James Albert Nunes founded A.C. Trucking in 1971 with one truck that he drove himself.
Today, A.C. Trucking employs over 40 people, operates 35 trucks and over 150 trailers, with revenues exceeding $3.5 million annually.
A.C. Trucking started in 1971 hauling milk. In 1986, Nunes sold that end of the business and concentrated on hauling freight.
To Nunes, trucking isn't a business - it's family, friendship' and tradition. He is also active in other business ventures: R.J.S. Enterprises; Davis Nunes Properties; and A.B.J. Properties.
In l990, the California Trucking Association awarded A.C. Trucking third place in Fleet Safety for trucking companies under 2 million miles. In subsequent safety competitions the Manteca firm earned first in 1994, first in 1995, second in 1997, and first in 1998.
Nunes received the J.C.I. Senator Award from Jaycees in 1978. He served on the Manteca Planning Commission from 1982 to 1990 and was a member of the Private Industry Council San Joaquin County for three terms. He also serves on various trucking association committees.
His community service includes helping charter Manteca Little League in 1985, president the Manteca Cowboys Youth Football organization in 1993, president of Manteca Rotary from 1993 to 1994, president of the Manteca Junior Chamber of Commerce in 1976, regional director and vice president of the California Jaycees from 1977 to 1979, and board member of the Manteca Rainbow Girls from 1989 to 1991.