The Dependable Companies - Company Overview

Company Overview

The Dependable Companies is a full-service logistics provider.  Services include trucking, warehousing, distribution, 3PL (third party logistics), air freight forwarding, ocean freight forwarding, and freight transport to and from Hawaii & Guam.  Established in 1950 with a single bobtail truck, we now have six unique integrated divisions that each handles a specific aspect of freight movement. These unique but complementary divisions work together to create a seamless total supply chain solution.  

Our divisions and the specific transportation areas they handle:

- DDC – Dependable Distribution Centers (warehousing and distribution)

- DHE – Dependable Highway Express (LTL and FTL transportation)

- DLS – Dependable Logistics Solutions (3PL / third party logistic and supply chain consulting)

- DHX – Dependable Hawaiian Express (transportation to and from the Hawaiian Islands)

- DGX – Dependable Global Express (international ocean freight forwarder and N.V.O.C.C.)

- DAX – Dependable AirCargo Express (International air freight forwarder) 

Executive Management

Ron Massman, CEO 

Ron Massman CEO  Ron's responsibility is to ensure the steady growth and profitability of The Dependable Companies.  Ron earned his B.S. with a specialty in Transportation from UCLA after which he joined his father at Dependable Trucking, then a local delivery service with eight trucks. He worked his way through the sales, operations, and administrative departments, and within four years, took over as President. Under Ron's direction, Dependable acquired 30 companies and expanded operations both domestically and internationally, establishing The Dependable Companies as the full-service logistics provider it is today.

Bob Massman, Vice President

Bob Massman Vice President  Robert (Bob) M. Massman is Vice President of The Dependable Companies. Bob’s 37 years of experience with The Dependable Companies began as a dockworker at age 18, then a truck driver, a dispatcher and an account executive prior to making the transition to Vice President. This experiential background provides him with the unique and rare expertise that comes from understanding the transportation business from the ground up. Bob is involved in political advocacy for The Dependable Companies and keeps up with changing industry regulations that affect our business. He also frequently travels to all our terminals in order to address driver concerns. In addition, Bob is very involved in the CTA (California Trucking Association). He is currently 2013 CTA President.

Michael Dougan, C.F.O.

Michael Dougan CFO The Dependable Companies

Mike is responsible for finance and corporate administration such as insurance, human resources and IT for Dependable. Mike received his BS in Accounting and Finance from Kansas State University and upon graduation worked for a “Big 8” Public Accounting Firm and then in an operational/financial position with a Fortune 500 Public Company.  Mike joined Dependable in 1989 first as Controller then became CFO for Dependable in 1993.  Mike has assisted Dependable to develop sophisticated systems to meet requirements in an ever more complex transportation environment.

Joe Finney, C.O.O.

Joe Finney COO
Joe joined The Dependable Team as Chief Operating Officer in March of 2013. He brings over 30 years of industry experience, starting with Milne Truck Lines as a dockworker and P&D driver while attending ASU, then moving into management and staying with Milne until they closed. Through the years, Joe has held every position in the industry in both union and non-union environments up and including CEO of Bullet Freight. He has years of experience in various asset based verticals including LTL, TL, bulk, cold chain, and then 5 years in the non-asset brokerage and logistics. With Joe’s unique experience from the ground up as well as having successful executive experience in both asset and non-asset based transportation business models, will allow him to apply the knowledge learned to help guide The Dependable Companies future growth.
 

Facts about The Dependable Companies

Founded: 1950

Number of Employees: Approximately 1600+

History

Dependable started as a trucking company in 1950 with a single bobtail truck when Harry Massman founded Dependable Trucking Company.  The company grew rapidly over the years due to our continued focus on improvement and growth.  In addition, we've remained committed to our unerring mission to become the asset-based total logistics provider we are today.

Mission Statement

The Company’s mission is to continue to earn a reputation for integrity, service and diversity, that is unmatched in our industry, i.e. 'The Dependable Difference'. In order to achieve these lofty objectives, we must hire and retain only the most qualified and dedicated individuals who share the company's vision.  Our status as a diversified, premier total logistics provider is dependent upon our ability to provide only the highest level of service to our customers, maintain a necessary profit margin, and to recognize opportunities and react to changing market conditions well ahead of our competition.

Corporate Headquarters

The Dependable Companies
2555 East Olympic Boulevard
Los Angeles, California 90023
(800) 548-8608
(323) 526-2222
(323) 526-2252 fax
info@godependable.com
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