Meet The Team
Delivering the goods every day!
Our drivers are the backbone of our business. Day in and day out, they're on the road, ensuring that our customers' products are delivered safely and on time.
To maintain the highest level of service, we only hire veteran drivers who demonstrate exceptional work ethic and possess a safe driving history. Our customers can have complete confidence that their products are in good hands.
We appreciate your trust and look forward to providing you with top-notch service.
Founder & CEO
Stokes Trucking was established by Val and Julie Stokes with just one truck in 1979, and they remain actively engaged in the business to this day. Val and Julie have played an active role in the Utah Trucking Association, as well as supporting a range of non-profit organizations such as African Vision of Hope and the Travis Mills Foundation. They express gratitude and take pride in their lifelong involvement in the crucial trucking industry. Modeling servant leadership, Val was awarded the 2019 Utah Trucking Associations Presidents Award for his superior contributions to the industry and association
West Coast Operations Manager
Having been with Stokes Trucking for multiple years, Mike has transitioned from being a driver to now holding the position of Operations Manager. His primary responsibility is to ensure timely delivery of our customers' products while keeping the operations running smoothly. Mike handles dispatch primarily for WA, OR, and northern and central California regions. Despite his current role, Mike continues to actively drive for the company, and he also serves as a co-driver for the Utah State Football equipment truck.
Utah/Idaho Operations Manager
With over two decades of experience in the transportation industry, Scott brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to our team. Since joining us in early 2020, he has proven to be an invaluable addition to our operations. Scott is responsible for assigning outbound loads, managing our local deliveries, and dispatching our local drivers. His attention to detail and dedication to excellence have been essential in ensuring that our operations run smoothly and our customers receive the highest level of service. Scott's contributions to our team have been instrumental in our success.
Midwest Operations Manager
Joe brings over 15 years of expertise in the transportation industry to our team, having most recently served in a leadership role with a prominent national carrier. As the manager of our Wisconsin office, he oversees all logistical operations for freight transport to and from any destination east of Utah. With Joe at the helm, we're confident in our ability to provide reliable and efficient transportation solutions to our valued clients.
Senior Fleet Manager
With a career at Stokes Trucking spanning over several decades, Jimmy has made significant contributions to our company in various capacities. Beginning as a driver in the mid-80s, he then transitioned into being a truck owner before eventually settling into his current role in dispatch. With his extensive background and years of experience in the industry, Jimmy is an invaluable asset to our team. We've relied on his expertise time and again to provide top-notch service to our clients, and we're grateful for the knowledge and insight he brings to our operations.
Director of Finance
At Stokes Trucking, Ty's versatility and expertise have been instrumental in helping our company adapt and thrive. Having previously served as a driver and Safety Director for two years, Ty now oversees all aspects of our financial operations, including accounts payable, receivables, and payroll. His ability to quickly transition between roles and handle any task presented to him has been an invaluable asset as we've continued to grow and evolve as a company. We're fortunate to have Ty on our team, and his dedication and adaptability have been integral to our success.
With over 40 years of experience working on heavy duty trucks, Dusty is a highly skilled and experienced mechanic. In his role at our Tremonton, UT location, he's responsible for all light duty maintenance and repairs on our equipment. We're incredibly grateful to have Dusty on our team, as his expertise and dedication have been essential in ensuring our fleet remains in top condition. His commitment to quality and attention to detail is second to none, and we can always count on him to keep us up and rolling.
Troy Jensen's lifelong exposure to the trucking industry has given him a unique and comprehensive understanding of the business. With over 30 years of driving experience under his belt, Troy is a trusted and respected member of our team. In his current role, he plays a critical part in keeping our fleet running smoothly, tracking upcoming maintenance on our trucks and trailers. Furthermore, Troy's expertise in route planning and fuel management is invaluable to our drivers, as he helps them find the most efficient and economical routes and refueling options. We're fortunate to have Troy's wealth of knowledge and experience at our disposal, and his contributions to our team have been invaluable.
Director of Retention and Recruiting
As our retention specialist, Jason is dedicated to ensuring the satisfaction and well-being of our drivers. He takes the time to personally connect with each driver on a monthly basis, addressing any concerns or issues they may have and making their lives easier whenever possible. With several years of experience in various transportation roles, including dispatching, safety, and recruiting, Jason brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to our team. Jason started his transportation career in 2007 working in warehousing. In 2010 he transitioned to dispatch. In addition to his work in driver retention, Jason is also responsible for managing the onboarding of new drivers and assisting with Human Resources. His unwavering commitment to our drivers and the company's success has been instrumental in maintaining a strong and cohesive team.
Director of Compliance
With over 30 years of experience in transportation, Mark is a seasoned expert in the industry. He has spent the majority of his professional career as a Compliance Director, ensuring that our operations are in full compliance with industry regulations and standards. Mark's dedication to safety and compliance has not gone unnoticed, as he was recently honored as the 2022 Safety Director of the Year by the Utah Trucking Association. His wealth of knowledge and expertise has been invaluable to our team, and we're grateful to have him on board. Mark's commitment to excellence and his tireless efforts to ensure the safety and success of our operations are a true asset to our company.
Mark's career in transportation spans over two decades, with experience dating back to 1997. With an impressive track record of over 1 million miles accident and ticket-free, Mark's expertise and attention to detail are unparalleled. Today, Mark serves as an integral member of our team, managing the day-to-day operations of Stokes Trucking. In his role, he oversees Operations and Maintenance, ensuring that our operations run smoothly and our fleet remains in top condition. Additionally, Mark plays a critical role in managing Sales and Customer onboarding, ensuring that our customers receive the highest level of service and support. Mark's extensive experience and dedication to excellence have been instrumental in our success, and we're grateful to have him leading our team.