Minority & Women-Owned Business Spotlight

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The M&WBE Spotlight Program was created to recognize local entrepreneurs who are vital to the City of Charleston’s economic growth and award them for their achievements in developing both their businesses and supporting their communities.
Eligible businesses must be registered with the City of Charleston’s M&WBE Program to be nominated.

Nominate your business here: M&WBE Spotlight Nomination Form

The City of Charleston is honored to recognize Hard Hat Transportation, LLC as our April 2021 Business Spotlight.

  1. Ruth Jordan

    Minority Business Enterprise Manager
    Phone: 843-724-7434

Hard Hat Transportation, LLC

Owner or Manager: Frank P Ancrum III

Address: P.O. Box 41106 North Charleston, SC 29423

Email: hardhattransportation@gmail.com

Website: www.Hardhattransportation.com

Phone:  (843) 270-4863

How long have you been in business?:  

10 years

Number of employees:

5-8

Hard Hat Transportation's capabilities and performance:

Please give us a brief description of the business:      

Hard Hat Transportation, LLC (HHT) is a small, owner‐operated, 3rd party transportation, warehousing, and logistics firm located in North Charleston, SC. Hard Hat TDL (Logistics), an HHT affiliate, is a complete supply chain network solutions provider. Services are provided through a local light asset 3PL network and its growing fleet of cross‐border highway units, integrated logistics department, state of the art warehousing, and distribution management solutions/capabilities ensures that Hard Hat is positioned and poised to be an integral part of the current economic boom in the Lowcountry and Charleston in particular.

What is your business philosophy/mission statement?     

Our core principles are based on Growth, Change, Education, and Prosperity. One of our mantras is that "A Load On Our Truck Is A Load Off Your Mind"

Why does this business deserve to be a M&WBE Spotlight Business?    

The company offers creative and innovative solutions for logistic and warehousing goods that include all modes of transportation service and levels of warehousing. Our focus is on the customer service experience. Our effective and efficient proprietary processes help to improve turnaround time, shortens transit times, minimizes loss, and reduces claims. We provide unparalleled control over shipments to and from vendors and suppliers while providing superior service to every client which is HHT’s single most priority to its client base.

Growth: How has this business grown since its establishment (in employees or revenue)? What is the vision and potential for growth in the future?           

Our business has grown slow and steady over the years. The sustainable growth has allowed HHTDL to create a solid base, poised and positioned to expand our footprint regionally and throughout the US.

What activities does your business engage in to support the broader community?  

Hard Hat Transportation is an avid supporter of hiring veterans and the recidivism methodology. HHTDL is committed to empowering the community and the people of that community.  

What sets your business apart from competitors?       

What sets us apart is our commitment to strategic planning, preparedness, and the customer service experience.

What's one valuable lesson you've learned that you would share with other business owners?

Research & Development (R&D) and knowing your client's needs is pivotal to your success and longevity.

Tell us an interesting & fun fact about your business:  

We are a close-knit team with some amazing character components. We truly enjoy providing satisfying solutions for our clients. You can still be professional, effective, and efficient while building a fun, high-energy, positive environment.