After Mr. Prestera's untimely death (in the Marshall University plane crash November 1970), the company continued operations under the direction of A.H. (Dick) Meador. In 1975 Mr. Meador purchased the company from the Prestera family. Mr. Meador continued operating the company as an intrastate carrier until the mid 1980s. At that time Mr. Meador expanded the authority to 48 states and began servicing the Maryland, Virginia, and Tennessee markets.
In September 1991, the company was sold to Dan Jeffries. He and his wife Pam continue as the owners today. Mr. Jeffries brought many years of experience in the specialized trucking industry, beginning his career in 1975 with C.I. Whitten Transfer Co. He held many positions through the years until becoming General Manager in the mid 1980s. After C.I. Whitten was sold in the late 1980s, Jeffries looked at the Prestera operation as an opportunity to use his experience to grow the company.
By October 1991, Prestera had begun operating nationwide as a specialized carrier for the Department of Defense. This was a continuation of the company's heritage and Mr. Jeffries experience. In 1996 Prestera Trucking, Inc was awarded the honor of being ranked number 76 on the INC 500 list of the fastest growing privately owned businesses in the nation.
Currently Prestera Trucking, Inc operates as one of only a few motor carriers qualified to move commodities for the Department Of Defense. We pride ourselves on providing safe and secure transportation for the DOD as well as the specialty commercial markets we serve. All of our tractors are equipped with satellite tracking, and our trailers have tracking devices with cargo and door sensors. This enables us to locate cargo in real time and to monitor security of the cargo at all times in our 24-hour operations center.