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 (Bulent)

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 (Irfan)

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

Office admin, Support tech, Web design

John Earl handles paperwork and answers technical questions. He also designs web pages and shoots photos for social media. He has been with the company for over a year. Before that, he 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. He is a member of ACM SIGCHI. This group handles research, education, and practical application of human-computer interaction. In his spare time, he enjoys 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. He is 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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Jeff

Director of Safety and Compliance

Jeff supervises all safety aspects related to our drivers. Such as; onboarding, continuing education, hours of service, and preventative measures. He ensures all driver and company documentation is accurate and up to date. A former driver, he’s had a CDL since 2012 and has close to 500,000 miles covering OTR/van, and local/reefer driving. Before Turquoise Trucking, he was a certified CDL examiner for the state of Iowa. This included; experience as a CDL instructor, orientation instructor, and safety officer.

Jeff is currently finishing a degree in Business Administration & Management. Also, he has certifications with Six Sigma and in HR. He is a Mason and Shriner. In his spare time he enjoys watching movies, craft beer, golfing, and rocking out on his guitar.

Jeff believes the true definition of perfection is not to be perfect. But, to spend every day in the constant pursuit of it. He got into safety and training to help change the driving behaviors he saw as a driver himself. His favorite quotes include; Two roads diverged in a wood and I, I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference, by Robert Frost. God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change. The courage to change the things I can; and the wisdom to know the difference, the Serenity Prayer.