I started in sales and management back in 1983 managing an auto body and paint shop in California.
In 1986 I was invited by my father John Platt to come work for him at Platt & Associates. I was given an opportunity as a broker and as you can see, I took that opportunity and ran. After three months, I was carrying my own weight and have grown from there.
In July of 2001 I purchased Platt & Associates from my father, and soon after implemented a dispatching program that greatly improved the service we are able to provide to our customers and carriers today. I look forward to continuing to improve and expand our business to even better our services to our customers and carriers. I also look forward to expanding and continuing the working and personal relationships that I have been able to enjoy in the past with both shippers and carriers.
I want to give a special thanks to my father John Platt for giving me the opportunity in this industry.
In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my wife Lori, listening to my daughter Ashley playing her violin, coaching my son Tyler’s baseball team as well as my daughter Courtney’s softball team, fishing, hunting, boating, and traveling.
After four months of studying, I became a Certified Transportation Broker on 04/28/06.
I started working for Platt & Associates back in 1993; when my son was born in 1994, I decided to leave Platt & Associates to work out of my home. The work I did ranged from becoming a licensed day care provider to manufacturing and distributing candles.
In November 2005, I started working back at Platt & Associates. I enjoy working here, and it gives me more time to spend with my awesome husband/boss. My most rewarding job, though, is being a mom. I enjoy spending time with my kids who are all very talented. In my spare time I enjoy traveling, boating, and working out at the gym.
I started in the transportation industry at the age of 17 as a driver helper (they were having an epidemic of drivers in motorcycle crashes). I then moved on to be a driver and later into management
(I still have my Class A CDL).
Bennett L. Platt
Certified Transportation Broker
I was a jack of all trades in the construction and mechanical industry for 10 years before joining my brother and father at Platt & Associates in 2003. I have been working side by side with John for the last 3 years, extensively learning the ropes of the industry.
I plan to continue with Platt & Associates and grow with the company until retirement.
Outside of work, I like camping, hiking, fishing and playing sports with my family.
I started with Platt & Associates in April of 2007 in the capacity of sales. My background is in sales and sales management and has been for the past 17 years. I have been a manager in both the retail industry as well as an account manager with a major LTL freight carrier. I have had the opportunity to develop strong long-term relationships with both clients and carriers in the heavy haul industry since joining the Platt team.
I particularly enjoy working on project type freight and projects that challenge our team and myself. My hobbies include playing golf, fishing, traveling and spending time with my wife and sons. I look forward to many more years of working for Platt & Associates and serving our clients.
I accepted a position will Platt & Associates, Inc February 2009. I guess one could say my career in Transportation started in 1973 after leaving California for a trip to SD I arrived in Utah with a broken motorcycle my sister lives here and here it starts. I started in warehousing then on to Truck driving all over the great U.S. After 10 years of driving I went into operations .I was given the opportunity to broker freight in 1994 and with my transportation experience I excelled.
I wanted to increase revenue as well have more tools available and be more successful at Platt & Associates I have been given both.
I still enjoy riding motorcycles with my friends and family, bbq’s and all the other rewards life has to offer.
I joined the Platt & Associates team in April of 2010. I have worked in the transportation industry since 1996 starting as an Owner Operator running 48 states and Canada. I moved into dispatch and fleet management in 2000 with a few other trucking companies. I took a couple years off to do other things, but transportation is in my blood and I enjoy it so I went back as a dispatcher with a large company and eventually landed on the brokerage side with Platt & Associates.
I have seen many positive changes since coming to work here. It is nice to wake up each morning and know that I am going to work with people who have high standards and integrity. I have no doubt that the decision I made to come to Platt & Associates with the right one.
I have been in the trucking industry for eight years. I started as assistant answering phone calls and after only two weeks was promoted to dispatch and have excelled from there. I like working with the drivers and dispatchers of other companies and hearing their stories. They all seem to be so interesting.
On my personal time I enjoy going camping with my family, and I really enjoy walking on the beach, going for rides in my new truck and taking walks with my husband who is my best friend. I like working here at Platt & Associates. We have an awesome crew. Everyone is down to earth and very nice.
I am the newest member of the Platt & Associates team. I joined as the Accounting Manager in January 2016. Looking for a change from the rat race of running a multi-million dollar corporation’s finances, I found the perfect home at Platt & Associates.
My experience and education in business has helped to put Platt & Associates into the electronic era. We have managed to go paperless, allowing for more accurate and timely accounting processes. As Platt & Associates grows, we plan even further innovation.
On a personal note, four things define my interests; fishing, soccer, photography, and golf. Ask me. I’ll fill you in on the latest in each.
I look forward to working with our customers and carriers.
John Platt (Retired)
I had the privilege of starting Platt & Associates in November 1986, after 19 years of experience in the Heavy Haul trucking industry. After experiencing the ups and downs of starting and running a brokerage business, and being able to train my sons and others in that business for the next 15 years, I sold Platt & Associates to my son Mark in July of 2001.
Mark has made many great improvements in how the business is run today, and he still maintains the Honesty and Integrity upon which Platt & Associates was founded.
I continued to work for Mark on a commission basis until January, 2006, when my wife Carol and I were privileged to accept a mission call to serve in New Zealand for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints for the next 23 months.
I have had the opportunity to develop many personal relationships with both customers and carriers over the years and appreciate their continued support while we are away on our mission. Upon our return in December 2008, I plan to return to Platt & Associates and help in whatever capacity will continue the growth of the company.