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History Into the future

Excel Trucking has a remarkable history that spans over a decade, starting from humble beginnings in 2011. The company was founded by Abdulla Abdi, a driven entrepreneur who possessed a deep passion for logistics. The company started with a single owner-operator, one leased trailer, and a modest $5000 investment. It was a daunting task to run a trucking company with no financial resources or experience in logistics or business management. However, driven by an unwavering determination, Abdulla refused to accept failure as an option.

In 2014, a turning point occurred when Abdulla joined forces with his cousin, Sharmarke Ahmed, who brought invaluable expertise in sales to the table. With a shared vision and a relentless pursuit of excellence, we targeted shippers and freight forwarders that needed reliability and on time service, igniting growth of Excel Trucking.

Today, after many years of ups and downs in the trucking industry, Excel continues to offer reliability and punctual service to our customers. The company operates out of Grove City, Ohio and maintains a fleet of 100 power units, 250 trailers, and over 150 drivers and employees.


At Excel, our impressive track record speaks volumes, and our continued year-over-year growth is a testament to our dedication in exceeding our customers’ needs.

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Leading Excellence, One shipment at a time

Each leader brings a unique set of skills and perspectives, allowing us to navigate complex challenges with confidence and innovation. Their strategic vision and forward-thinking approach drive our company’s growth and success, inspiring our employees to reach new heights of excellence. With their strong leadership, we foster a collaborative and inclusive culture that empowers our team to deliver exceptional results for our clients.

Abdulla Abdi

Founder and Chairman

Abdulla is the founder of Excel Trucking and has served as a CEO from 2011 to 2022 and is currently serving as a chairman. Abdulla’s responsibilities include overseeing and directing the company's overall operations, setting strategic goals, risk management and compliance, financial oversight, and providing leadership to the executive team. Abdulla exhibits a strong passion for driving technological advancements within the trucking industry.

He is deeply committed to exploring and implementing innovative solutions that can enhance efficiency, sustainability, and safety in transportation operations. He has a bachelor of science degree from Ohio State University and is currently pursuing MBA in Logistics at Ohio University.

Sharmarke Ahmed

Chief Executive Officer

Meet Sharmarke, the dynamic CEO of Excel Trucking, whose unrivaled blend of sales skill and visionary leadership has propelled the company to unprecedented success. With a career spanning decades in the transportation industry, Sharmarke's journey is a testament to his unparalleled expertise in both sales and executive leadership. His unconventional and audacious approach to business has not only driven exponential revenue growth but has also forged a corporate culture that values innovation and excellence.

Sharmarke's boundless energy and relentless drive inspire the entire organization, fostering a team that is both dedicated and forward-thinking. With a remarkable track record of turning sales challenges into opportunities and his deep commitment to client satisfaction, Sharmarke continues to redefine the boundaries of success in the trucking sector, leaving an indelible mark on the industry.

Sharmarke takes great pride in being a loving husband and a dedicated father to five children.

William Ferrell

VP of Operations

Will embarked on his transportation career in 1999, initially joining Eagle Global Logistics (CEVA). During his five-year tenure at Eagle, he held various roles such as Dock Worker, Dispatcher, Load Planner, and Dock Supervisor. Following this, he transitioned to Forward Air, where he dedicated 16 years of service, assuming a diverse range of positions, including Freight Broker, Carrier Manager, Fleet Operations Manager, Fleet Director, and Director of Brokerage Operations & Sales.
Throughout his career, Will's unwavering commitment has been to our people. He emphasizes the importance of training, cross-training, ongoing development, and mentorship as vital components in fostering a dynamic and thriving company culture.

Amber Northcutt

Director of Human Resources

In 2018, Amber commenced her career at Excel Trucking, beginning as a recruiter. Over the years, she has consistently demonstrated her adaptability and unwavering commitment by making significant contributions to various departments, including safety and compliance. Before joining Excel, Amber had amassed over a decade of invaluable experience in the HR field.

Today, Amber holds the esteemed position of HR Director at Excel Trucking. She tirelessly strives to foster a strong sense of unity and belonging among everyone associated with Excel, whether they are contractors or employees. Her dedicated efforts also focus on encouraging the embrace of our rich and diverse culture throughout the organization.

She holds a Bachelor of Science in Human Resources from Franklin University.

Jesse Campbell

Sales Director

Meet Jesse, the whirlwind of energy and charisma behind the sales team at Excel Trucking! He’s not your typical salesperson; he's a sales dynamo, and his passion for matching clients with the perfect transportation solutions is contagious.
Jesse's secret sauce is his unwavering dedication to his clients. He doesn't just sell services; he builds partnerships. His clients aren't just numbers; they're part of his extended trucking family.

Whether it's navigating complex shipping challenges, optimizing routes, or finding cost-effective solutions, Jesse thrives on tackling the toughest logistics puzzles.

Chad Larr

Safety Manager

With over a decade of experience in law enforcement, Chad's profound dedication to safety and the welfare of our drivers and the general public is evident. His extensive background has sharpened his sense of responsibility for ensuring the security of lives within our operations. As a vital member of our team, Chad plays a pivotal role in overseeing safety initiatives, including crafting and executing tailored health and safety plans to mitigate risks and enhance the well-being of our drivers and the wider community.

His unwavering commitment extends to the strict enforcement of our safety policies, with no room for compromise in safeguarding individuals and assets under our care. Chad's dedication upholds the highest safety standards throughout our operations.

What we promise

Our unwavering dedication to our customers has shaped us into the company we have become today. Equipped with a fleet of over 120 trucks and a team of 150 drivers, we are prepared to deliver the exceptional service and promptness you expect from a trusted shipping partner.


While your shipment may be out of reach during transportation, we guarantee complete visibility throughout its journey. You can effortlessly track its location, monitor its status, and provide real-time updates to your customers, ensuring transparency and peace of mind. Our aim is to empower you with the information you need, so you stay informed every step of the way.

Better Communication

At Excel, our commitment is to deliver every shipment on time, without exception. However, we recognize that unforeseen delays can occur within the logistics industry. In such instances, our dedicated team remains available round-the-clock, 24/7/365, to promptly update you on its status. By providing accurate information, we empowered you to make informed decisions regarding your delivery every step of the way.

Shipment Security

We recognize that your goods hold significant value and represent revenue in transit. To safeguard them, our trucks and trailers are equipped with live tracking devices, and our drivers undergo comprehensive training on securing shipments from pickup to final delivery. At Excel, we protect your goods day and night so you can have peace of mind knowing that your goods are in capable hands throughout its journey.

Get In Touch with Us

We are passionate about discussing all things related to freight-hauling and beyond. Feel free to get in touch with us to explore various solutions we can provide.

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