Named after a small town in south central Virginia, Abilene Motor Express was founded in 1986 by brothers, Keith and Kolen Jones.  A family-owned business rooted in hard work and determination, Abilene began operation with a single tractor.  Today, our Company is headquartered in Richmond, Virginia and is powered by nearly 400 late-model tractors. Our equipment can be found traveling any highway across the Continental United States and Canada.

Since the Company’s founding, Abilene Motor Express has continued to bring innovations to the long-haul, over-the-road truckload market, and we take great pride that Abilene is a leading provider of expedited and time-definite services.  The Company has also changed the marketplace by adding strong strategic service offerings, featuring regional operations, Dedicated Contract Carriage, and Sole/Single Source Transportation Services for both dry, and temperature-controlled commodities.

In a small south central Virginia town long ago, one that is no longer found on the map, was a town named Abilene where a boy of just thirteen learned to drive his first truck. Son of a sawmill operator, Keith Jones quickly learned to haul lumber from the mill to nearby factories and plants. Hauling lumber was just one of many job duties for this young lad. Hard work was no stranger to Keith, nor to his four brothers. From early on the Jones boys learned some very valuable life lessons. All five boys tended to the family service station that helped to earn each their way to a higher education.

Today is not much different from the days back then when the siblings were together hard at work. When the going gets tough Keith can still be found behind the wheel, but instead of hauling for the saw mill, he and his brothers are hauling for Abilene Motor Express. It seems that good old fashion hard work can pay off … Keith is especially proud of the modern fleet that has surpassed the first two road trucks that he and Kolen purchased back in the day. With the help and support of his brothers, today Keith Jones, CEO of Abilene Motor Express, operates a fleet of over 300 road tractors that haul nearly one-thousand trailers throughout the continental US and Canada.

Website - Abilene Motor Express

2015 WAA Delivery Locations -

VARNCR - Richmond National Cemetery

VARRVW - Riverview Cemetery

VAOWCR - Oakwood Cemetery

VASPNS - Seven Pines National Cemetery

VAFHNR - Fort Harrison National Cemetery

VAVCAM - Virginia Veterans Cemetery

VAYNCY - Yorktown National Cemetery

VAHNCV - Hampton National Cemetery

VAAHMS - Albert G. Horton Jr. Veterans Cemetery

 

2016 WAA Delivery Locations -

VARRVW - Riverview Cemetery

VAOWCR - Oakwood Cemetery

VASPNS - Seven Pines National Cemetery

VAFHNR - Fort Harrison National Cemetery

VAVCAM - Virginia Veterans Cemetery

VAYNCY - Yorktown National Cemetery

VAHNCV - Hampton National Cemetery