The culture of going the extra mile, creating solutions and making it happen for our customers is something we pride ourselves on. Every request is nurtured with care, so that the details are not missed. Each delivery is tracked, so we know what our performance is on an hourly basis. Any issues with customers are dealt with instantly. Our focus is making sure the job gets done, on time every time.
The management team
CEO & FounderIn 1989 Ruben started a small trucking company which has grown and today is known as Total Transportation & Distribution, Inc. Ruben started driving trucks when he was just 21 years old. Working for G.I. Trucking, Ruben had the vision that he could provide excellent customer service and could start his own company providing LTL and TL services. He started with just 1 truck, 1 van, and 1 employee. He would make deliveries and pick-ups all day, come back into the yard in the afternoon, go out on sales calls, and then work until the late hours of the night doing paperwork and routing for the next day. The business has been very successful over the years and has continued to grow and gain market share in the transportation industry. Today, Total Transportation & Distribution, Inc., is a multi-million-dollar a-year business and Ruben is now semi-retired and enjoying the fruits of his labor.
When Jose was barely 17 years old, he met Ruben Dominguez and started working for him as a Warehouse employee. Jose progressed to the position of Warehouse Manager in the Transportation division. Jose eventually earned his Class A Drivers License and became one of the best drivers making up to 30 deliveries in one day. After driving for approximately five years, Jose was moved into the Dispatch department. In this role, Jose played an integral part in making sure the trucks were loaded and routed in the most efficient and time effective manner. After demonstrating his skills in handling the Dispatch department, Jose was promoted to the position of Transportation Manager shortly after the Terminal manager. In this role, Jose was responsible for the overall Transportation division, including all drivers, safety, dispatch, and customer service. Today Jose is the President of the company and is using all his knowledge and experience to take the company to another level.
Executive Director of Operations
David began his career with Total Transportation in 2005 in the Customer Service Department. In this position, David was in daily contact with customers and drivers. He also worked closely with the Controller in aspects including Driver Pay, Billing and Accounts Receivable. Throughout the years David has been promoted and was recently the Transportation Manager overseeing the Dispatch and Driver departments, and the Client Relations Manager overseeing both the Transportation and Warehouse Customer Service departments. With David’s experience today he is the Executive Director of Operations, ensuring the companies vision is followed and operationally are in a position to succeed and grow while supporting all departments.
Director of Business Development and Analysis
Ruben Dominguez offered Carlos a position with the company after Carlos had been a tutor for the Dominguez children. Carlos originally started in 2008 in a part-time clerical and administrative support position. Over the next couple of years, Mr. Dominguez started working with and depending on Carlos’ problem solving and mathematical abilities, eventually moving him into a full-time Logistics Management Analyst position. Today, Carlos is the Director of Business Development and analysis. He helps find ways to improve workflow, reduce bottlenecks and ensures things run smoothly, contributing to short and long-term organizational planning and strategy.
Little did Laurie know when she started helping her uncle Ruben in his trucking company that her career with Total Transportation was just beginning. She was fresh out of high school and thought she could earn a little money by helping to type freight bills and handle the account invoicing. That was in 1989 and Laurie is still with the company today. She grew along with the company, taking on additional responsibilities, managing all of the financial aspects of the business, running the office, and handling Human Resources. Today she is the Controller, still managing the finances and keeping everyone on task to keep the company financially solvent. Laurie has seen the company grow from a small trucking company to a multi-million dollar a year business and has enjoyed seeing the progress and evolution of the company into the successful company it is today.
Derek began his career with Total Transportation & Distribution in 2005. In the position of Dispatch Supervisor, Derek was in constant contact with customers and drivers, ensuring we met our customer’s expectations. In 2015 Derek was promoted to Transportation Manager, overseeing all office staff and drivers: ensuring the operation is performing smoothly. He helped to streamline processes, eliminate errors ensure optimal customer service and satisfaction. Due to his dedication and hard work, Derek received a promotion to Terminal Manager in 2022. In this role, Derek is responsible for the overall Transportation division, including all drivers, safety, dispatch, and customer service. Derek has been an integral part of the company’s success and continues to be an asset to the company.
Roman De La Puente
Roman joined the company in March 2017 as a dispatcher for the morning shift. Roman came with over 10 years of experience with a mix of warehouse and transportation knowledge most recently from FED-EX where he was a Sr. Dispatcher. In 2019, Roman was promoted to Dispatch Supervisor for the AM shift where he led a group of five dispatchers and over 90 P&D drivers. Roman played an integral part in making sure the trucks were loaded and out for delivery within a reasonable timeframe to ensure all company were met. Because of his continued excellent work ethic and dedication to the company, Roman was promoted to Transportation manager in August 2022. He is responsible for managing and executing the end-to-end logistics process by working closely with subordinates like service teams, customers, and operation partners. He improves initiatives by identifying key areas in supply chain operations to increase efficiency and reduce costs with a strong analytical attention to team development. He provides a high level of confidence and team support for all essential functions.
In April 2014, Jorge joined the company as a dispatcher for the morning shift. In this role, Jorge would assist drivers and customers if there were any issues upon delivery or pick up. Jorge would also communicate with drivers to ensure they were not running late and would complete all pick-ups and deliveries. In November of 2014, Jorge was promoted to Lead Dispatch for the second shift where he would assist the dispatch supervisor with daily tasks. Jorge continued to take initiative, use problem solving skills, and took on additional responsibilities as a Lead Dispatcher. He was promoted to Dispatch Supervisor in July of 2015 for the second shift. In this role, Jorge led his team of planners and data entry clerks. He was tasked to ensure routes were planned in the most efficient and time effective manner to meet the goals of our customers along with building profitable routes for both owner operators and company drivers. Aside from working full time, Jorge attended college and earned his Associate of Science degree in Business Administration from Mt. San Jacinto Community College in December 2018 and transferred over to California State University San Bernardino where he earned his Bachelor’s degree in Accounting in April 2021. In June 2022, Jorge was promoted to Office Manager for the first shift. He maintains the office operations and procedures and acts as central control over seven customer service agents, while supporting the dispatch team, other departments as needed, and the terminal manager as well.
With over 5 years of experience in Warehouse Logistics & Transportation, Carlos joined the Total Team in 2008 as a Night Shift Warehouse Lead. Through his time in this position, Carlos exceeded expectations and pushed himself to grow along with his team. In 2010, he was promoted to Warehouse Supervisor at our sister company, Westset Logistics in Carson, California. Over the years, Carlos has demonstrated hard work, determination and a can-do attitude that has allowed him to progress through various warehouse positions to now being promoted to Warehouse Manager at our Rancho Cucamonga facility.
Customer Service Manager
In March 2018, Claudia joined the company as a customer service representative. Shortly after, in November of 2018, she was promoted to Transportation lead; Claudia was in constant contact with customers and drivers and provided excellent support. In January 2021, Claudia was promoted to Customer Service Supervisor and played an integral part in automating customer services procedures while producing live data to improve our service. Today Claudia is the Customer service manager and an asset to the company.
Vehicle Maintenance/Safety Supervisor
In January, 2014 Robert Ortega joined the Company in the position of Vehicle Maintenance/Safety Supervisor. Robert has over 15 years of experience with his last position that of Southern Fleet Supervisor for a local and out-of-state carrier. In this position, Robert planned, organized, and directed the transportation activities of three locations with responsibility for productivity, efficiency, and customer service.
Sales Account Manager
In June of 2013 Brian joined the company in the position of Sales Account Manager. He has several years of experience most recently with Managed Mobile, Inc., in Orange, CA. We feel he will be a positive addition to the staff and will help us in achieving long-term sustainability and growth.
work for Total
If you are interested in working for Total Transportation Distribution, please send in your resume and indicate what type of work you are looking for.
All resumes to be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
We currently have the following positions available at our Rancho Cucamonga,CA terminal:
Company Drivers and Owner Operators