HOUSTON, Tx. — Kristi L. Jackson is the co-owner of one of very few Black-owned trucking companies based in Houston, Texas. It’s called October Fourth Holdings, and with her partner, Kevin Muhammad, they provide daily freight logistics and transportation nationally, including trucking services, moving services, supplies and bulk materials.
As a Black woman, that owns a trucking company, Jackson is making history as she further solidifies what many federal statistics have already confirmed: Black women currently represent the most successful demographics of entrepreneurs in the United States.
Jackson is originally from Alexandria, Louisiana, but now resides in Houston, Texas, where she runs her company. She is also the founder of the Woman CEO Project, a global think tank and business development company built specifically for women entrepreneurs. Woman CEO Project organization hosts over 40 business courses every year.
Jackson says she has either consulted for — and or is affiliated — major companies including JP Morgan & Chase, Wells Fargo, IBM, Apple, Google, Microsoft, Capital One, and even The White House. She has also won several major awards including the “2013 Women’s Organization of the Year” and “2012 Humanitarian of the Year”.
Jackson’s trucking company is looking to hire new drivers. She said, “We are growing our fleet. We have a 5 year goal of how we’re going to do it. I’m really proud of us. This business requires a lot and we are up for the challenge.”
By looking at her social media posts, its obvious that Kristi fully understands the value of hard work. She comments, “People fall in love with the outcome, but try to avoid all the work involved.”
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