Our Goal

Our goal from day one was, and still is, to provide the highest level of customer service for an affordable rate.

Carnes Trucking was founded in 1978 by Gary and Donna Carnes. Our humble beginning was a single cargo van making local pick ups and deliveries in the Louisville area. We have grown into a diversified carrier who covers 48 states for an esteemed list of customers.

Our Team

Our company started with family members. We strive to continue treating our employees as we treat our family, with value and respect.

Gary Carnes


Who knew how blessed we would be back in 1978, buying a cargo van to deliver air freight. The need for more and larger equipment grew rapidly, and flourished into a nationwide operation hauling an array of cargo. Carnes Trucking is a family owned and operated organization that is now lead by Nick Carnes, Gary’s son. He now spends a lot of time with his two grandchildren, Tucker, Molly, and enjoys boating, playing golf and attending Southeast Christian church.

Donna Carnes

Secretary Treasurer

I have been the Secretary Treasurer since our inception in 1978. This industry has seen many changes over the last 3 decades. Throughout the years we have had our share of struggles. But with teamwork and perseverance, we became a “driving force”. I am extremely proud to be a member of our team.

I am very fortunate to spend most of my free time in Florida doing the things I love, boating, camping, four wheeling and going to the beach. And when I’m in Kentucky, I enjoy hanging with my son Nick and his amazing family.

Nick Carnes


I have officially been with Carnes Trucking since October of 2000. However I have been around this company since the day I was born. I am a family man, together with my wife Lindsay we have two wonderful children Tucker and Molly. I am a huge U of L sports fan. I like to stay active playing soccer, running, and rock climbing.

Rob New

Director of Safety

Rob began working as the Director of Safety with Carnes Trucking in 2017 after a 23-year career as an Ohio State Trooper. He is originally from Bullitt County in Kentucky, and it’s nice to come back “home” after 32 years. In my spare time I am an avid sportsman and enjoy being on the water or in the woods as often as possible.

Steven Murphy

Director of Maintenance

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Zach Roy


Anthony Grote

Terminal Manager – Atlanta

I am the terminal manager in Atlanta, GA. I have been with Carnes Trucking. since January of 2000 and have been working in the trucking and airfreight industry since 1990. Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my family, swimming, and offroading.

Terry Faris

Accounts Receivable

I am the account receivable manager at Carnes Trucking Co. I have been with Carnes Trucking since 1994. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family and our sweet granddaughter Sarah.

Dave Weedman

Imaging and Accounts Receivable

I started with Carnes Trucking in July of 1995 as a straight truck driver. I currently work in the imaging and accounts receivable department. In my spare time I enjoy spending time camping with my wife, son, and our dog Yogi.

Paul Carwile


I have been with Carnes, for the most part, since 1991. I started as a company driver. In 2001 I moved into operations. I am married with four children and three grandchildren. I also do all of the Carnes Trucking IT work. Hobbies, besides computers and gadgets: I do voice-over work and Audiobook narration on ACX™.

David Mitchell

Outbound X121

I am originally from the Chicago area, I moved to Shepherdsville Kentucky in 1993. I have been with Carnes Trucking since 1997. I started as truck driver and migrated into the office to help out for a week in 2002 and have been there ever since. I have a wife, two grown children, and one grandchild. In my free time I am a Captain on a Fire Department. I have been in the fire service since 1989.

Allie McCaulley


I really enjoy logistics, I think it’s what makes the world go around. I have sincere respect for drivers and love to help anyone as much as I possibly can. I take pride in how I treat others. I have to say I enjoy coming to work each day. I work with a terrific and dedicated team. Outside of work I like to spend time with my family, be outdoors, bike riding, and also love to cook. I am also an animal lover. I have one dog as of right now. His name is Coach. In the future I would like to help foster animals in need.

Heather Williams

Local Operations

Lisa Watts

Inbound Operations

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