Our History

John Sr. can’t remember life without trucks and trailers. He grew up around trucks. He often took trips in the summer with his father who owned three trucks. Hauling iced packed chickens out of Jasper, AL, often returning with cotton seed or produce. Those days were quite different than trucking today. Sleeping under the trailer to beat the heat of the long summer days. He started his career in the industry in 1968 on the docks of Overnite Transportation.

Over the course of 22 Years and 5 different states, the family settled in Memphis, TN. He ended his career with Overnite in 1987, taking a president’s position with a Memphis-based truckload provider for the next five years. With little money and lots of ambition, he formed JNJ Express, Inc. in 1992 as a spotting and shuttling service. His devotion to hard work and excellent customer service quickly flourished into a sizable operation.

In 1998, JNJ Express, Inc. ventured out over-the-road.


We understand that family is always first and we will never lose sight of this core business value that JNJ was founded on. We know that in order to keep our personal families secure, we must keep our JNJ family secure, healthy, and prosperous for all. If you are a customer or an employee, you are part of our JNJ Family.


We commit to our employees and partners that we will do everything possible to make this company the best it can possibly become. We understand the transportation demand, as well as the job market. We will continue to uphold the standard on which this company was built while providing for our employees that make this company successful. If you commit to us, we promise to be there for you.


There are many forms of service. Whether it be service to faith, family, country, or career. All of these take commitment. Some of our Heros gave the ultimate sacrifice for all of us in their service to our country. Mark Andrew Forester – JAG 28 (May 15, 1981 – September 29, 2010) God Bless America.

A fund has been setup in Mark’s honor. For more information, please visit http://www.markaforester.com/