Bill Busbice is a lifelong entrepreneur and business mogul. Bill and his wife, Beth, have been married for 36 years and have three children—Matt, Ryan, and Sarah. He owned Ace Transportation, a trucking company which served the oil & gas industry, and sold it a for a small fortune. Ace Transportation, under Bill’s direction, earned a placeholder in Acadiana’s Top 100 Businesses.
In forward motion and true to his roots as an entrepreneur, Bill has worked to develop a mobile app for the trucking industry which will change the method and efficiency in which products are accessed and delivered to their end destination. Similar to the philosophy deployed by Uber to streamline the transportation needs of commuters, HWY Pro will facilitate and create efficiencies in the transportation of products. HWY Pro launched on August 24, expediting the way loads are acquired and dropped.
Currently, the truck driving community is beholden to more archaic methods of seeking loads using “load boards” and dispatching systems. The HWY Pro platform provides owner-operators the distinct advantage of being able to take tens of thousands of loads and carve out meaningful trips through its “load insight” function. It’s also designed to remove paperwork and invoicing from the driver’s plate. Now the driver can spend his/her time driving as opposed to arranging loads, which means time with family is increased.
Over the past 40 years, Bill Busbice has been generous with time and money. From 1998-2004 he served as both member and Chairman of the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission as appointed by the Governor. Bill and his wife, Beth, support a number of philanthropic endeavors, including Buckmasters’ Life Hunts and the Children’s Dream Fund for children with terminal illnesses or disabilities. Because Bill is a successful venture capitalist, he is a venture philanthropist.
Bill is passionate about promoting goodwill and embodies a contagious excitement about new businesses he’s creating. Why? Busbice feels that the more successful he can become, the more philanthropic he can be.