Chelsea Pottle Demmons
AND HER FAMILY
3rd Generation and counting
Pottle’s was founded in 1962 by my grandfather, Clifton Pottle. In 1988, my father, Barry, who was a truck driver, purchased Pottle’s. The company has grown from 11 trucks to over 160 trucks with more than 600 trailers and we have two terminals: our home terminal in Bangor, Maine and a second terminal located in Allentown, Pennsylvania. Pottle’s now has third-generation family members, my brother Matt and I, in leadership positions. We both have young children, so there is a real possibility of a 4th generation!
I chose to build a career in trucking for many reasons, but mostly because I knew it would provide for my family just as it did for me growing up. The schedules are flexible, and there is always opportunity. I knew I wouldn’t be able to enjoy any other career as much as I do with trucking.
Working in the family business is hard work, but it’s also very rewarding. I love the people that make up the trucking industry. It’s an inspiring group of co-workers and other trucking enthusiasts who love the industry and work tirelessly to transport all of the goods we take for granted.
When you have the right people in place doing their job exceptionally and professionally day in and day out in an ever-changing industry, there are no limits to our success. The passion of the people in the trucking industry is remarkable.