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Roger (Butch) D. Mabe Jr’s interest in trucking began at an early age. When he was in his early teens, it was Butch’s dream to be involved in the trucking industry in some way. His grandfather and uncle were truck drivers, and his grandfather allowed him to take some trips with him when the opportunity presented itself. Butch’s dad, Roger D. Mabe Sr, purchased two tractors with Butch’s grandfather and leased them to other trucking companies.

Also contributing to Butch’s interest in trucking was a truck terminal which was located down the street from where he grew up that was owned by Bill Goldston. When Butch became a teenager, he got his first job washing equipment at the Goldston terminal in Eden.

This terminal had two divisions, leasing and transportation, and Butch started his job on the leasing side. This division leased equipment to companies like Dan River Mills, Fieldcrest Mills, Stoneville Furniture, Tultex, and other manufacturers in the Southeast. Later, Penske purchased Goldston’s leasing division, and Butch moved up through all of the jobs in the maintenance department.

Penske also purchased Goldston’s transportation side of the business. After learning all he could on the maintenance side of the business, Butch decided to move to the transportation side. Penske later closed the leasing side of the business in Eden and moved the leasing operation to its home office in Reading, PA. Penske also sold the transportation side to Silver Eagle out of Jacksonville, FL.

Mabe Trucking Co, Inc

"Driving first-class efforts to deliver unmatched quality for every client"

Roger "Butch" Mabe

Mabe's terminal

  • Our Home Mabe Trucking Company was founded in January, 1988.
  • Eden, NC, is the base of operations for the fleet.
  • The property pictured was acquired from Fieldrest Mills in 1994.
  • The mill was converted to a terminal and has been upgraded to support the growing fleet
Mabe Trucking Co, Inc
Mabe Trucking Co, Inc

Mabe's reputation

  • How we've grown an early adopter of the Paccar MX engine and Eaton Advantage Transmission.
  • Mabe Trucking has been recognized as an industry leader in fuel economy.
  • Mabe Trucking frequently partners with OEMS and supporting vendors to implement and test aerodynamic tools aimed at increasing fuel economy and lowering emissions.

"Our fleet consists of late-model Peterbilt and Kenworth tractors."

Roger "Butch" Mabe

Mabe's fleet

  • Our Fleet ProfileThe Mabe Trucking Fleet is comprised of late-model Paccar Trucks.
  • Brand loyalty is an important fabric of the business.
  • Mabe Trucking provides drivers with the best equipment on the road.
Mabe Trucking Co, Inc
Mabe Trucking Co, Inc

Mabe's culture

  • Our cultural pride is driving the "Cadillac of trucks."
  • Mabe Trucking drivers are some of the proudest in the industry.
  • Drivers operate top tier equipment outfitted with APU units that allow for the best possible working conditions.
  • The implementation of both manual and automatic transmissions allows drivers to select the equipment that best fits their driving style.