CDJ Bulk Express, Inc. was founded by John and Dawn Popovich in April of
1991 to be one thing: the best long-haul, dump trailer operation on the
east coast. Their oldest son Johnny immediately came on board to help
grow the family business. CDJ has seen a slow, steady growth into a 70
truck fleet that operates in 28 states and over the following years, we have
established ourselves as a powerhouse in the long-haul dump business. The
addition of Chad Popovich, the youngest son, in 2008, as serious part of
the business, completed the family environment.
We are the best, plain and simple; we do it better, we do it more reliably,
we do it safer.
By definition we are a family business, since almost the entire Popovich
family works here, but we are not the “family” business that some would
expect us to be. We are a corporation and a for profit carrier that runs 70
trucks, which means that while we care immensely about our drivers, and
how our decisions affect them, we are also concerned about the bottom
line: staying profitable so we can continue our tradition of being the best.
We started as a mom and pop outfit with 3 trucks. Are we still that outfit?
Nope. Are we something different? Yep. Are we better? Yes.
The world is a different place than it was in 1991. But things change and
we’ll all have to change with it. Not always because that’s what we want
to do, but because that’s what we have to do. That all being said, we are
still one thing and one thing only: the best long-haul, dump trailer
operation on the east coast. We do what we do and we do it well.
We are known for being a hard working company that expects nothing but
the best from our drivers. We make sure everyone gives 100%, because if
they don’t, our other drivers have to pick up their slack. We stake our
reputation on servicing our customers, who depend on our trucks being
there the next morning. Nobody stockpiles anymore. It’s all “just in time”
deliveries. So if we’re late it can put our customers in a dilemma. If they
don’t have raw materials, they can’t make steel coils. If farmers don’t have
feed, cows don’t eat. You know the saying “if you bought it, a truck
brought it?” Well the truck has to be there on time for that to be true;
because if we’re late, there won’t be anything on the shelf to buy.
That said, we now live in the age of regulation, emissions requirements by
the EPA, increased congestion, distracted drivers and aging infrastructure.
All of this makes your job much, much harder. You have to be on your “A-
game” at all times out there or bad things can happen and people can get
hurt. Trucking is a tough job and a serious business and should be treated
as such. You are in control of 80,000 lbs. traveling at 70 MPH and it does
not stop on a dime. Be safe, be smart, be able to go home and see your
family, and make sure others can do the same. You are the professional
and we trust you.