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