The Evolution of the Evans Network of Companies

Founded in 1939 by Albert Evans Sr. in Pottsville PA, The Evans Network of Companies has evolved over the last three decades from an asset heavy LTL trucking operation, into the largest asset light independent Intermodal drayage provider in North America.   The Company has primarily been focused on building its drayage platform through service expansion and acquisitions.  As of today, the network has expanded operations to include brokerage, flatbed and truckload, with 600 service center locations and more than 7,000 trucks.  This expansion extended into employment as well. The Company now employs 400+ people, half of whom are in the Schuylkill Haven corporate office. With revenues in excess of 1.2 billion dollars, Transport Topics, a widely read transportation periodical, ranks Evans Network as the 39th largest for hire trucking company in the United States.  The Evans Network of Companies is excited to celebrate 80 years in business!    

What is Intermodal Drayage?

Intermodal means using more than one mode of transportation when moving a container or cargo. Traditionally, intermodal services include a combination of ocean/shipping, truck and rail.  For Evans, intermodal drayage means that our trucks are picking up and delivering full containers of cargo at all of the ocean ports and large railroad yards in the United States.  

What else do we do?

The company has expanded operations over the last few years to haul more flatbed and truckload freight, which is full loads of different types of freight, in different types of trailing units including van, flatbed and refrigerated units.   Continued expansion has led the company to also add brokerage operations to the network. This is when a company serves as a liaison between another individual or company that needs shipping services and an authorized motor carrier.    

The Senior Management Team 

  • Albert “Bert” Evans – Chairman of the Board and son of the company founder, Albert Evans, Sr.
  • Matthew “Bo” Bates – President and CEO
  • Brian Frey – Chief Financial Officer
  • Bill Hohn – Senior Vice President, Sales
  • Chris Giltz – Senior Vice President, Operations
  • Matt Bates – Vice President of Safety and Risk Management
  • Bill Franks – President, Brokerage
  • Bob Petruzzi – Divisional President
  • Kim Lorimer – Vice President, Training
  • C. Ryan Bates – National Director of Sales
  • Angie Barr – Executive Director of Technology 

The Evans Network of Companies operates under the following brands:

Evans Gives Back

The Evans Network of Companies gives back to the community in many ways.   Multiple employees are involved in local organizations such as Penn State University Schuylkill, The Schuylkill Chamber of Commerce, NEPA Logistics/ Transportation Partnership and many nonprofit groups including, The Walk In Art Center, Schuylkill YMCA, Vision, The United Way, Boy Scouts of America, local fire companies and many other nonprofit organizations.   

The Company is on Facebook, YouTube and LinkedIn under Evans Delivery.  

If you have any questions about the company, please contact Kim Lorimer