Sommelier Logistics

“Either give me more wine or leave me alone.”

~ Rumi

Life on the road for a truck driver is not an easy one.  They sleep in their truck day in and day out, which is a tight and cramped space.  They are tending to their load up to 14 hours a day, of which they drive up to 11 of those hours.  

The family or loved ones of a truck driver live an equally difficult life tending to the needs and demands of the household.  For Peggy and Les that means living apart for weeks or even months at a time.  This level of dedication to their business is for the purpose of servicing the customers of Sommelier Logistics.

Who is Sommelier Logistics?

We are the crazy truckers!

Les Mauldin is a graduate of Texas A&M with a BS in Horticulture, a former wine salesman and oftentimes restaurant server, who has a passion for trucking. That passion, and the love he has for all that is Texas, has created an opportunity to combine the areas of life that he finds joy into an exciting business opportunity. That opportunity is to create a trucking and logistics company that services the Texas craft wine, beer, spirits and food industries.  Les has 10+ years of over the road truck driving experience using refrigerated, van, and flatbed equipment.  Les is our main driver and the idea-maker.

Peggy Mauldin is a native Texan with 15+ years in supply chain and an excellent cook, who loves to entertain. Peggy has a BS in Business with accounting, finance, manufacturing and multiple supply chain roles to reinforce her skills and experience.  As a logistics agent with Landstar Ranger Inc, Peggy will provide the customer service support needed to meet customer needs.  Peggy is the office manager, organizer and the executioner of ideas.

Together, Les and Peggy have a desire to assist an industry that is near and dear to their hearts.  Food and wine are what led Les and Peggy to find one another and has been an integral part of their relationship.  Providing a transportation services company that services the Texas wine, spirits and food industries is a logical fit for this quirky couple.  Les has seen firsthand the transportation problems that the wine industry faces in and out of Texas.  The ability to not only have a solution that can enable the wine, spirits and food industries in Texas to grow and meet the needs of today's consumer, but to surpass tomorrow's needs is the first area that Les and Peggy strives to meet. 

Why choose Sommelier Logistics?

  • Sommelier Logistics is a contract agent (Peggy) and business capacity owner (Les) for one of the top 5 transportation carriers in the US.  What does this mean exactly?  Peggy is the person you call when you need a quote or to book a load.  Peggy represents the carrier as a salesperson, customer service rep, and dispatcher.  Les is the driver behind the wheel of our Dreamsicle who collects and delivers your product.
  • The carrier has a global footprint, which means we can handle freight domestically and internationally.
  • The carrier has over 11,000 contracted drivers to carry the myriad of diverse freight for its customers.
  • Partnering with this carrier also provides access to over 69,000 approved contract carriers to assist with our customer's shipping demands.