnam War grew near, I was drafted into the United States Army and served our great country for the following two years. Once out of the Army, I went to work for a long standing trucking company in Atlanta, GA called Brown Transport Inc. Over the next fourteen years, I worked as the General Manager for the Special Commodities Division which is now commonly known as the Brokerage Division. My family and I traveled around to multiple states creating these brokerage offices for Brown Transport, Inc. Eventually, my job landed us back in Northeast Georgia during the spring of 1984.
Thinking I was done with the trucking industry, I went out on a limb and purchased an old family hardware store in the Blackshear Place area of Oakwood, GA in 1984. My family worked with me at the hardware store over the next seven years until I had a great opportunity to start another trucking company called CPS Trucking in Alto, GA. As my wife and I raised our three kids, we successfully operated CPS Trucking for nearly eight years. I ran into some health issues in 1999 and decided to retire and enjoy life with my wife of now almost 50 years and my three children, who by then were young adults.
Over the next two years, my work ethic along with my desire to have a successful family business got the best of me. On January 1st, 2001 Crane Transport Inc. was created in a rented, slightly run down office in Flowery Branch, GA. We started our operation with 10 worn out Freightliners and 2 local customers. As you review our company website, you will see that we have grown into an operation of 300 tractors and nearly 750 trailers.
Today, I can say that I am a truly blessed man. I had the good fortune to work with my wife for the first ten years until she retired from the business to care for her elderly father. I am also grateful that I have been able to work with my son Tod, and two daughters, Tina and Allison, for the past fifteen years. All three of my children have brought so much happiness and pride to me and my wife, Linda. They have all provided us with several grandchildren which we spoil every chance we get. We look forward to creating a legacy for our grandchildren for years to come by providing top notch service along with good family values.
It is with great pride that I invite you to try our services. You can see for yourself why we are proud to say that "Service is our Reputation. " Crane Transport appreciates any and every opportunity to serve your company, and I offer my personal guarantee that you will not be disappointed.
Thanks for your time and God Bless,