Walbert Trucking, Inc. began in the winter of 1931 when William Earl Walbert purchased a 1928 Chevrolet from his brother, Carl Walbert. Carl, together with Ed Cox, owned and operated Walbert and Cox, the first trucking authority between Louisville, KY and Nashville, TN. Carl later pursued a career that became Walbert Oil Service.
Earl began hauling logs to a sawmill owned by his father, James D. Walbert. His first truck had a kerosene headlight, an all-wood cab and solid rubber tires. As Earl began to acquire other trucks, his customer base began to expand. Many a truckload was unloaded in the Glasgow area supporting the local economy.
When Earl died in 1970, his son, Tom, acquired the business and continued to build on the reputation of excellence that Earl had established. In the past, Walbert delivered hundreds of dairy cows to all 48 states from the Kentucky-Tennessee area, in addition to thousands of cattle to the feed lots in the west. Today, Walbert trucks are easily recognized in the mid-west, but no longer haul livestock.
In support of the large increase in the number of trucks operated by Walbert, land was purchased on Industrial Drive and in December, 1977, Walbert Trucking, Inc. moved into a new terminal area which included new offices and modern garage facilities. Since that time, two additional bays and an inspection lane have been added to the garage and the office area expanded twice. Two other properties were purchased on Industrial Drive. One of these properties joins the original terminal area, doubling its size to be used for parking and future expansion. The second property includes a cross-dock operation.
In the fall of 1995, Jon Walbert, Tom's son, joined the family business and is the major force in operating and keeping the company on the leading edge of technology. In 2007, it became necessary once again to expand its operation. Land was purchased on highway 90 and most office operations, including dispatch, was moved into a separate, corporate office facility.
Walbert recently installed satellite tracking in its trucks and is currently servicing its customer base in 48 states. Walbert's success can be attributed to its long policy of flexibility and adaptability to economic conditions, by being a pro-active organization and by utilizing the best people in the industry.
Walbert Trucking, Inc. has always been a strong supporter of community organizations and activities.
The mission of Walbert Trucking, Inc. is to consistently provide transportation and logistical services that exceed the expectations of our customers while continuously increasing our capabilities and efficiencies without compromising our high standards of safety. This will enable us to prosper as a business and provide secure employment for our people.
Walbert Trucking, maintains a strong commitment to a continually improving quality process, allowing us to consistently provide the best service to our customers. We are very concerned for the safety of our drivers, our customers' cargo, and the community in general. As such, we operate a modern fleet of well-maintained day cabs and sleepers to help us meet and exceed our safety and service goals.
Our services include intermodal shipping, expedited delivery, dedicated routes, warehousing, transloading, courier services, third party logistics and brokerage. Our strategy revolves around a focused approach to serve specific customers requiring exceptional service to target markets. This allows us to provide outstanding service to our customers and to be a preferred place to work for professional truck drivers.
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