About Our Company
Nick Carlucci began his internship with the Jess Telles Family as seasonal employment.At the end of the summer, he was offered a full time position in the Trucking Division of TRI Transport, Inc. TRI Transport consisted of 50 power units primarily transporting Cantaloupes for the Telles Family’s Produce Company in Arizona and California.Along with the produce, they transported Cotton and ventured into Cardboard and Bulk Wine.
1981 – 1984
Nick was an active member in the California Trucking Association (CTA).
Nick advanced to Operations Manager for TRI Transport, Inc. The Company was now operating approximately 75 power units and added Bulk Grape Hauling for the Gallo Family and Aggregate to their list of commodities.
Nick Served as Chairman of the Central Valley Chapter for the CTA.
The position of General Manager of TRI Transport, Inc., became available. The Telles Family awarded Nick the Corporate General Manager position. Bulk Tomato Hauling for Tri Valley Growers was added to the company commodities and an additional 25 power units were added. During the next few years, the west side of the valley suffered a water shortage from lack of rainfall. This was difficult for this large farming operation to survive and they ceased operations at the end of 1992.
In January, The James Telles Family made Nick and Sally Carlucci partners in the newly formed Trucking Company, Telles Transport, Inc. (TTI). TTI was on the move. A new Onion Haul for the DeFrancesco Family was added to the customer list. They purchased the Administrative Office at 1487 13th Street, Firebaugh. They also moved the 100 power units and trailers into today’s current Truck Terminal on 7161 Washoe Avenue, Firebaugh, CA.
A new Acquisition took place. The Carlucci Family and The Telles Family acquired Hicks and Messer (H & M Trucking) in Patterson, CA. With this new purchase, the two families formed CarTel Transport, LLC. Additional power units were added and they were now hauling Fresh Vegetables from Farms to Patterson Frozen Foods. They were now operating 125 power units.
Vegetable Transplants were added to the Agricultural Commodities list.
Nick and Sally Carlucci, formed “CARLUCCI TRANSPORT. Carlucci Transport engaged in the transporting of Petroleum Products and Aggregate for Lawson Rock and Oil.
The two partners amicably dissolved their partnership in CarTel Transport and Telles Transport, Inc (TTI). Telles Transport, Inc., was dissolved.
The Carlucci’s purchased the remaining shares of the two companies from The Telles Family. The Carlucci’s operate Cartel Transport, LLC, as well as Carlucci Transport, under sole ownership.
Two new ventures began. A new contract of Bulk Tomatoes for San Benito Foods organization and Bulk Almonds from Field to Processor were also added to the commodities list. 20 more power units were added to the Fleet.
Packaged Almonds were added to the Freight Division Commodities List.
A new Tomato Contract was signed with Ingomar Packing Company in Los Banos, CA. The fleet grew from 145 power units to 185.
Another equipment purchase was made to accommodate a new Tomato Contract with Del Monte Foods in Hanford, CA. An additional 15 power units were added. Cartel/Carlucci Transport was now operating 200 power units servicing the entire State of California.
Was the start of a new year and new face. The company began the phase out of Cartel Transport and into the new brand “Carlucci Transport”.
Carlucci Transport continues to improve its carbon footprint. In 2013, 32 new Power Units were added to the fleet. Carlucci Transport not only continues to meet, but stay head of State of California’s CARB (California Air Resource Board) compliancy laws.
Fruit hauling and fresh onions was added to the Commodities List.
Carlucci Transport ventured into the transportation of Sand and Gravel for Vulcan Materials Company in two locations, Bakersfield and Roseville, CA.
In February 2004, California Air Resource Board (CARB) set new regulations to be phased in over a 15-year period.
Over the last 10+ years, Carlucci Transport has not only maintained its 100% compliancy with today’s regulations, but is ahead of the game. 36 new innovative power units will be phased in with in the next couple of months, placing us in the 100% Carb Compliant status through 2017.
Proudly, Carlucci Transport continues to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and protect our air quality by operating 100% Fully CARB Compliant.
Carlucci Transport Bottom Dump Division has expanded to Palm Springs, CA. Currently we have 20 Trucks on a long-term expansion with Granite Construction.
The Ag Division has added Bulk Pistachio to its commodity list.
We are proud to say we remain 100% CARB Compliant. This year Carlucci Transport updated 10% of the Fleet. Providing our customers with 220 modern Fuel Efficient Power Units.