Team

Daniel Payne

Daniel Payne - President

With the purchase of one red and white dump truck, Daniel E. Payne founded Payne Trucking in Brandy, VA in 1971. Throughout the course of his forty year career in the trucking industry, "Danny" has participated in all aspects of the company. He knows what it is like to drive a dump truck or a tractor trailer, to replace a worn-out engine or assess tire wear, to dispatch a load, or answer the telephone.

Daniel and his dedicated team of office professionals and drivers built a large and thriving business over the years, with more than one hundred fifty company units actively on the road. But in 2010 he decided to sell both his successful van and brokerage divisions and to return to his first love - the dump truck business.

Since that time Daniel has moved the company to a larger facility that is currently undergoing renovation. In addition, he has assembled a diverse management team and support personnel staff who operate the business under his guidance. Every team member at Payne Trucking today recognizes that the customer is the focus. It is Payne Trucking's ability to adapt to customer needs that has always been, and remains, the trademark of the company.

Vicki Smith

Vicki Smith -
Chief Financial Officer

Vicki is a native of upstate New York. She relocated to Virginia as military spouse in 1993; attended Monterey Peninsula College in Monterey, California and Strayer University.

Vicki was employed by Payne Trucking in 1994 as an office assistant and was promoted to office manager in 1998.

She enjoys the outdoors and afternoons on the Potomac River.

Wilson Bradley

Wilson Bradley - Operations Manager

Wilson Bradley, known as "Bradley", has lived in the Fredericksburg area since the early 1980s and has been actively involved in the transportation industry for over 25 years.

His background as both a driver and warehouse manager in the moving industry proved beneficial when he began his employment with Payne Trucking in 1998 as a dispatcher. Bradley quickly advanced at Payne Trucking and was promoted to Operations Manager in 2006.

After a brief stint with a van carrier operation, Bradley returned to Payne Trucking in 2014 where his leadership skills, enthusiasm and industry knowledge benefit both our company and our customers.

In his free time Bradley enjoys competing in regional bass fishing tournaments and hunting.

John Payne

John Payne

From the time that he could walk, trucking was a part of John Payne's life. The eldest son of CEO and founder Daniel Payne, John began his relationship with trucks by coming into work with his dad and taking road trips in Payne's big red tractors. By the time he was a teenager, he realized that he had a natural gift for working with anything mechanical. Tearing apart car engines or working on motorcycles came naturally to him. It was at that time that John began to work part-time in the shop at Payne trucking during his summers. From sweeping floors and filing papers to changing tires and working on engines, John learned the trucking business from the ground up.

In May 2014 John received his BA from Virginia Commonwealth University and joined Payne Trucking full-time.

His mechanical and organizational skills, incredible work ethic and easygoing demeanor have quickly made John an indispensable part of the Payne Trucking team.

During his free time John enjoys traveling, camping, and biking.

Mark Lunsford

Mark Lunsford - Safety Director

Mark is a Virginia native who was hired as the Safety Director for Payne Trucking in February of 2015. He brings 20+ years of Safety and Operations experience to the team. His background includes ten years in manufacturing and his most recent 11 years in the transportation industry.

He was born and raised in the Shenandoah Valley and is a graduate of Bridgewater College in Bridgewater, Virginia. After an assignment in Charlotte NC., Mark returned to the Shenandoah Valley in 2010 and recently relocated to the Fredericksburg area to join the Payne Team with his wife Michele. He also has two sons, one remaining in the Shenandoah Valley and the other serving in the United States Air Force at Offutt AFB in Nebraska.

In his spare time, Mark enjoys spending time on Lake Anna, golfing, and attending family gatherings.