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Franklin Express Inc

Unclaimed
Interstate
(1 review) 5.0 out of 5
Franklin, KY 42134
USDOT
2061
Docket
MC123189

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Carrier Ratings

Cleanliness
10.0
Communication
10.0
Timeliness
10.0

Positive Flags

On Time Pickup
1
On Time Delivery
1
Consistent Tracking
1
Strong Dispatcher Communication
1
Strong Driver Communication
1
Friendly
1
Easy to Work With
1
Easy to Onboard
1
Clean Equipment
1
Good Delivery Condition
1
Knowledgeable
1

Overview

Franklin Express, is a motor common carrier of general commodities domiciled in Franklin, Kentucky . David T. Coots, now retired, started Franklin Express on November 6, 1961 with an office person, two truck drivers, two tractors, three semi-trailers and one straight truck. Working with partner carriers over the Nashville, Tennessee gateway, Franklin Express immediately began providing LTL and TL service between Franklin and cities throughout the United States.

Fleet Details

Type Tractors Trailers Trucks
Owned 25 75 0
Leased 0 0 0

Freight

  • General Freight
  • Liquids/Gases

Truck Types

  • Dry Van

Shipment Types

  • Full Truckload
  • Parcel
  • Less than Truckload
MCS-150 Mileage
1,600,192 (2023)
Electronic Tracking
100% of reviewers say the carrier uses electronic tracking

Lanes

This information was provided by Franklin Express Inc

Primary Operating Area Headquarters

Compliance

Authorizations

FMCSA authority status
Common Active — 04/04/1991 (33 years, 2 months)
Contract Active — 04/04/1991 (33 years, 2 months)
Carrier operation
Interstate
Hazmat
Cargo authorization
Property

Safety Violations

Type Total Severe Out of Service Measure Percentile
Vehicle Maintenance 8 3 3 5.64 49.1%
Unsafe Driving 1 1 0 0.86 11.5%
Hours of Service Compliance 1 0 0 0.03 0.7%
Driver Fitness 0 0 0 0 0%
Controlled Substances 0 0 0 0 0%

Accident Report

Type Last 6 Months 6-12 Months ago 12-24 Months ago Total
Fatalities 0 0 0 0
Injuries 4 0 0 4
Tow-away 1 0 1 2
Crash Reports 1 0 1 2

Inspections

Type Inspections OOS Inspections OOS Percentage National Average
Driver 15 0 0% 6.67%
Vehicle 11 3 27.27% 22.26%

Insurance Coverage

Insurance type
BIPD (Primary)
Company name
Acuity, A Mutual Insurance Company
Policy limit
$1,000,000
Policy number
CA-K 161 81
Effective date
03/26/2002

Insurance type
Surety Bond
Company name
Hanover Insurance Co.
Policy limit
$0
Policy number
BL5A912295
Effective date
05/01/2016

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Verified Broker from Florida

July 26, 2023

“Full Truckload from Cincinnati, OH to Nashville, TN”

Timeliness
10/10
Cleanliness
10/10
Communication
10/10

What went well?
  • On Time Pickup
  • On Time Delivery
  • Consistent Tracking
  • Strong Dispatcher Communication
  • Strong Driver Communication
  • Friendly
  • Easy to Work With
  • Easy to Onboard
  • Clean Equipment
  • Good Delivery Condition
  • Knowledgeable

Carrier checked in on time at pickup and delivery. They were responsive via email and phone. We knew where the truck was at all times. Dispatch was professional. Great work by Franklin Express.


Lanes
Cincinnati, OH to Nashville, TN
Freight Details
General Freight
Tracking
Offers electronic tracking
Tracking functional