Dedicated People,
Producing Quality Results.

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About Us

Our drivers normally work a 5-day week. Stephens Carriers offers Health, Life, Vision and Dental insurance. Aflac, along with Short-and Long-Term Disability insurance, and a simple IRA with a company match are also available.

Stephens Carriers is a small, 34-year old company that specializes in delivering no-touch, non-Haz, dry, freight to the West coast. We maintain approximately 50 employees. Team and/or solo drivers usually depart the Hendersonville area; allowing Teams to provide 2-day service. Freight is normally brought to our Hendersonville location, picked up by local drivers and delivered to its destination.

We use a fleet management & Tracking system called EROAD that offers in cab technology that allows our drivers to be safe and productive. EROAD utilizes electronic logs where nothing ever gets lost and EROAD resolves issues immediately and helps our drivers get back to doing what they do best, driving!

Drivers work in trucks equipped with plush upholstered interiors with double bunk sleepers, storage closets, refrigerators, cell phones and satellite tracking. Bunk heaters (Espar brand) that reduce idle time are standard equipment and provide driver comfort in cold conditions.

As drivers return to Hendersonville, they provide input to Stephens’ mechanics for any mechanical issues that need to be addressed. Weekly maintenance for trucks and trailers is provided onsite by our mechanics.

Company History

Terry Stephens knew how to work before he started Stephens Carriers, Inc. in August, 1986. He worked his way through college (Mississippi State University/Accounting degree) driving a truck, so it was natural for him to go on the road with his first truck to learn ways to meet the needs of customers and to make life easier for drivers.

He learned customers need on-time deliveries, freight delivered without blemish, easy-to-work-with dispatchers, and cooperative drivers.
He learned drivers need dispatchers that constantly respect, cooperate and treat all fairly. He also found drivers need downtime to operate safely and efficiently.

Stephens knew he was going build a company with a family-oriented environment that would provide for both customers and employees fair, honest and reliable treatment.

Terry has guided the company with a simple yet effective work code: Work hard (smart)Take care of equipmentGet along with people
As a result, Stephens Carriers is operated with the focus of reliable, on-time deliveries with courteous, experienced drivers using well-maintained equipment.

Terry is a hands-on manager, so he may be found anywhere in the company checking codes on a truck, working with a mechanic to solve a problem, talking with a customer to satisfy a need, or interviewing a prospective employee. Problems on the road are covered by Stephens Carriers on a 24-hour basis.

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Career opportunities

Stephen's Carriers is hiring regional truckload drivers. Our drivers enjoy the small company environment where everyone has a name.
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We offer a simple IRA with company match to make sure you're retirement is taken care of.


  • Set Schedule
  • Time home with family
  • Small Business Mentality, everyone knows your name
  • Will work with you on time off


We offer insurance options for individuals and families. Incuding: health, vision, dental, disability and life. We believe in taking care of our employees.

rider policy

We know that family time is important. That is why we allow our drivers to have ride alongs. Several of our drivers have spent quality time with their children and grandchildren while driving for us.


Newer Trucks and E-Road technology to keep each driver safe and connected.

Why Choose Stephen Carriers?

honesty & Quality

Stephens Carriers, built on a reputation of honesty and quality performance

We have grown on a planned slow pace for 34 years to ensure that all—customers, employees, and the public—receive quality treatment. Terry Stephens’ work ethic is constantly monitored to ensure that our people are professionals dedicated to making our service area better thru fair, honest, hard work and attention to details.

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Satisfied customers

Constant attention, by dedicated team members results in satisfied customers.

Focused attention to customer needs insures customer requirements are met—timely, accurately and perfectly. That plan insures satisfaction for Customers, Team Members, and Stephens Carriers!

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Locally Owned

Dedicated People,
Producing Quality Results.

We are a locally owned, family oriented business providing reliable on-time deliveries with professional drivers using quality equipment.

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Stephens Carriers Inc.
P.O. Box 220 - 131a
Sanders Ferry Rd
Hendersonville, TN 37075

(Phone) 615.824.1617

(Fax) (615)824-8086