We are a long-haul, refrigerated, truckload carrier providing time-sensitive, and temperature controlled services to over 250 customers throughout the 48 continental United States. Our Cummins fleet of nearly 100 tractors and 130 trailers transport fresh meat, manufactured goods, temperature controlled vaccines, produce, packaged candy products and non-perishable goods over varying lengths of hauls.
Joe Smith started this company in 1946 when he began hauling grain and livestock and doing corn shelling for local farmers. Later, Joe, with his two sons, purchased dump trucks and began hauling black top and gravel in the summer and soft water on the side. In the early 70's the boys became partners with their father and purchased their first over-the-road semi-tractor. They added a couple of trucks over the next several years while hauling packaged candy out of Round Lake, MN. In 1977 Joe Smith passed away and in 1978 Smith Trucking obtained its own authority and began hauling boxed meat and general commodities in 48 states.
To our potential customers:
Thank you for taking the time to take a look at us. If you choose to use us for your shipping needs we want you know what you're getting. First of all you will be getting a firm that has been in the Over-the-Road trucking industry for over 25 years. This is all we have ever done and we feel we know our industry as well, if not better, than all the rest. You will also be getting a family owned and operated firm that believes that all we have is a gift from God. Therefore, we accept that at times we may make mistakes. But the honesty, integrity, excellence and ethics with which we run our business will keep you as customers for many years into the future. We believe in running a safe, clean, efficient, fair and well-maintained operation and we think it shows in everything from the people we employ down to our trucks you see on the road.