1977 – Hazel buys first pickup truck and begins contract hauling, making daily deliveries herself.
1978 – With the support of the Texas Utilities (TXU), Hazel begins to establish operational authority for particular freight lines in Texas.
1979 – Hazel’s begins local deliveries around the Dallas/Fort Worth area.
1980 – Motor Carrier Act deregulates Interstate Trucking.
1981 – Hazel’s receives authority from the Interstate Commerce Commission (ICC) to deliver throughout the 48 contiguous United States and begins working with several large Texas Corporations, including Southwestern Bell, Darr Equipment, and Motion Industries.
1982 – Hazel’s expands operations beyond pickup trucks to include flatbed trucks and trailers.
1983 – Hazel’s incorporates as a Texas Corporation.
1992 – Debbie Marshall, Hazel’s daughter, joins the company as Vice President and Secretary/Treasurer.
1993 – Regulatory Reform by the State of Texas relaxes restrictions on intrastate trucking.
1994 – Hazel’s launches air freight cargo services and offers charter plane service.
1995 – Hazel’s is recognized as a Gold Star Provider by Texas Utilities Electric Company
1995 – Hazel’s relocates headquarters to accommodate the launch of the Warehouse & Logistics business.
1999 – Hazels begins using Datatrac software to automate dispatching, invoices, and customer relationship management.
2000 – Hazel’s is recognized as a minority-owned business by the Women’s Business Enterprise Council.
2005 – Hazel’s relocates to new headquarters in Carrollton, Texas to accommodate the growing Warehouse & Logistics business.
2011 – Dustin Marshall, Hazel’s grandson, joins the company as a CEO.
2012 – Hazel’s acquires Rosmar Delivery in Houston.
2014 – Hazel’s acquires Custom Expediting in Oklahoma City.
2015 – Hazel’s acquires Fast Forward in San Antonio, and opens its new terminal there.
2015 – Hazel’s acquires TDS Express in Athens, TX.
2016 – Ray Murphy joins the team as COO.
2017 – Hazel’s closes OK City Office, but adds trucking assets to Athens, Lubbock, and Seguin.
2019 – Hazel’s expands warehouse operations with the addition of a second facility in Dallas.
2020 – Hazel’s acquires the assets of King Trucking in Austin to expand into Heavy Haul and brings AnyTime Hotshot on the team to service the Permian Basin.
2021 – Dustin Frank becomes CFO. Hazel’s invests in substantially expanding brokerage operations.
2021 – In December, Hazel’s acquired all of the assets of G2G Logistics – a Houston-based trucking and brokerage company to expand the number of Trucks and Drivers available to Hazel’s current customers.
2022 – Hazel’s acquires RSK Transport in Corpus Christi to expand its geographic reach in South Texas and its equipment base in the “heavy haul” market.
A Dedication to Hazel
Hazel’s Hot Shot is proud to be founded by such a hard working, dedicated, and fun-loving woman, Hazel Marshall. We are also honored that she was recognized by SMU as one of the pioneering women in the “Archives of Women of the Southwest” with ~150 other women. Enjoy the short video below; we hope it gives you a small idea what Hazel did for Hazel’s Hot Shot and all the people who knew her.