About Turquoise

Learn more about Turquoise Trucking.

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Our Company

Turquoise Trucking has over 20 years of experience in the trucking business. We provide many companies with efficient and reliable transportation solutions across the contiguous United States. In the heart of the Midwest, Turquoise sets the standard for customer satisfaction in nationwide transportation.

Our name represents the color of gems, the color of water around the Caribbean Islands, and a symbol of worth. Obtaining this worth requires hard work. Therefore, Turquoise is not what we have, it is what we dream to have!

Since we established our company, we have been working harder and harder to achieve the best business and the best service in the market.

Our Fleet

Our fleet consists of well-maintained tractors that pull reefer and dry van trailers.

We keep our units safe and road ready. Our modern fleet can handle your delivery needs and ensure quick, professional delivery of each load.

Each of our drivers undergoes rigorous onboarding. Similarly, they are meticulously trained with certifications by the DOT and others. As a result, they put safety and professionalism first.

Our Staff

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Rashad

President & Co-founder

Rashad is the president and co-founder of Turquoise Trucking. He has worked in the company for 10 years.

His passion as a businessman is knowing and working with diverse people. After a couple of years of retail sales experience, he has been in the trucking industry for almost a decade.

He achieved a B.A. in both Foreign Trade and Linguistics, as well as, taking Business Management courses from Harvard Business School. He is always open to learning and educating himself.

Rashad likes to learn languages and meet new people. He speaks fluent English and Turkish with a smidge of Italian. He is married and a father of one.

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Bow

Vice President and Co-founder

Bow manages logistics with a focus on business and negotiations. Along with Rashad, he has worked in the company for 10 years.

Before working with us, Bow has been in the trucking business. In fact, trucking runs in his blood as a 2nd generation in the business.

Bow has an associate’s degree, a CDL, and took various safety classes. Married with two children, Bow is also a big soccer fan. Or as the rest of the world calls it, football! Diversity and learning new cultures inspire him.

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EJ

Operations & Business Development

EJ plans and manages logistics, transportation, and handles customer service. As well as liaising and negotiating with suppliers, manufacturers, retailers, and consumers.

EJ has worked with us for two years. Before Turquoise Trucking he was a loan officer at Collins Community Credit Union. He earned a B.A. in Business Administration and Marketing.

EJ is a husband and father of two kids. He loves playing and watching soccer, basketball, and traveling. Also, he enjoys learning about different languages and cultures.

A favorite quote of his, If your goals don’t scare you, they are not big enough, by Ellen Johnson Sirleaf. Showing value and creating an experience motivates him. He always strives to exceed customers’ expectations.

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Matt

Recruiter & Customer Solutions Representative

Matt handles hiring new drivers. Only the most qualified, professional drivers in the industry make the cut. Turquoise Trucking proudly exceeds DOT requirements during the hiring process. He also adds to our new customer business. Solving complex issues to meet our customers’ needs to their satisfaction.

Matt has worked with us for over a year and a half. He brings 13 years of experience in transportation and logistics. He achieved a B.A. in Business Marketing from the University of Northern Iowa. Roll Panthers!

Matt is recently engaged to his soulmate and will be married on August 30, 2021! They are heavily involved with their parish Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton in Hiawatha. Also; Cubs, Bears, Bulls, Blackhawks. He is a dog lover and his better half has two amazing kitties. So, now a cat lover as well.

A favorite quote of his, Democracy is the worst form of government, except for all the others, by Winston Churchill. Matt is motivated by his faith and loved ones.

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John Earl

Operations, Support, Web Design, Content Creation

John Earl handles paperwork and answers technical questions. They also design web pages and shoot photos for social media. They have been with the company for over a year. Before that, they worked as a retail data collector and reset merchandiser. As well as, providing technical support and web design for education.

John Earl graduated from the University of Iowa with a B.A. in Informatics. They are a member of ACM SIGCHI. This group handles research, education, and practical application of human-computer interaction. In their spare time, they enjoy writing, producing music, and being a doggy parent to two Chihuahua mixes.

John Earl believes we are all connected. With that shared connection we can achieve great things. They are a proponent of usability and strives to create accessible content. A favorite quote, We are born of this universe, we live in this universe, and the universe is in us, by Neil deGrasse Tyson.

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Rachel

Accounting & Administration Assistant

Rachel manages daily accounting and other administrative tasks around the office. Before Turquoise, she was an Office Manager at a little grocery store in her home town.

Rachel has an associate’s degree in Accounting from Kirkwood Community College. In her downtime, she watches movies like the Harry Potter and Marvel franchises. She also loves to read and is a huge Chicago Cubs fan!

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Selin

Remote Operations Assistant

Selin works from home, entering dispatch information as well as other operations tasks. She is a nutrition specialist and graduated from the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics.

Selin is single, enjoys yoga, and is a cat mom. Her favorite quote is, If your attitude changes, your destiny will change. When she’s stuck in a situation, she remembers that.