THE PAYNE TRUCKING TEAM
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-five 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.
Danny and his dedicated team of office professionals, dispatchers, mechanics and drivers have built a large and thriving business over the years, with more than one hundred thirty company units and one hundred contracted units actively on the road each day. Yet even with the large amount of activity Danny remains a “hands-on” leader, involved in the operations of every department in the company.
In his free time, Danny enjoys developing commercial real estate, traveling in his motorhome, and spending time with his family.
VICKI SMITH – COMPTROLLER
Vicki is a native of upstate New York. She relocated to Virginia as military spouse in 1993. Vicki has attended Monterey Peninsula College in Monterey, California and Strayer University.
Vicki joined Payne Trucking in 1994 as an office assistant. With her insight into streamlined administrative practices and her accounting skills, she rapidly moved into the position as office manager in 1998. Her position and her responsibilities continued to grow and Vicki now serves as Comptroller of Payne Trucking.
Vicki’s industry knowledge and financial background, along with her strong leadership abilities, serve her well as she oversees all internal financial operations and office personnel for the company.
She enjoys the outdoors and afternoons on the Potomac River.
WILSON BRADLEY – CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER
Wilson Bradley, known as “Bradley”, has lived in the Fredericksburg Virginia 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 of the Fredericksburg Virginia branch 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 the company and its customers.
In his free time Bradley enjoys competing in regional bass fishing tournaments and hunting.
JOHN PAYNE – TERMINAL MANAGER
John has been around the trucking business for most of his life – from sweeping floors, to dispatching trucks – he has moved throughout the company to learn the fundamentals of Payne Trucking. After graduating from Virginia Commonwealth University, John became a full time employee with Payne Trucking. Beginning his career in the Fredericksburg, Virginia, office, he soon recognized that there was an opportunity to hone his management skills in the Baltimore, Maryland terminal.
Currently, John serves as the terminal manager at Payne Trucking’s terminal in Baltimore, Maryland. He runs a local, regional and OTR (over the road) fleet consisting of over 30 company trucks. He also has a large following of sub-contractors and owner operators. Payne Trucking’s Baltimore operation is rapidly establishing itself as the dominant bulk hauler in the area.
In his free time, John enjoys the outdoors and traveling.
CHRISTOPHER HANEY, CDS – Director of H.S.S.E. & HR
Chris arrives at Payne Trucking with 17 years of experience in Hazardous Material Transportation Safety & Operations Management. Compliment this with a 13-year Senior Management career in the High-Profile Luxury Resort Industry and he brings to the team 30-years of diversified Management experience. Both Chris and his wife, Deborah spent time as drivers early in their careers acquiring knowledge and experience as Owner Operators and eventually becoming Small Fleet Owners.
Chris received his Director of Safety Certification from the North American Transportation Management Institute and the University of Central Florida. He has been recognized by the industry in several publications for innovative approaches to Safety & Training.
Chris moved his wife and four-legged daughter (Ginger “Baby Girl” Haney, a boarder terrier rescue dog) from Florida to Fredericksburg, Virginia. They are still trying to figure out what that white stuff is that falls from the sky during the winter.
Chris is proud to have served his country in the United States Marine Corp as an Air Traffic Controller. If he has any free time, you will find him on the golf course.
JACKIE PAYNE – VP MARKETING
Jacqueline “Jackie” Payne is a native Virginian, who earned her BA from Virginia Tech in 1989, and her MA from Virginia Commonwealth University in 1993. Her professional background includes teaching English and Writing at the high school and community college levels, and the subsequent founding and management of a successful interior design firm and textile manufacturing business.
In 2015, she established Allora Designs, a company dedicated to the repurposing and renovation of properties in Fredericksburg Virginia’s historic downtown area.
Jackie is proud to be a part of the family business in her role as Vice President of Marketing for Payne Trucking, a position that she has held since 2010. With a focus on social media, web design, corporate image and marketing, she enjoys her efforts to keep the growing company visible and current in terms of outreach.
Jackie has served in many volunteer capacities in the greater Fredericksburg Virginia area. Her main hobbies and interests are cooking, traveling, practicing yoga and spending time with her family.