Bennett Heavy & Specialized Announces Status as a National Tier 1 Carrier for the United States Department of Energy (DOE)

March 9, 2020

MCDONOUGH, GEORGIA., (March 9, 2020) – Bennett Heavy & Specialized, LLC (BHS), a division of Bennett International Group, LLC (Bennett), is pleased to announce that it is now listed as a “Nationally” approved Tier 1 carrier for the United States Department of Energy (DOE).

BHS underwent a rigorous audit by DOE personnel known as the Motor Carrier Evaluation Program (MCEP) and received its satisfactory rating and approval in February of this year. Tier 1 carriers, registered with the Department of Energy, can transport hazardous materials, including radioactive materials and waste that require a Hazardous Materials Safety Permit, or a Hazardous Materials Security Plan.

“We are extremely proud to serve the US Department of Energy (DOE) market as a nationally approved, Tier 1 carrier. This approval represents an exciting opportunity for us to transport DOE freight nationwide and it allows us to expand our offerings to many other customers operating in this exciting market.”

said Charles Phillips, President of Government Services at Bennett

In April of 2019, Bennett International Group acquired Wilcox Secured Transport and re-branded the company as Bennett Secured Transport. Bennett Secured Transport operated locally in support of the Idaho National Laboratory and now with the approval of Bennett Heavy and Specialized, the two business units will merge in order to serve both the Department of Defense and the Department of Energy through the government entity of BHS and its leadership. The new entity will operate from both Joplin, Missouri and Pocatello, Idaho and BHS fully expects to stand-up additional terminals as required.

“It is an honor to be listed as a nationally approved Tier 1 carrier and be able to haul some of the most sensitive freight in service to the DOE and to our nation. The challenges and obstacles presented within this line of business can be difficult to navigate. However, we have the tools and knowledge to properly prepare and execute these high-profile missions.”

said Billy Graham, Director of Operations with Bennett Heavy & Specialized in Joplin, MO

About Bennett Heavy & Specialized

Bennett Heavy and Specialized, LLC, (BHS) provides safe and secure transportation services for HAZMAT materials and other sensitive and highly secured cargo shipments. BHS serves Aerospace, Government Freight and Commercial Explosives markets offering a variety of transportation modes including van trailers, flatbed and step deck, dromedaries and more. BHS has become an industry leader through their ongoing commitment to providing the highest quality of service to its customers. Learn more about Bennett’s Heavy & Specialized division and its Ammunition and Explosives Secured Team division (AA&E) team at

About Bennett International Group

McDonough-Ga.-based Bennett International Group, LLC is a woman-owned, Women’s Enterprise Business Council (WBENC)-certified, diversified transportation and logistics company. Through its nine affiliated operating companies, Bennett International Group delivers integrated transportation and supply chain management solutions worldwide. For more information, visit

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