EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) – January 9th, 2022, marks 40 years since Royal Jones and Jimmy Ray founded Mesilla Valley Transportation (MVT).
According to company officials, back in 1982, MVT had only one location, a mobile home where pieces of cardboard separated the living space and office. Their fleet of two trucks was maintained outside on a dirt lot.
Today MVT’s fleet consists of six terminals, 1,600 trucks, over 5,600 trailers, and 2,000 employees.
The company is now one of the largest privately-owned employers in Las Cruces and El Paso. The company has a strong presence throughout the Southwest, and chances are Borderland residents have seen one of their big rigs criss-crossing the highways of the region.
MVT is giving back to its employees to celebrate the 40th anniversary.
Each month of 2022, MVT is giving away $40,000 to their employees. The monthly $40,000 will be divided into $5,000 cash prizes awarded to eight lucky employees.
Officials say all employees, staff and drivers, are automatically entered into the drawing after completing 30 days of consecutive employment.