The 55th annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade was on Saturday, March 16, 2024, in downtown St. Louis. It began at 20th and Market streets, and proceed east to its conclusion at Broadway and Clark streets. It is regularly noted as one of the top in the country, the parade was comprised of over 120 units, including marching bands, floats, huge cartoon-character balloons, 5000+ marchers, and lots of clowns. Over 250,000 attended, the largest of any event in downtown St. Louis, packing the streets with smiling Irish eyes and festive green attire. SDX was proud to once again pull the float for Clark Academy of Irish Dance.
February 2023: Check out the new 2024 Kenworth T680 Next Gen truck, it is the most highly evolved aerodynamic long-haul tractor Kenworth has ever engineered. KW optimized the powertrain with an efficient, fully-integrated solution from PACCAR. It has smart technology that makes driving more intuitive, safer, less fatiguing. It also has a world-class cabin reminiscent of the finest automobiles.
Andy took her on the maiden voyage to Antioch, TN and got 9.6 MPG!
January 2023: We had the great pleasure of visiting the Kenworth factory in Chillicothe, OH. While we were there we were able to see our trucks that we ordered come off of the assembly line.
DECEMBER 2022: The 44th annual Holiday and Safety meeting was a great success. Dinner, dancing and fun was had by all. Our safety consultant gave us great tips on how to improve our safety skills.
November 11, 2022: Today week we celebrate Veterans Day and give thanks to the men and women who served honorably in the armed forces of the United States. Of the approximately 9 million Veterans employed across the US, 10% are in commercial transportation. Thank you for your service!
The Truck Convoy is an annual fundraiser for Special Olympics Missouri. This event is a national one-day celebration of the trucking industry, its allied partners and law enforcement all working together to raise funds for Special Olympics athletes.
SDX was proud to participate this year. Kim was behind the wheel in support in the convoy.
August 2022: This is Randy's view looking down on the Blue Mountains near Pendleton, Oregon. The range has an area of 4,060 square miles stretching east and southeast of Pendleton, Oregon, to the Snake River along the Oregon - Idaho border.
July 2022: Catch Andy who delivered a load to Comfort Sleep products in Two Rivers WI. It was a load of fiber that came from Sauget, IL. This customer will be building mattresses with this product. The gentleman that unloaded Andy said they will be able to build 200 mattresses with the amount of fiber we delivered. If you live in Wisconsin you are going to be sleeping well!
Please keep Lane's family in your thoughts and prayers. He passed away on June 1. He was very special to us and we will never forget him!
May 2022: MO DOT says BUCKLE UP PHONE DOWN!
Buckle Up Phone Down: A Safety Challenge That Can Make a Difference
Special Delivery Xpress is challenging our employees to buckle up and put their phones down when they drive.
The Missouri Department of Transportation’s Buckle Up Phone Down campaign is tackling the two most impactful actions a driver can take to prevent or survive crashes and SDX is joining them in the fight.
First, drivers can put their phones down when they slide behind the wheel. Distracted driving is a major cause of crashes, not only in Missouri, but in the entire United States. The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports that cellphones were involved in nearly 2,500 crashes in 2018 alone.
Next, people can buckle up each and every time they get in a vehicle. Of the 685 drivers and passengers killed on Missouri roadways in 2018, a tragic 63% were unrestrained.
The hope is to get Missouri’s businesses to openly support employee safety, either through internal safety campaigns or by changing policy to ban cellphone use in company vehicles and make seat belts mandatory.
Statistics show that these two policy changes could have an impact on both incidents and highway fatalities.
The Buckle Up Phone Down Challenge is trying to change these numbers.
Together, we can make a difference and save lives.
April 2022: A note from MO DOT-
Highway workers urge drivers to "Work with us"
Professional drivers and highway workers have a special relationship. They both earn their living on the road. However, one group is more vulnerable.
“Any time you pass highway workers on a Missouri roadway – whether it’s a long-term lane closure, a moving operation or shoulder work – your safety and the safety of those workers depend on your focus and attention,” said MoDOT Director Patrick McKenna. “Buckle up, put your phone down, slow down and stay alert. Lives are at stake in work zones.”
In 2021, 17 people died in work zones, including three MoDOT employees, one of whom was expecting her first child.
In addition, an unprecedented 61 crashes with MoDOT protective vehicles occurred. These crashes are almost always a result of driver distraction and/or driving too fast for the conditions. While crash-absorbing protective vehicles undoubtedly save lives and prevent injuries, those involved do not always escape unscathed. In the past four years, 37 people suffered injuries and two died following crashes involving crash-absorbing protective vehicles.
Make smart, safe driving choices behind the wheel. Move over. Mind your speed. Be aware of changing traffic conditions. Obey signs. Merge politely. Work with us.
March 2022: Did you make it to the St. Patrick's parade downtown Saint Louis this year? If you did, you probably saw SDX along with The Clark Academy of Irish Dance. Big shout out to Clarence for donating his time! Watch Clarence here and The Clark Academy of Irish Dance here:
February 2022: Check out Chris's view getting loaded in Eagle Pass, Texas.
January 2022: In January we took time to recognize each driver and their driving accomplishments while at SDX. Check it out on our Facebook, and don't forget to LIKE our page!
December 2021:Scouting For Food is the Greater St. Louis Area Council’s one-of-a-kind day of service. Thousands of Scouts, parents, and leaders hit the streets on a Saturday in November to distribute blue bags to the homes in their area. Community members fill up those bags with non-perishable food items, and the Scouts return one week later to pick up those bags and distribute them to local food banks and pantries. On average, they collect almost 2 million food items each year. Each year SDX helps out and donates transportation.
October 2021: Did you see Kim at the Truck Convoy? The Truck Convoy event is a unique police-escorted convoy of tractor trailers through scenic Kent County. The event is a spirited celebration of the trucking industry and its support of the athletes of Special Olympics. 186 Trucks participated in this event this year. SDX was proud to accept the award for participation for the fifth year running.
November 2021: Welcome to fall! Did you catch our Halloween costumes on Facebook?
Don't forget to check them out and vote on your favorite!
September 2021: Have you thanked a truck driver lately? Thanks to all truckers out there! Check out Larry spinning the wheel for cool prizes that we gave out all week. Thank you again Truckers!!
August 2021: Robert is ready to go home for the long weekend. He just got back from Talking Rock, GA. He’s turning around on Monday headed back to Georgia. Happy Labor Day weekend!
June 2021: Summer is in full force in St. Louis. Summer also means added road construction. A few tips from MO DOT:
Buckle Up! – Every trip, every time – safety belts save lives.
Put Your Phone Down! – Dedicate your full attention to the roadway.
Follow Signs! – They’ll guide you through work zones safely.
Expect the Unexpected! – Watch for flaggers, workers and equipment.
Pay Attention! – Turn the radio down and don’t use your cellular phone.
Be Patient! – Remember workers are improving the road for future travels.
Don’t Speed!– Follow posted limits and adjust for weather conditions.
Don’t Drink and Drive! – Impairment of any kind is unacceptable.
Be Nice! – Merge as directed, don’t tailgate and don’t change lanes in a work zone.
May 2021: Keep an eye out for out Kim and Izzy on their way Georgia.
July 2021: Driver Brian was happy to participate in 'Touch a Truck." Touch-A-Truck allows kids and adults to discover and learn about different vehicles. All ages were welcome for this event. Different cars, trucks and machinery were available see at The Bank of Missouri Soccer Complex in Perryville, MO.
April 2021: While we transition to Spring in St. Louis, we captured beautiful dash camera footage from driver Rodney in Delta Colorado.
March 2021: Unfortunately, Covid canceled all St. Patrick's day celebrations in St. Louis. In years past if you were at the Parade Downtown in St Louis you probably saw the CAID float proudly driven by one of SDX's finest. We can't wait to participate again next year for our friends at the Clark Academy of Irish Dance.
February 2021: We are hiring!
We have Great Benefits:
United Health Insurance
Paid Vacation after a year
Paid Safety bonuses
Offering Direct Deposit
Pay on loaded and empty miles
Paid every week
Drivers don't touch the freight
We don't haul ANY haz-mat
HOME EVERY WEEKEND
Ares of Travel: Florida, Georgia, Texas, Louisiana, North Carolina, South Carolina, Alabama, and a 500 mile radius of St. Louis, Missouri, going to major cities. We don't deliver to NYC or anywhere even close! No driving in Canada and no Mexico. An average week for our drivers is any where between 2500 to 3500 miles.
TRUCKS: Freighliners, Peterbilts, & Kenworths, once we assign it to you, we won't move you. We don't do any slip seating. Our shop works 7 days a week to keep the equipment well maintained. Trucks are governed at about 70 mph. 35 Trucks in total in our family oriented fleet. Trailers: Van's and Reefers
If this sound like the kind of job you want, contact us today, or fill out the online application now!
January 2021: Happy New Year from all of us at SDX! We hope the new year brings you health, and happiness.
November: Say hello to Rodney! Rodney is headed to sunny Texas today to spend Thanksgiving with his family there. Please have a safe and happy Thanksgiving.
October: It would not be Halloween without a costume contest! Everyone brought their "A" game this year!
September 2020: Thank you Truckers!
This year's National Truck Driver Appreciation Week is September 13-19, 2020, and takes on a special significance considering the crucial role truck drivers have played during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Nearly every aspect of daily life is made possible because a truck driver delivered the goods and resources people need.
National Truck Driver Appreciation Week is an important time for America to pay respect and thank all the professional truck drivers for their hard work and commitment in undertaking one of our economy's most demanding and important jobs. These 3.5 million professional men and women not only deliver our goods safely, securely, and on time, they also keep our highways safe.
So if you see a trucker, make sure to tell them thank you!
A few words from the CDC for our drivers:
As a long-haul truck driver, how can I protect myself and slow the spread?
As a long-haul truck driver, you spend many hours alone in the cab of your truck. However, there are times when you will be at increased risk of exposure to COVID-19. For long-haul truck drivers, potential sources of exposure include having close contact with truck stop attendants, store workers, dock workers, other truck drivers, or others with COVID-19, and touching your nose, mouth, or eyes after contacting surfaces touched or handled by a person with COVID-19.
Notify your supervisor and stay home if having symptoms.
Make a plan with your employer and your family as to what to do if you become sick while you’re on the road. Include where to stop, where and how to seek medical advice and treatment, and plans for freight delivery.
Follow CDC-recommended steps if you are sick. You should not return to work until the criteria to discontinue home isolation are met, in consultation with healthcare providers and state and local health departments.
Follow CDC recommended precautions and notify your supervisor if you are well but have a sick family member at home with COVID-19.
Limit close contact with others by maintaining a distance of at least 6 feet when possible.
Limit time spent outside of the truck cab during fueling, loading and unloading, and at rest and truck stops.
Use paperless, electronic invoicing for fueling, deliveries, and other tasks, when available.
Contact facilities in advance to make an appointment for unloading of cargo. Be aware that some facilities may not grant access to restrooms, and plan as best you can.
Use radio/phone to talk with dock managers or other drivers, if possible.
Pack food, water, and supplies to limit the number of stops.
Avoid shaking hands.
Keep your truck well-ventilated.
CDC recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain, especially in areas of significant community-based transmission. Cloth face coverings may prevent people who don’t know they have the virus from transmitting it to others. These face coverings are not surgical masks or respirators and are not appropriate substitutes for them in workplaces where masks or respirators are recommended or required.
Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces on a routine basis such as:
In the truck cab (driver door handle, steering wheel, seat belt and buckle, arm and head rest, seat cover, turn signal, wiper controls, dashboard, air ducts, radio, and temperature controls).
In the sleeper berth (light switches, mattress tray, temperature controls, and other flat surfaces).
If a third party must have access to the interior of your truck (for example., mechanics, other drivers, inspectors), request that the third party clean and disinfect the truck before turning it back over to you.
For disinfection, use products that meet EPA’s criteria for use against SARS-CoV-2external icon, diluted household bleach solutions, or alcohol solutions with at least 70% alcohol, and are appropriate for the surface. Follow manufacturer’s directions for use and clean hands afterwards; more detailed cleaning and disinfecting guidance is also availableexternal icon.
Practice proper hand hygiene. This is an important infection control measure. Wash your hands regularly with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer containing at least 60% alcohol.
Key times to clean hands include:
Before entering and leaving the cab, including deliveries, loading and unloading of cargo, rest breaks, fueling, and other activities;
Before eating or preparing food;
After putting on, touching, or removing cloth face coverings;
After blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing;
After using the restroom.
Avoid touching surfaces often touched by others when outside of the cab.
Do not share personal protective equipment (PPE) (such as vests, safety glasses, hard hats), tools, phones, radios, or other personal items.
Use pre-qualified truck stops or hotels identified by your employer as having appropriate COVID-19 protections.
Continue to comply with current Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administrationexternal icon (FMCSA) regulations.
Get adequate sleep (7–9 hours) prior to driving. This is critical even when essential supplies and equipment are being transported.
Pull over, drink a cup of coffee. or take a 15–30 minute nap before continuing if you feel fatigued while driving.
When team driving or ride-alongs are required, wear cloth face coverings inside the truck and avoid sharing bedding in the sleeper berth.
If any directive from your employer or a shipper is unclear, ask questions.
April/May 2020: Have you thanked a truck driver lately?
We are so proud of the extraordinary job truck drivers are doing during this crisis. Are you a member of the public who is grateful that your store shelves are being restocked because truck drivers continue to roll? We sure are!
Throughout history our nation’s truck drivers have been depended on to support the country in our time of need. Once again, they have answered the call. Like the saying says, “if you got it, a truck brought it”. Remember those words as you wait for store shelves to be restocked with food, emergency relief supplies as well as vital medical and sanitation products we need to combat the spread of this virus.
As a society we enjoy an unparalleled level of security and certainty because of the sophistication and reliability of our modern supply chain. In large part, it is the professional driver that ultimately makes it happen. Truck driving is an essential service. Please treat these front-line workers with the upmost respect and dignity they deserve and thank a trucker for the amazing job they are doing during this critical time. --CTA
March 2020: A huge shout out to all of our staff during this time of crisis. We appreciate you, and thank you!
January 2020: A new year, a new fuel tank! Our 10,000 gallon fuel tank was delivered and will make life much easier for the drivers to fuel at the yard before they leave for their trips.
Bruce and his co-pilots are ready to hit the road! Keep an eye out for these hot dogs on the road!
December 2019: Annual Safety meeting and holiday party was a great time. Time to bring in the New Year!
November 2019: SDX driver Leann was on board with the Boy Scouts of America. She drove a truck for "Scouting for food." It is the largest one day food drive. 1.9 million food items were collected. These items stock local food pantries.
October 2019: SDX was delighted to visit the Foristell, MO scale house to take an up close and personal look at what our drivers go through during a safety inspection and what inspectors are looking for when they pull in trucks.
September 2019- SDX was proud to participate in "things that go" put on by Mehlville School District. Kids of all ages came out to explore one of the SDX trucks. Thanks to Rick for showing off his truck.
August 2019: It sure is a hot one out there, just ask our parking lot sealing crew, come by and check out their great work. The "B Team" is back at it
July 2019 news: We are happy to welcome 6 new 2020 T680 Kenworths to the fleet. Trucks will hit the pavement any day now. Keep an eye out for us!
June 2019 news: Just poured the fuel tank drop pad. With help from the guys in the shop and a few office staff. Stay tuned for the fuel tank delivery!
April News 2019:
We have officially moved! Come check us out at our new terminal 1090 Cassens Industrial Court in Fenton, MO. Stay tuned for our ribbon cutting.
May News 2019:
Brand new trucks are in! Check out the new 2020 Kenworth T680. Fully stocked with APU, refrigerator, automatic 12 speed transmission and more.
March News 2019:
March News 2019:
Did you see SDX at the St. Patrick's day parade downtown? SDX was proud to drive Clark Academy of Irish Dance's float again this year. Special shout out to Jerry for donating his time to help out.
February News 2019:
WE MOVED! Come check out our new Terminal at 1090 Cassens Industrial Court.
January News 2019: Our 40th Anniversary Safety Meeting and Holiday party was a great Success. Drivers and employee families enjoyed a great safety meeting, dinner, and dancing. Families were able to learn about CSA scores and how important FMCSA is.
December News 2018: With trucking comes compliance. Tina and Kate made it out to the DOT General Safety Session this month. They left with great information to share with the team, and a few good photos!
November News 2018: With Cooler temperatures, all of the trees are changing. Drivers are sending in great photos of fall!
October News 2018:
Check out the newest edition to the SDX . This month we added 10 brand new trailers to the fleet. Next stop, paint shop for decals.
SDX was happy to participate in The Troy Truck Convoy. It is a fundraising and awareness event that creates a unique partnership between Law Enforcement and truckers to raise funds for Special Olympics Illinois so that athletes can continue to train in year-round sports activities. A special Thanks to Bruce Mueller for driving the truck in the convoy, he was a part of the 26 miles of trucks.
August 2018: Special visitors...... Rita, Hannah, Andrew and Abby stopped by to check out what the SDX drivers do everyday. They had a blast!
July 2018: Check out the new trucks! We have 5 brand new 2018 Peterbilt's on the road. Sharp looking truck, and even better looking driver, if I do say so myself!
June 2018 News: In June SDX made a large food donation to Operation Food Search. We were able to provide food so Operation Food Search can help feed over 330 communities in Missouri and Illinois. This organization distributes enough food to feed over 200,000 people every month. We were and are happy to contribute to such a great charity.
Hello April 2018! Truck 869, Driver Rodney Riley is on the way out to pick up a load of Fertilizer. April Showers bring May flowers.
May 2018: April showers...bring may Flowers! Tina's hard work paid off in the festive planter proudly displayed. Still waiting on the decals!
March 2018 News: Did you make it down to the St. Patrick's Day Parade Downtown St Louis? If so, you probably saw the CAID float proudly driven by
one of SDX's finest, Jerry.
February 2018: Great speakers, powerful discussions & so much more at Women In Trucking's (WIT) conference in Kansas City, MO last month. Women are feeling more empowered than ever to make a difference in the industry #WIT2017
DECEMBER 2017 News: 39th Annual Holiday party and Safety Meeting was a blast! We had a great speaker, Rose, that educated us on our stats and scores.
November 2017 News:
What better way to close out October, that with a Halloween Party? Costumes are not mandatory, but always funny!
October 2017 News:
Boo! Have you seen our new trailers on the road? They will be sneaking around the US!
September 2017 News:
Where did summer go? 3 more of the new Freightliners are in and on the road.
2018 Evolution Cascadias. Say "hi" to Ron!
2 of the new Freightliners are in and on the road.
Just Waiting on 3 more from the factory.
July 2017 News:
Keep an eye out for 3 new Kenworth and 5 new Freighliners. Hitting the road in July!
June 2017 News:
Jose, Andy and Kate made the trip out to Chillicothe, OH to tour the Kenworth factory and watch the new trucks roll off the line.
May 2017 News:
The "I Heart Trucking" Photo Contest was is in full swing. This contest offers driver and transportation professionals a way to share their view of trucking with others in a positive way. This year's theme is "Women In Trucking's 10th Birthday.
March 2017 News:
Did you catch SDX at the St. Patrick's Parade downtown St. Louis? See below a few shots from the fun event. Slainte!