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Apache LLC was founded in 2014 by Daya Singh. Previous to this, Daya was one of the co-owners of Sharp Airfreight, formerly the largest airfreight trucking company in New England with more than 85 trucks and 200+ employees. After closing Sharp in the year 1998, Daya went on to real estate development and gas stations/convenience stores. After spending 14 years in the gas station/convenience store business, Daya decided it was time to get back to what he was really passionate about: trucking. In 2014, Daya made the bold step to sell his gas stations and convenience stores and start a trucking company with just two trucks. The rest is history.
Although much had changed in the trucking industry in the 14 years Daya spent away from it, he brought with him a few core values that made his first company such a success.
CUSTOMER SERVICE COMES FIRST
By consistently exceeding the expectations of customers, Daya was able to not only bring in new business but also retain loyal customers who would come to rely on Apache to meet their shipping needs.
The second aspect of Daya's growth strategy was to find an area to specialize within the trucking industry. Recognizing the high demand for refrigerated trucking capacity, Daya made the bold decision to specialize in the transport of refrigerated food products.
TREAT PEOPLE WITH RESPECT
Finally, Daya had to tackle the ever-difficult driver shortage plaguing the U.S. transportation industry. However, rather than spending his energy and efforts on job postings and advertising, Daya found his best recruitment tool to be his own drivers. By treating each and every driver with respect (and also paying above-market rates), his drivers developed a sense of loyalty to Daya and his mission. Through word of mouth, Apache drivers would actively recruit friends, family and former co-workers from previous jobs to come join the Apache family.
By 2015, Daya had grown the company to seven trucks and had no plans of slowing down. Recognizing the opportunity, his son Sanjay "Jay" Singh decided to leave his management consulting role at one of the top consulting firms in the world in order to join his father and grow the business. Jay's immediate goal was to enhance two components of the business: customer-service and operational efficiency. By making processes within the company more efficient and also by investing in industry-leading technology, Jay was able to help grow the company quickly. Apache continues to grow and hopes to soon become the largest refrigerated trucking company in New England.