Lightning Loading Service is a division of Gypsum Express LTD. Lightning currently operates ten load services in the East and Midwest, including locations in Aliquippa, PA, Waukegan, IL, Shoals, IN, Cayuga, IN, Rensselaer, IN, Carrollton, KY, Moundsville, WV, Baldwinsville, NY, and Wheatfield, IN. These loading services operate over 30 late model yard tractors, a mix of Ottawa and Autocar units. Our current management team consists of John Wight, President, Tim Sheppard, Vice President – Flatbed Operations, and TJ Sherman, Lightning Loading Service Manager. Together they bring over 80 years of combined experience in trucking, loading, and warehousing to Lightning. Because our roots are in the building materials industry, we know from our hands on experience the standards on how loads should be secured and tarped each and every time for safety and to protect the product while it is moving down the road.
On January, 20th 2020 we launched our new software program at our first location to provide our customers with real time updates of loads being tarped and loads finished and ready for pickup.
Since Lightning is a division of Gypsum Express Ltd, a premier flatbed carrier with roots in the building materials industry, we know, from our hands on experience, the standards on how loads should be secured and tarped each and every time for safety and to protect the product while it is moving down the road. Although we haul for the locations in which we do load services as Gypsum Express Ltd, we take pride in the fact that we have set standards and conditions with our managers so all trucks moving from a facility are loaded timely and fairly, regardless who the carrier is, based on pre-set criteria from our shippers. We have never received a complaint from our carrier customers regarding unfair treatment, or quality of work.