About Us

Truckload Connections is a Veteran-owned third-party logistics company founded by Don Cherry in 2007. We are licensed to operate in the 48 contiguous states and have a committed staff of Dispatchers and Account Executives to ensure freight is delivered efficiently and in a cost-effective manner.  Our dedicated professionals have extensive experience in the freight logistics industry and reliably assist small and large businesses with their shipping needs. 

Truckload Connections prioritizes personalized customer satisfaction.
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Don Cherry

Don Cherry

– Founder & President

With over 40 years in the freight logistics industry, Don founded Truckload & LTL Connections LLC in 2007. His passion for the industry and commitment to customer service motivated him to form the company. Today, he attributes the company’s success to the team of professionals who work to ensure that customer freight is delivered from origin to destination reliably and for an affordable price.


Ben Cherry

Ben Cherry

– Vice President

Ben focuses on business growth by hiring new employees and identifying strengths and opportunities within the company as well as the freight industry. He also assists with the implementation of new business practices.


St. Louis Location

 Alisa Benda – Office Manager

Alisa handles accounts payable, accounts receivable, and administrative responsibilities for our team. She has been with the company since it was founded and played an important role in laying the foundation for our company’s success and began her career at Truckload Connections as a Dispatcher. She’s a tremendous asset to the TLC family.


Lois Hewkin – Dispatch Manager
Lois comes to Truckload Connections with over 15 years of experience in the trucking industry, having operated her own trucking company for many of those years. Lois has experience with various types of freight and maintains a strong relationship with many carriers. 


Murisa Ljubijankic  – Dispatcher

Murisa joined TLC in 2020. She has joined us with many years of experience in the trucking & shipping field. She brings a multilingual background and creates an entirely new level of service as a dispatcher!


Tara Mckinney  – Dispatcher

Tara recently joined Truckload Connections in 2020.  She brings almost twenty years of experience working in customer service where she continues to develop multiple relationships.


Paul Standefer – Director of Sales and Business Development

Paul Standefer is a logistics professional with over 35 years of experience in the LTL, TL and third-party logistics markets.  His experience includes both sales and management at the local and regional levels.

Eddie Small – Account Executive

Eddie joined Truckload Connections in 2021 to assist with new business development.  Eddie comes from a sales background and is eager to assist his clients with transporting their freight. 

Oklahoma Location

Peggy Hughes – Account Executive

Peggy joined TLC in 2013 and is based in the Tulsa, OK area. She has over 30 years of experience in the trucking industry including excellent customer service, dispatching, carrier relationships, and shipping and receiving. 

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32335 E. 171st St. So.
Coweta, OK 74429
(918) 486-8977 (office)
(918) 729-0961 (cell)
(918) 486-3747 (fax)