President and Owner of Dispatch Transportation, Inc. - firstname.lastname@example.org
Vice President and Owner of Dispatch Transportation, Inc.-
Bruce Degler began working with Dispatch
Trucking in 1973, shortly after graduating from high school.
At the time, Dispatch simply brokered dirt-hauling trucks
to contractors around Southern California. Bruce originally
purchased a truck and worked as an independent owner-operator
on various Dispatch Trucking jobs. Over the next few years,
as Bruce continued to drive for Dispatch, he realized that
there was not only a great opportunity in the trucking,
but also in the dirt that was being hauled. Bruce approached
the owner about the opportunity, and was hired as a Dispatch
Trucking salesman in 1978. In 1981, as Bruce's contribution
to the company grew, he purchased half of the company from
the owner. During this time, additional companies were established,
and trailers were purchased which fueled both the growth
and the profitability of the company. In 1986, the original
owner retired and Bruce purchased the remaining half of
Kim Pugmire graduated from BYU in 1982 with an
accounting degree. Following his graduation, he worked in
corporate sales through early 1985. In 1985 he joined Clegg
Engineering; a grading contractor, as their materials coordinator.
Kim was responsible for coordinating the transport of dirt
and materials on all the Clegg Engineering construction
projects. It was during this time that Kim learned a great
deal about the potential of the dirt and materials business.
At this time he was also working on many jobs with Bruce
Degler and Dispatch Trucking. In 1989 as their working relationship
and trust in each other continued to grow, Kim joined Bruce
at Dispatch Trucking and became a partner in the business.
Bruce and Kim are currently co-owners and equal partners
in the company.
Bruce and Kim have found themselves to be perfect partners.
Both have excellent sales skills, and you will frequently
find them out on the jobsite calling on customers and making
deals. When in the office, Bruce generally focuses on operational
issues while Kim focuses on administrative and financial
issues. They work closely with each other and the sales
staff on a daily basis to maximize the effectiveness of
the entire team.
Bruce and Kim came to realize that trucking, like many other
things was simply a commodity. A larger profit could be
obtained by controlling the commodity that was actually
being trucked. Establishing a professional sales force,
and working with contractors throughout Southern California,
Dispatch began to control the commodity, and hence the market
Providing added value to the job of trucking has also helped
Dispatch create a market niche, and has been instrumental
in its growth. Value has been added by providing one-stop-shopping
for all of the services a contractor might need to get a
job completed. That includes providing qualified foremen
and other personnel to run the trucking operations and manage
the construction site (Windrow Earth Transport). It includes
providing loaders and heavy equipment to load trucks and
maintain the construction site (Pro Loaders). It includes
providing all required trucking to and from the load and
dump sites (Dispatch Trucking). Dispatch is committed to
developing the best practices required, and to providing
the highest quality of service within whatever niche it
chooses to operate.
Dispatch utilizes a professional sales team to call on the
industry. This experienced team of people with years of
contacts from within the industry gives Dispatch a tremendous
advantage over its competition. The sales team is capable
of consulting, planning helping its customers coordinate
their entire project from start to finish.
The Dispatch management team has developed a long-term plan
to grow its market share, and to expand into complimentary
industries. It is believed that the future looks bright
for the industry and it is Dispatch’s plan to play
a major role in the economic growth and expansion within
the southern California region.