Rodolph Davis Moseley, a veteran who founded trucking company Bulldog Hiway Express with a $1,000 loan and a used truck, died Jan. 6. He was 84 years old.
Moseley, a native of South Carolina, began his trucking career in 1944, working for with Packet Motor Express in Charleston, S.C., after serving in the U.S. Army. In Charleston, Moseley enrolled in classes at TheCitadel and graduated in 1953. He started Bulldog Hiway Express, named for The Citadel’s mascot, in 1959.
Bulldog increased its territory and its capabilities after deregulation in 1980, hauling containers from the Port of Charleston. TodayBulldog has more than 150 tractors and 350 trailers and specializes in truckload and intermodal freight.
Moseley also was a long-time trucking advocate, representing the industry on the local, state and national and international levels. He served as president of the Charleston Motor Carriers Association, chairman of the South Carolina Trucking Association and a state representative to the American Trucking Associations.
In the 1990s, Moseley traveled to Russia and Romania as part of the White House Citizen’s Democracy Corps to consult with fledgling trucking companies there following the collapse of the Soviet Union and Romania’s communist regime.