Fast Dependable Service Coast to Coast from     Mount Airy, NC 
        






Safety
    H & W Trucking operates one of the best maintained and safest fleets in the nation.  Our equipment is inspected and serviced every week at our terminal in Mount Airy, North Carolina.  Our drivers are obligated to think "safety first and foremost".  We strive constantly to maintain 100% compliance with all Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations.  Our coast to coast operations consist of team drivers on each truck, some with as many as three million accident free miles.  Safety is no accident, our drivers earn their good safety records every day on the highways of this great nation delivering consumer goods to hundreds of customers.
         
History
    Bobby Harold along with a friend formed H&W Trucking in November of 1966.  But Bobby’s history in the trucking business began much earlier.  He was born and raised in Ararat, Virginia.  He started driving for his father in the early Fifties hauling produce.  Hurricane Hazel hit in 1954, causing considerable damage to the apple crop.  The heavy wind knocked the apples from the trees.  With use of his father’s 1952 Ford truck, Bobby hauled truckloads of apples to Georgia.  There they were sold at a good price and the profits were split with his father for the use of the truck.  He used his half of the profits to purchase his father’s truck.  This began his trucking business.
     During the late Fifties and early Sixties, Bobby was able to purchase more trucks and began delivering chickens from the Dobson Poultry Company to New Jersey and Pennsylvania and bringing produce back to W.R. Vernon Produce in Winston-Salem, NC.  In 1961, he was able to purchase his first new truck.  Business started to pick up and he had to purchase more trucks and hire several drivers to keep up.
     In November of 1966, along with his friend Norman Webb they formed H&W Trucking, Inc.  They had recently purchased a truck together and had decided to join together to further their business.  They purchased land in Mount Airy, NC and built a two bay garage.  They continued their runs up the east coast and sometimes they would go to California.  Bobby looked after the business of lining up loads while Norman took care of the maintenance.
     In 1971, H&W purchased six new Mack trucks.  Bobby and a friend flew to California, coupled together three trucks each and drove them back to Mount Airy.  While in California, Bobby observed trucks from North Carolina carrying furniture to the west.  In 1972, H&W began hauling furniture to California.  In 1975, Norman decided it was time to retire and Bobby purchased his part of the business.  He continued to run the growing business and kept the name of H&W Trucking.  Between 1978 and 1979, Bobby, with support from Bassett Furniture, sought and gained a contract authority with the Interstate Commerce Commission to transfer furniture to nine western states.
     In 1978, Bobby purchased twenty acres of land in the northern part of Mount Airy.  There he built a new terminal with 13,500 sq. ft. of office and warehouse space, and 10,400 sq. ft. of maintenance space.  In 1988, due to growth and expansion in the LTL furniture business H&W added a 24,000 sq. ft. furniture distribution warehouse.  The business continues in the same location with Bobby’s children, Gary Harold and Susan Harold Thomas.  H&W continues to carry furniture from various manufacturers to the west coast and bring produce and dry freight back to various distributors on the east coast including W.R. Vernon Produce in Winston Salem, NC.
     H&W has expanded to provide tractors, trailers, and containers for sale, rent, or lease.  The company operates approximately 40 tractors and 100 air-ride trailers in its west coast operations.  In addition, the company has over 700 dry box trailers and containers in its rental operation.


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