Harvey Beech, Founder/President
Harvey was born in Los Angeles, California in 1978. He spent the first two years of his life there, until his family decided to relocate to Sheridan Arkansas, where he has spent his entire life. “My mother did not want to raise me in Los Angeles, so she made my father move back to Sheridan, AR. I could not be more grateful for my country roots that grew deep at the end of a two-mile gravel road on a 60-acre farm. Country people take pride in their work and are fair and kind to others. I wake up every day believing that I love everybody, and everybody loves me. You cannot beat a man that truly has that in his heart.” Harvey currently resides in Little Rock and will forever call Arkansas home.
Harvey’s parents introduced him to the transportation industry at a very young age. “Drivers used to carry me around the terminal in my diaper.” As Harvey grew, he gradually immersed himself into every aspect of his father’s company. He has a diverse skill set to include Dispatch, Planning, Sales, Recruiting, Maintenance, and Operations Management.
After graduating from University of Arkansas at Little Rock with the highest of honors in 1999, he decided to continue his transportation career working with his father; and over a 20-year period, his experience and logistical knowledge base has been finely tuned. “Everything I learned in college I asked myself how could I apply this to trucking? On my last day of classes I sat down in “the chair” and went to work full time with my father. My father taught me many things in this business and took me down a unique career path that has shaped my career and afforded me the opportunity to try and do something really special in this industry and for this I will be forever grateful.”
Harvey has spent his life surrounded by trucks and drivers; during this time, he has developed a love for the industry and a compassion for the drivers who he has always considered to be the most important asset of a trucking company. He has a clear understanding of what a truck driver needs and the importance of treating them with the respect and honesty that is deserved. His devotion to his driver’s needs has proven to be his greatest attribute. His drivers love him, and they are all extremely loyal to him. “I tell all of my folks that I get up and come to work every day and try to be the best boss they have ever had, and in return I expect them to try and be the best employee I have ever had. If we work together with that in our spirit everything will always work out.”
In 2013, Harvey’s father saw the opportunity to exit from trucking, and keeping with his commitment to the industry Harvey decided he was not ready to stop working in the environment that he has grown to cherish and rely on. In April 2013, Harvey Beech opened the doors to EOS, Inc. and continues to grow a fleet of Solo, Team, Lease Purchase, and Owner Operators.
EOS, Inc. is Harvey’s lifelong dream and he has every intention of continuing the development of a prospering environment, utilizing the core values of Kindness, Respect, Hard Work and Loyalty.
Harvey also holds his family close to his heart and supporting them is his personal, lifelong priority. He foresees a bright future for his children and as every intention of keeping the Beech trucking tradition alive. He is determined to pave the way for the next generation of the Beech family to be a mainstay in the trucking industry. In fact, his oldest child, Allie, is already a mainstay in the office.
After Tammy graduated from Searcy High School, she started her career with Wal-Mart in 1990 as the first Safety/Personnel clerk at the Searcy, AR dispatch office. Over her career, she has been a Recruiter, Fleet Manager, Safety Manager, CSR, and Salesperson.
Tammy loves to cook and traveling is her passion. And for you Green Bay fans out there, Tammy is with you. Aaron Rodgers may have something to do with it though. 🙂
And she had some great words to share about EOS and our industry:
"The Trucking industry is not just a job. It truly takes a person with drive, ambition, and extreme motivation. Once you start in this business it’s in your blood. I truly love what I do. I feel blessed to work for EOS. We are a family." - Tammy Paladino
Brad has been in the trucking industry since 2002. He was a driver for 2 1/2 years and has worked in Dispatch since 2004. When it is time for fun, you will catch him hunting and golfing. And when it's time for sports, he calls the Hogs on Saturdays and yells "How about them Cowboyz?!" on Sundays.
Kathi has 22 years of experience in the trucking industry. She is the Treasurer for her church where she loves to help in any way she can. Chat with her about the Dallas Cowboys sometime, she is a big fan.
Casey's parents owned a trucking company, so she has been apart of the trucking industry her whole life. She graduated from Benton High School and then worked for American Truck Lines from 1999-2008. She was the Dispatch Supervisor at Rich Logistics between 2008 and 2018. During that time, she temporarily left Rich and was apart of the original crew at EOS. She returned to EOS in 2018.
Allie grew up around trucking and has worked for her dad each summer since she was 15 years old. She has now been in the industry, full time, for 3 years. Allie graduated from Bauxite High School and then attended Arkansas State University, where she obtained a degree in Early Childhood Education. After graduating she had teaching internships for 2 years before deciding to move back to Little Rock and work with her Grandpa in trucking. She worked for him in operations for about a year, sitting right next to her Uncle Brad, before moving over to EOS. She is currently managing the Customer Service Department in addition to planning all OTR trucks!
Allie loves to listen to audio books and hanging with her puppy. If you want to talk sports, your best bet is college baseball.
Jennifer has been in the trucking industry for 10 years. She graduated from Sulphur Springs High School in Texas and then attended University of Central Arkansas. She first worked in Restaurant Management before switching over to Transportation. She is into RC cars/sports cars and primarily watches baseball. The Atlanta Braves is her team.
Keith has 42 years in the trucking industry. He was as a driver for 20 years! And for the past 22 years he has held many positions in Operations. He has been a Maintenance Road Team Superviser, Safety Training Supervisor, Terminal Manager, Dispatch Team Leader, Customer Service Manager, VP of Maintenance at Rich Logistics, and VP Maintenance here at EOS.
Keith graduated from Briarcrest Christian in Memphis and then Memphis State University (now University of Memphis). Keith is a sprint car racer! And while y'all are talking football and baseball, Keith is by the ice cheering for the Detroit Red Wings.
Becky has been in the trucking industry for 32 years. She quickly started her career after graduating from Lonoke High School in 1988. She worked for Harold Ives Trucking Co. answering the phone until she was transferred to the Safety Department. Becky then worked in Logs and Recruiting at Maverick Transportation for a couple years until moving on to Pinnacle Transportation for a short time. She worked for Specialized Services Transportation (SST) for 13 years in the Safety Department. She decided to try something different and became the Assistant Manager at a Convenience Store while auditing Logs on the side. After a few years doing that, she joined the trucking industry again full time at CSQT, where she used all of her Safety knowledge and added on e-Log experience. She has been at EOS for a year now in the Safety department. Becky likes to do all things outdoors including camping, fishing, swimming, and hanging out with her grand babies.
Joe has been in the industry for over 6 years. He graduated from Stuttgart High School and Phillips Community College. Joe also has experience in construction and rice milling! As for sports, he's backing the Vikings, Astros, and Lakers. When he is away from work, Joe is exercising or hanging out with his kids.
Travis began his professional career with the Beech family in 2010 when he joined Freight Systems, Inc. He started as Quality Improvement Specialist, working to improve the business's policies and procedures. Then he began working with truck/driver performance data. Slowly learning the technology and equipment behind the scenes, he reluctantly became the resident IT guy. He continues to monitor the technical equipment in the office but focuses his efforts on supplying useful data to all departments to improve rate per mile, miles per gallon, employee productivity, and driver/customer/employee satisfaction.
Travis graduated from Arkansas Tech University with a business degree and then from the University of Arkansas - Fayetteville with a Masters of Science in Operations Management.
He loves his family and enjoys spending as much time with them as possible. He is always down for a vacation or a night out with friends. And you can usually get him talking about the Chiefs, Theology, or his kids.
Accounting - CFO
Son of Harvey; Braden has been in the business for several years now and has already worked in several departments soaking up information and making a difference wherever he is.