Joe Smith started Smith Trucking 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, Joe's sons Keith and Phil, became partners with him and the team 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 passed away, just a year before Smith Trucking obtained its own authority and began hauling boxed meat and general commodities in 48 states.
Today 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 fleet is comprised of Kenworth and Freightliner, including 125 tractors and 150 refrigerated trailers. We specialize in transporting fresh meat, temperature controlled vaccines, produce, packaged candy products, non-perishable and manufactured goods over varying lengths of hauls.