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its workflow. STS has been using electronic logging devices for about five years. Adams said the company was an early adopter of that technology because, “It looked like that’s where things were heading, but having that tool helps us manage correctly and manage safely.” The company is a member of the


American Trucking Associations and the Nebraska Trucking Association. While Adams has not served in a leadership position, he said he has benefited from the services Larry Johnson and the NTA provide. “Larry is great and I have appreciated


his knowledge and advice as we grew,” he said. “We trust the association to work through the issues. They do a great job being the voice of our industry. There is much regulation in this industry, and one size does not fit all. Government and industry should work together to improve safety on the roads. I appreciate how the association recognizes safety of carriers and drivers. They do a great job with education and training.”


Outside of work, Adams lives with his


girlfriend, Jamie, and her two daughters, Mysti and Kaela. Jamie is supportive of him and his hobbies, which include camping and backpacking for days or a week at a time. His bucket list includes visiting all of the nation’s national parks, and he has been to nearly half of them. Highlights have included, with his father and brothers, backpacking and camping in the backcountry of Yosemite National Park, which he said offered “spectacular scenery,” and rafting 188 miles through the Grand Canyon. “I like being outdoors and I like being


able to get away,” he said. “It’s nice to be able to unplug occasionally, even though when I’m gone, I still think about work, and I’m ready to get back to work when it’s time, when it’s over. But I enjoy being outdoors and getting out to see things that other people don’t get to see and experience.” Rooting for the Cornhuskers is another


pastime. A lifelong fan, he attends several football games a year, home and sometimes


away when his work allows. He enjoys tailgating before games in a pregame atmosphere that’s friendly to fans of visiting teams. He also likes reading biographies, history books, and books about leadership and management. The company has a trailer BBQ smoker, which he mans for employees and for customer appreciation events. “That’s about as big and crazy as I get,


but I enjoy being able to do that,” he said. After more than a decade in business,


the company continues to do well, growing slowly by learning what customers want and then giving it to them. And what about the future? More of the same – getting bigger and better.


“I still want to continue working hard and


serving our customers well,” he said. “Our business grows mostly through customer referrals. We have a great, great team of people, but we want to keep getting better at what we do, developing the skills of our team. … The important thing to us is that we do a good job for our customers.”


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