Lyons Heyman Sells 7 Hills Transport, Inc.
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Lyons Heyman Sells 7 Hills Transport, Inc.

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Lyons Heyman, married to Gail Goldstein Heyman, sold his trucking company – 7 Hills Transport, Inc.
Lyons Heyman, married to Gail Goldstein Heyman, sold his trucking company – 7 Hills Transport, Inc.

With over 40 successful years in the trucking business, Lyons Heyman has officially sold his trucking company 7 Hills Transport, Inc. headquartered in Carterville, Ga. Heyman started the business in 1981 and built it into a well-respected trucking provider.

The company utilized a network of warehouse terminals serving the Southeast and Texas with services including Less than Truckload (LTL), truckload, warehousing, and expediated services. The company has over 100 employees with a fleet of company-owned 18 wheelers and company-employed professional drivers. The company was purchased by XGS (Xpress Global Systems), a national trucking company, with similar expertise in in carpet and floor covering logistics

7 Hills Transport began operations in Rome, Ga. and was created to embrace the opportunities by the 1980 partial deregulation of the trucking industry. The company’s name refers to the seven hills of Rome, Georgia. According to Lyons Heyman, “The company’s first office was in my home, but we soon outgrew the space and in 1986, we built an office/terminal/shop in Cartersville, strategically located halfway between Atlanta and Dalton – the Carpet Capital of the World. We are proud to have provided services to some of the largest floor coverings companies in the world including Mohawk, Shaw, Engineered Floors and many large floor coverings distributions in Texas and Louisiana. In recent years, the company diversified into transporting of general commodities such as food products and plastics.”

The company’s success rested on a family “style” of business with sincere interest in employees, customers, and vendors. Using technology, Heyman streamlined operations over the years. He adds, “The trucking industry was not an easy industry, but a very gratifying one. We focused on “length of haul” to maximize drivers’ home versus time and income, while staying within ever tightening government regulations. Additionally, we focused on “no touch” freight: Our drivers do not have to load or unload freight and could dedicate the hours of service to time on the road.

While Heyman is now retired, he and his business partner maintain ownership in warehouses in Georgia, Louisiana, and Texas. Heyman lives in Marietta, is married for 47 years to Gail Goldstein Heyman of Atlanta, and is the proud father to Jared (43), Scott (41) and Carly (36).

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