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Corporate Staff

Joe Wade
Joe Wade
President
(336) 476-2000

Originally from Burlington, NC, Joe Wade first came to Shelba D. Johnson Trucking in 1999 from Dixon Hughes, PLLC in High Point, NC as a financial consultant. Having worked at Lowe’s Companies, Collins & Aikman and Burlington Industries, Joe brought broad experience in cost accounting, operations, systems, finances and internal controls. Joe became sole owner of Shelba D. Johnson Trucking in April of 2002.

Joe Wade attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, from which he earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree. Joe also has a Bachelor of Administrative Science Degree in Accounting from Guilford College in Greensboro, NC. In addition, Joe has a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Duke University in Durham, NC. He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) licensed in the State of North Carolina.

Joe played football, ran track and wrestled at Walter M. Williams High School in Burlington, NC. He was also intramural manager and dorm president while at UNC-Chapel Hill. Joe has also taught as an adjunct professor in business administration for Gardner Webb University.

In his free time, Joe enjoys attending and following Tar Heel sports, especially football and basketball. He plays a little golf here and there, enjoys going to the beach, reading, and working out at the YMCA when he has time. He likes to garden and especially enjoys planting tomatoes, cucumbers and other vegetables. Joe is also a beekeeper.

Joe and his wife Marie Wade have two sons, Joseph and Daniel, who both now work for the company.

Steve Gaffney
Steve Gaffney
Chief Executive Office
(336) 476-2000

Steve Gaffney is the Chief Executive Officer for Shelba D. Johnson Trucking.  Steve brings over 25+ years of experience in the Transportation/Logistic field with an extensive background in Business Finance.  He has a wealth of expertise and knowledge in both finance and supply chain management.  He began his career in 1990 with Westinghouse Electric Supply Company, where he quickly advanced.  Steve moved on to become the CFO and Vice President of Operations for Voyager Transportation, Inc. in 1994.

Steve's former experience also includes his tenure as CFO for Best Logistics Group.  President and Owner of JBS Transportation, Inc. President of Carolina Freightways, Inc.  CFO/Vice President and Co-Owner of Transpro Holding Group, Inc.  Mr. Gaffney has demonstrated success in his former roles through sales management & system/process improvements, including pricing & yeild management.  His leadership and quidance have resulted in additional business expansion for all companies he has served.

Steve graduated from Pennsylvania State University in 1990 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting.  He received his master's degree in Business Administration from Duquesne University in 1993.  He also holds Cerifications as CPA, CFE, CRFAC, CFF, ABV and RFI.  

Marie Wade
Marie Wade
Corporate Secretary/Owner
(336) 476-2000

Marie is a native of Greensboro, NC and a graduate of Page High School. She received an Associate of Arts Degree from Guilford Technical Community College and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Gardner Webb University. She has worked for a number of companies and organizations including Hospice of the Piedmont, Wilkes Literacy and Applied Management Systems. She and Joe have been married for over 30 years and have two sons, Joseph and Daniel. She has lived in Greensboro, Charlotte, Rutherfordton and North Wilkesboro prior to her current residence in Oak Ridge, NC.

Richard Tucker
Richard Tucker
Vice President
(336) 476-2000

As a long-time employee of Shelba D. Johnson Trucking, Inc., Richard Tucker is a valuable member of the company’s management team. He has served numerous positions in the company and exemplifies the company’s policy of trying to promote from within to reward dedication and willingness to take on more responsible assignments. He began as a truck driver, working for Red Johnson. His responsibilities progressed until he was responsible for a very important delivery route in New Jersey. He has also served as Warehouse Supervisor at our Turnpike Terminal Location. The company’s sales staff reports to Mr. Tucker, who is responsible for marketing our Shelba D. Johnson Warehousing Logistics and Shelba D. Johnson Trucking truckload and ‘Less-than-Truckload’ operations.

Carol Agee
Carol Agee
Director of Human Resources
(336) 476-2000
Carol has been with the company since 1998, first in payroll and later as Human Resources Director. She has over 30 years experience working with payroll and Human Resources. In her role at Shelba D. Johnson Trucking, she maintains all appropriate files required by regulatory and taxation agencies. She makes sure the company is compliant with all labor and regulatory laws. She works as liaison with ADP, the company’s payroll processing agent. 

Carol says “Working for a company where you are appreciated and where people do not mind lending a hand when needed is wonderful.” She also thinks the employees at Shelba D. Johnson Trucking are the best! She adds that “it is a blessing to have a job where you don’t dread to go everyday. For that I am very thankful.”

Carol has been married to her husband John for over 30 years and they have five children; Hope, John, Jason, Venessa and Travis. She grew up in Darlington, Maryland and now resides in Denton, NC. Carol likes fishing, reading, restoring old photos and cooking. She especially likes spending time with her grandchildren.
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