Wall of Fame

FAB Express Inc.’s Wall of Fame honors six professional drivers and Fred Bartuch, Sr. who served as the driving forced behind establishing the fleet in 1985 in Lemont, Illinois.


1946 – 2004

 No FAB wall of fame would exist if not for the contributions of Fred Bartuch, Sr. Fred, Sr. owned and operated Jay-Bee Cartage until 1995 and was the driving force behind the creation of FAB Express, Inc. Fred, Sr. brought 3 of his children into the trucking business — Fred, Jr., Anne, and Brian, thus the name “FAB”, created in 1985. We thank him for his sacrifices, sweat, trust, and vision, which finds us here 30 years later, admitting 4 great FAB employees onto the FAB Express wall of fame — class of 2016.


2000 – 2016

Rich joined FAB in 2000 as a driver at our Streetsboro, Ohio location. Rich’s outstanding performance as a driver, earned him a promotion as our Streetsboro leadman in 2007. Since 2007, Rich has served FAB and our Streetsboro customer with integrity, class, and a determination to get the job done. At Streetsboro, FAB’s largest and most challenging account, this is no easy task. In short, Rich’s contribution to FAB is immeasurable and is worth of induction to the FAB Express wall of fame — Class of 2015.


1973 – 2014

 Jim Markusic did it all at Jay-Bee Cartage and FAB Express. “Jimmy Jack” was the consummate driver, dispatcher, and safety director. No matter the position, Jim combined his unmatched dependability with undeniable skill and integrity. Though all the trials and tribulation of 41 years, Jim was one of our anchors. Without “Jimmy Jack”, our ship may have sunk.


1972 – 2013

 Although Dave passed away in 2013, he will never be forgotten. Dave served the Bartuch family, Jay-Bee Cartage, and FAB Express with uncommon distinction for over 41 years. His display of loyalty, dedication, skills, and willingness to help was an inspiration to all of us. Thank you Dave. We will miss you.


1997 – 2015

 Frank epitomizes the “ideal” FAB Express driver. His combination of integrity, dependability, conscientiousness, and class is impossible to duplicate. Frank’s career with FAB has been defined by his gift of helping others. Frank helped everyone who crossed his path, every day. It has been such a pleasure to work with him over the past 18 years.


1988 – 2015

 Scottie starting with Jay-Bee in 1988 and transitioned to FAB in 1993. In 2001, FAB shut down its O-T-R operation. FAB knew how valuable Scottie was, so instead of losing him, FAB created Scottie’s own payroll department called “The Rover”. FAB sent Scottie wherever he was needed. As FAB’s only O-T-R driver, Scottie’s legend grew. FAB’s customers knew their shipments were in good hands when they saw Scottie show up with his big truck. To top it off — 4 million miles ACCIDENT FREE!


1994 – 2018

Jim Thiele joined FAB Express in 1994. Jim quickly established himself as the lead driver in our Zion, IL location. From 1994 until 2014, FAB and our Zion customer depended on Jim every day, because of his work ethic, conscientiousness, loyalty and his warm personality. Then, in 2014, Jim used those same qualities to become the lead driver at our Burlington, WI location, until his retirement from FAB in June, 2018. Jim’s contributions to FAB are deserving of his placement on FAB’s Wall of Fame. Congratulations Jim, you will be missed more than you can imagine.


2006 – 2021

Since 2006, David Dix has been instrumental in helping FAB solidify its trucking operation at three locations in the greater Aurora, IL area. David’s combination of personal integrity, dependability, and willingness to help others make him “Stand Out” amongst many great FAB employees. For this reason, we honor Mr. David Dix on the FAB Express Wall of Fame. David is only the 8th person to receive this honor in its 36 year history.