WE ARE DEDMON TRUCKING

A truckload carrier in the freight industry for over 80 years, A.V. Dedmon Trucking continually manages and delivers dependable solutions in transportation, vehicle maintenance, and professional moving. As one of the oldest members of the North Carolina Trucking Association, we have actively participated in helping shape the history of the trucking industry.

Since 1941, A. V. Dedmon Trucking, Inc. continues to be a locally owned and operated family business. With over 20 dedicated employees we provide viable solutions to the most challenging trucking requests.

Charles Dedmon (CEO) and his daughter, Lora Dedmon (President) are proud of the company’s local roots and are honored to serve the people of Cleveland County. They believe in the value of supporting the community you live in and strive to give back to their hometown for the blessings that have been bestowed upon their family and employees.

Our Mission

  • Provide Employees with a Family Oriented Working Environment
  • Be an Active Community Partner
  • Maintain and Uphold High Ethical and Quality Standards
  • Employ Safe and Dependable Drivers
  • Ensure Highest Safety Compliance
  • Trucking Company of Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

Yesterday, Today, & Tomorrow

1941
1941

 The Beginning

Brothers A.V. and Wray Dedmon purchased a transfer company. The purchase consisted of: 1932 B Model Ford Truck, 1936 V-8 Ford Truck, a gas tank, desk, crowbar, hook & skid, and a rope and tackle.
1941

 Officially Founded

Later A. V. bought out his brother Wray and A. V. Dedmon Trucking, Inc. was founded. The business was located on South Morgan Street near the Southern Railway Station in Shelby.  Much of the work was hauling freight from boxcars to local businesses, including paper to the Shelby Daily Star..Read More
1946
1946

 East Coast Expansion

In 1946, the business expanded to include a daily run to Charlotte. Later routes opened up to Kingsport TN, Memphis TN, Chicago IL, and points beyond.
1952
1952

 Wheaton Agent

In 1952, A. V. Dedmon Trucking, Inc. became an agent for Wheaton Van Lines, making us one of the oldest agents. From the small beginnings in 1941, A. V. Dedmon Trucking, Inc. has grown to provide household moving worldwide through our partnership with Wheaton Van Lines.
1965
1965

 New Office

In 1965, the company moved into a newly built office and terminal on Highway 150. By this time, sons Charles and Joe had joined their father in the business.
1967
1967

 2nd Generation

A.V. Dedmon served as President of the company until his death in 1967. Son, Charles then became President and son, Joe became Vice President.  Joe Dedmon served as Vice President until his retirement in 2000. A. V.’s widow, Lizzie Lee, served as Secretary- Treasurer until her death in 2002.
1981
1981

 Hauling Furniture

During the early 80’s through the early 2000’s, A. V. Dedmon Trucking, Inc. hauled new furniture to points throughout the country, forming strong bonds with Drexel Heritage, Broyhill and Bernhardt Furnishings.
1983
1983

 Don Ledbetter

In 1983, Don Ledbetter became Vice President of Operations and served in this capacity until his retirement in 1999. Don Ledbetter worked for the company from 1966-1999.  
1983

 Trail-Blazing

In 1983, a law was passed allowing double trailers on interstate highways. Charles and Joe Dedmon were the first in North Carolina to use double trailers.  So quick, in fact, that they were detained at the weight station in Charlotte until DOT in Raleigh could be reached to approve their..Read More
1984
1984

 Inter-Coastal

After ICC Deregulation in 1984, the business expanded its operations into the Southeast and to the West Coast. Wayne Howell and Gus Catlin ran the first trip to California.
2000
2000

 VP Lora Dedmon

In 2000, Lora Dedmon joined her father Charles in the business and serves as Vice President.
2010
2010

 Safe Drivers

Safety has always been a top priority of this company, and many of our current and former drivers have received safe driving awards throughout the years.
2016
2016

 75th Anniversary

As A. V. Dedmon Trucking, Inc. celebrates 75 years in business, we thank all of our former and current employees and customers for their loyalty and service throughout the years. – Charles Dedmon, President & Lora Dedmon, Vice-President
2020
2020

New Leadership

Lora Dedmon became President and her sister, Lenita Dedmon Griffin, became Vice President. Charles Dedmon remains active as CEO.
2021
2021

 Always Moving Forward

We have been fortunate to have many long- term employees. A.V. Dedmon Trucking, Inc. is proud of its local roots and continues to be honored to serve the people of Cleveland County.
2021

80th Anniversary

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