About

Stardust Transportation is a specialized petroleum transportation and management company. With its headquarters located in Fishers, Indiana, the company operates predominately throughout the Midwest, Arizona, Texas, Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina. We have the capability and operating authority to deliver within all 48 states of the continental United States.

 

Stardust Transportation offers competitively priced delivery solutions for the aviation industry in all markets that it serves. In addition, the company partners with major gasoline retailers and ethanol refiner in select markets where it manages inventories to assure required product availability at retail outlets.
At Stardust Transportation, we understand the criticality of having its partners and customers orders transported and delivered safely and reliably. It is our goal and objective to provide our partners and customers with these service components daily, supported by quality and efficient customer service.

Our Statement of values

 

Safety and Security

Our uncompromising commitment for the safety and security of our employees, customers and general public will always come first.

 

Customers

Our customers are the primary focus of everything we do as a company and we will strive for service excellence.

 

Employees

Equally important as all customers are our valued employees who continually work to make Stardust Transportation recognized as a premier transportation management service company. We are committed to providing exceptional training, development and inspiration to all employees.

 

Competitiveness

We will operate efficiently by aggressively managing costs in all areas of our organization in order to be a qualified contender in our industry and become a leader in the professional transportation management market.

 

Integrity

At all times, we will conduct ourselves in a responsible manner to maintain the highest standard of ethics and assist our clients in quality and reliable transportation management services.

Management

Stardust Transportation was founded in February, 2000 by its President and owner, Thomas E. Harris. Tom has a career in the aviation industry, holding various management positions with Eastern Airlines in Miami and later with Northwest Airlines in Minneapolis where he was Director of Fuel Administration. His responsibilities included purchasing of NWA’s global jet fuel term contract requirements exceeding two billion dollars , hedging and risk management, inventory management at 135 airport locations worldwide, quality control, facility design and management, and into plane contracting. He was active in representing NWA at a number of Fuel Consortiums nationwide.

 

 

Tom Harris

Owner
Tom represented NWA with the Air Transport Association of America (ATA) and participated in developing Industry Standards for Jet Fuel Quality at Airports, commonly referred to as ATA Specification No 103, which was later adopted internationally. He represented the ATA at the Department of Defense on various programs including the integration from JP4 and JP5 fuel into JP8 fuel prior to the Persian Gulf War. Tom spoke at a number of seminars on principles of hedging for the airline industry and developed a logistics group to ship jet fuel on common carrier pipelines, barges, cargo ships and trucks. He contracted long term terminal storage for self supply at NWA’s Hub locations in MSP, DTW and MEM and initiated the design and construction of airport storage, pipelines and filtration systems. Upon NWA going private, Tom accepted an executive compensation package and pursued an entrepreneurial drive.

Following his career in the airline industry, Tom was a 50% equity partner and President at Jet Star, Inc. in Indianapolis which he developed from a small unknown carrier into the largest aviation transport company in America over a period of nine years from 1991 to 1999. During his tenure and direction Jet Star was recognized by CCJ Magazine as being the fastest growing tanker company in America in 1994, 1995 and 1996. Tom pioneered computerized tracking and automated systems while President and initiated state of the art communication for dispatchers and employees. Tom sold his equity interest in Jet Star and formed two companies, Stardust Transportation, LLC and US Trades, LLC.

US Trades provides skilled labor to mechanical and electrical contractors nationwide and in the Caribbean. Stardust Transportation provides delivery of aviation fuel, ethanol, gasoline, and diesel fuel. Both US Trades and Stardust Transportation have been recognized by Inc Magazine as being among the fastest growing private companies in America for three concurrent years, 2007, 2008 and 2009.

Christina Cagley

Director of Safety
With nearly 17 years of experience in safety and compliance, Christina Cagley serves as the director of safety for Stardust Transportation. She takes her job extremely seriously, as safety is critical to Stardust Transportation. In her role, Christina helps ensure drivers stay safe, using only the most reliable equipment, and the company remains compliant at all times. She prides herself in taking the anxiety out of the paperwork and processes required for drivers to start their own companies, and she loves to see those individuals achieve success.

Outside of her work to help drivers succeed and share the road safely, Christina enjoys spending time with her four children. On any given day you can find them enjoying the great outdoors, like spending time at the pool in warmer months, or participating in after-school activities.

Albert Castillo

Regional Manager – Texas
With nearly 50 years of behind-the-wheel experience, Albert Castillo brings ample driver knowledge to his role of regional manager for Stardust Transportation’s Texas division. He has spent more than 15 years in this position, and he enjoys the challenges and successes it brings him as well as Stardust Transportation drivers. Albert is proud to have played a role in the growth Stardust Transportation has seen specifically in Texas over the last several years.

When not dispatching trucks, you can find Albert cheering on the New England Patriots or enjoying family weekends.

 

 

Eloy hernandez

Regional Manager – Naples/Ft. Meyers Florida Division
Eloy Hernandez began his career in the Trucking industry at the age of 25 and has continued in this industry for 26 years. Eloy gained experience in the Jet Fuel industry working for Fortune 500 companies in the Northwest area including Massachusetts, Connecticut and New York before relocating to the Florida area.

During Eloy’s tenure in Florida, with providing deliveries to Gold Courses, Schools, marinas and other community destinations, he gained more experience and growth which eventually evolved into hos current management role with Stardust Transportation, LLC. Eloy has been with Stardust Transportation, LLC since 2013. From a driver to a driver trainer and into dispatcher, Eloy’s dedication to his profession provided the career path leading to his current role as manager of the Naples/Ft. Meyers, Florida, division for Stardust Transportation, LLC.

Mr. Hernandez enjoys relaxing with his wife and children whether doing backyard barbecues, mixing music with his son, or just embracing quality time with his family and friends. Learning something new everyday is what Eloy enjoys most about his position at Stardust Transportation, LLC.

 

 

Radames Ortiz, JR. ‘Junior’

Regional Manager – Tampa, Florida and Georgia
Radames, or Junior as we call him, has over 28 years of experience as a driver and has been with Stardust Transportation, LLC for almost nine years. During his time with Stardust Transportation, LLC, Junior has grown in his profession from driver to management. One of his greatest achievements with Stardust Transportation LLC, is when he was instrumental in the development and growth of the Georgia region as well as the Southern Terminal business.

Junior has over fourteen years of experience in the Jet Fuel business and is the Manager of the Southern Florida (Tampa) area and as well as manager in the South Carolina – Georgia region,

Junior is married to Heidi and they have four children and four grandchildren. In his downtime, Junior looks forward to spending time with his family doing barbecues, riding his motorcycle and jet skiing.