Specialized Trucking Companies
Smokey Point Distributing, based in Arlington, WA, was founded over 30 years ago. They offer one of North America’s most diverse trailer fleets – featuring retractable curtain trailers in flat bed, step deck and low profile step deck.
Founded in 1938, and operating terminals in West Fargo, N.D.; Sanford, N.C.; and Houston, Texas, E.W. Wylie runs flatbed and step-deck trailers. In addition to flatbed deliveries, the company handles specialized, high-value hauls and provides oil field cargo services.
Based in Gaffney, SC. Starting with a single truck in 1935, J. Grady Randolph is a third-generation family business, and is now one of the largest over-dimensional carriers in the Southeast.
Founded in 1988 as a small oilfield carrier in Abilene, Texas, Lone Star Transportation has grown to become one of North America’s premier specialized over-dimensional carriers. Their specialized expertise, trailer diversity and daily presence in Mexico have made Lone Star the go-to partner for customers with complex transportation needs.
In 1959, R.D. Moseley, a cornerstone of South Carolina trucking, bought a truck with $950 out of a $1,000 loan, leaving him with $50 in working capital. A graduate of The Citadel in South Carolina, he took the idea of his alma mater’s mascot to name his new company. Thus, Bulldog Hiway Express was born, and R.D. began delivering loads throughout the state of South Carolina.
The Schilli Companies were founded in 1961 by the Schilli family and focus on warehouse transportation and open deck specialized industrial logistics solutions. Schilli’s services and asset-based fleet of company equipment includes flatbeds with lightweight trailers, industrial warehousing and distribution, export packaging and free trade zone access.
Big Freight Systems Inc. is an award-winning trucking and freight management company. With nearly seven decades of experience providing premier supply chain solutions, Big Freight is a top-tier safety ranked open deck carrier with a specialization in the power sports market segment.
The Steelman Companies, centrally located in Springfield, Missouri, handle standard flatbed freight, over dimensional loads, and specialized equipment. They offer brokerage and logistics services, and can provide options such as live load, drop and hook, and dedicated run options.
R&R Trucking is comprised of three operating companies: R&R Trucking, Inc., AATCO and NEI Transport. Primarily, through the use of team drivers, R&R Trucking moves specialty cargo requiring unique training and security clearances. This includes the transport of defense and commercial arms, ammunition and explosives, radioactive cargo and hazardous materials throughout their network of high security terminals.
The Roadmaster Group is a trusted family of specialized transportation companies who proudly serve the high security market. They prioritize treating their employees, customers, and suppliers with the highest level of dignity and respect.
Moore Freight Service, Inc. is a comprehensive freight service company specializing in flat glass transportation. Transporting flat glass presents unique challenges requiring expert knowledge and specific skill with specialized equipment. They offer services for truckload shipments of crated and uncrated flat glass via Flatbed, Specialized Van, Single and Double Drop deck trailers.
Flatbed Trucking Companies
Based in Redmond, OR, Central Oregon Truck Company was formed in 1992 by a group of friends who were over-the-road drivers. They offer comprehensive logistical services as well as long haul, regional, and dedicated services throughout the United States and Canada.
In 1956, Dempsey Boyd and his brothers founded Boyd Bros. Transportation in Clayton, Ala. Boyd Bros. began to grow rapidly, particularly after 1997 with the acquisition of Tuscaloosa-based WTI Transport. The Boyd Companies now also include Mid Seven Transportation, Boyd Logistics and Boyd Bros. Transportation.
Founded in 1989, WTI Transport calls Tuscaloosa, AL home, with terminals in Birmingham, AL, Mobile, AL and Nashville, TN, plus an additional transport yard in Whites Creek, TN. WTI Transport is a 100% open-deck/specialized carrier servicing primarily the Southeast, Midwest, Southwest, and East Coast with shipments mainly consisting of roofing, building materials, and all types of aluminum, iron and steel products.
Hornady Transportation was founded by G.E. Hornady in 1928, later led by B.C. Hornady and is now in its third generation of leadership under Chris Hornady. Hornady Transportation of Monroeville, AL which has a terminal in Birmingham, operates a fleet late-model tractors and flatbed trailers.
Today, TSH & Co., which includes Alabama Carriers and Fleet Movers, has more than 1,000 trucks under its authority. Combined, they are one of the largest flatbed haulers in the region, hauling primarily – you guessed it – steel and industrial materials.