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Old Wangerin TruckCompany History:

Wangerin Trucking began unofficially around 1925 when Walter C. Wangerin began hauling the potatoes he grew on his farm in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan to produce markets in Milwaukee and Chicago using a Ford pickup and a trailer. The trucks grew and Walter’s son Floyd began taking care of the driving duties in the 1940’s. In 1972 Floyd decided to go off on his own and bought authority to haul feed products for Ralston Purina. At that time he had four trucks. In 1976 one of Floyd’s sons Gerald began driving. In 1980 Floyd and Gerald incorporated and became F&G Wangerin Trucking Company, Inc. and had a fleet of about ten trucks. Throughout the 80’s and 90’s the fleet grew. In 1986 Floyd’s other son Kris joined the business on a full time basis. In 1992 they changed the company name to Wangerin Trucking Company, Inc. Floyd remained active in the business up until his death in May of 2002 at the age of 75. The fleet has grown, at one point reaching over 25 tractors and 80 trailers,  and shrunk over the years. Currently the fleet operates 5 tractors and operates in the Central United States, focusing on the Great Lakes Region.

Gerald and his son Ross share fleet maintenance duties, while Kris and Gerald’s daughter Lindsay perform the administration and dispatch duties. Wangerin Trucking Company is truly a family business and these family values are present in every interaction we have with employees, customers and vendors.

Arial View of Wangerin Trucking.Company Mission:

At Wangerin Trucking Company, Inc., our first concern is for the safety, health, and well being of our employees. We understand that the quality of life, productivity, and satisfaction with their carrier are as critical to their success as it is to ours.

Company Goal:

Wangerin Trucking Company, Inc.’s, goal is to grow through aggressive recruiting and careful selection of only the best and most qualified available drivers. Once on board, Wangerin Trucking Company, Inc. is committed to retaining qualified driver associates through the development of mutually beneficial, long-term relationships.

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