Duane McDonald – President- Owner

After leaving the United States Marine Corps in 1991. Duane entered the Transportation Industry the following year in 1992 and began his carrier as an OTR Driver. Soon after he realized he had a real passion for training and safety. After an extensive train- the- trainer program at one of the largest trucking companies in the country he began his instructing carrier. In 2006 Duane came off the road to enter the Safety and Personnel side of trucking. Once there he took advantage of all the training and classes he could until he earned his Master Certificate for Motor Carrier Compliance from The FMCSA DOT program. Duane has been with Tennessee Contract Carriers since 2010 as a OTR driver and Instructor then in the spring of 2017 became the Director of Safety and Recruiting. In the fall of 2019 he moved up to V.P. Of Operations and then President of the Company.


Racheal Petty – CFO – Owner

Racheal graduated in 2003 from Middle Tennessee State University with a Bachelor of Business Administration with a concentration in financial institution management. With 16 years of logistics experience she has learned the roles in many areas including customer service, dispatching, brokering, tracking, rating & billing. She has a large part in HR, driver retention, business analysis, insurance and much more. Racheal excels in building and retaining relationships with customers, as well as  drivers. Her skills and knowledge helps the company in many ways.

Sheri Cook – Operations Manager and Customer Service

With 24 years of experience in the transportation industry, Sheri’s abilities are truly endless. Sheri is a vital asset to the company. She not only is fair, but she has a very tactful way of dealing with people. She handles most of the day to day customer service and has built a great relationship with all of the customers, as well as drivers. She also takes care of rating and driver pay. She  She has a vast knowledge of our computing software and is a key player in the success of bringing new customers on board.

Doug Oldham – Dispatcher and Customer Service

Doug has been working with Donny for over 26 years in trucking with most of those being with the personnel at Tennessee Contract Carriers, Inc. He and Sheri make a great team and do whatever it takes to get the job done. He handles most of the driver planning and dispatching along with OS&D, and has an extensive background in safety. Doug excels in dispatch because he has the same persona every time you see him or speak with him, and he has a gift for problem solving.

Linda Williams – Billing and Driver Payroll

Linda came on board with Tennessee Contract Carriers, Inc. in mid-2013. She has 44 years experience in the transportation industry. Linda’s speed of learning was astounding. She quickly learned our computer system and can now do anything that you ask of her. Her biggest achievement so far is getting our receivables up to 90% current. This task is practically impossible in most trucking companies. Her skill set adds value to the company, and we look forward to many years together.

Shelby Vaughan – Planner and Dispatching

Shelby attended Tennessee Technological University to obtain a Bachelors degree in Interdisciplinary Studies. She joined Tennessee Contract Carriers and the Transportation Industry at the end of 2022. She helps with driver’s needs such as finding shipper and consignee locations, navigating them through dispatch issues and questions, and working with brokers and customers to locate and coordinate freight deliveries for our drivers.  She routinely steps in when Doug or Sheri are absent to help with operations and dispatch.