Living and Breathing Transportation Logistics for 36 Years

GW Transportation Services has been serving the Transportation Industry since 1983 with outstanding freight services, trucking capabilities and customer service.

We are a proud longstanding member of the TIA (Transportation Intermediaries Association) and due to our outstanding business ethics we are also a member of the TIA P3 Platinum Performance Program. Learn more on our certifications.

The History of GW Transportation Services

We’ve been living and breathing transportation logistics for 36 years.

Let’s review why this history makes us experts in the field, meeting and exceeding our customers’ expectations.

FOUNDED
GW Truck
GW officially obtains authority in November. Gordy & Lance began their work here.
LAUNCHED
GW Transportation Services
The company officially starts business in March of 1983.
TRANSPORTATION INTERMEDIARIES ASSOCIATION

Transportation Intermediaries Association (TIA)

Officially recognized as a Transportation Intermediaries Association member in 1984.

LEE – Operations Manager

Lee was with GW Transportation for 26 years. He started in 1991 and retired in 2017.

GORDY RETIRES
Gordy
Gordy stayed with the company until 1992.
KOCH
Koch Companies
Original company is acquired by Koch Companies in 1992.
SCOTT – OPERATIONS MANAGER

Scott has been with GW since 2000.

DAWN – Administrative Manager

She's been with GW since 2002.

QUINN

Quinn Transervices was acquired by GW Transportations in 2002.

BRIAN – Dispatch

He's worked with GW since 2003.

JOANN – DISPATCH ASSISTANT/ASSISTANT OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR

She works in both operations and administration. JoAnn has been with GW since 2008.

COREY – ASSISTANT OPERATIONS MANAGER

He's been working at GW since 2010.

LIZ – TRAFFIC COORDINATOR

Liz began working with GW in 2017.

JULIE – TRAFFIC COORDINATOR

Julie began working with GW in 2018.

LANCE RETIRES
Lance
Lance stayed with the company until 2018.
EMPLOYEE LONGEVITY

Gordy stayed with the company until 1992 and Lance didn't retire until 2018. We believe this staff longevity has lead to better customer service and a stronger company overall.

Experienced Logistics Staff

Each of our Traffic Coordinators has over 15 years experience in the transportation industry including shipping and receiving departments, and dispatching. Our management has over 25 years experience in the transportation industry including fleet management, dispatching, and driving. As a result, we understand our customers freight needs, efficiency expectations, and the desire for every shipment to go smoothly for all people involved.

Communication is our key ingredient in successfully meeting your transportation needs. We ensure that one Traffic Coordinator coordinates EACH AND EVERY SHIPMENT. They communicate with the customer, shipper, consignee, carrier, driver, and where necessary, the general contractor, installer, or subcontractor.

Work with us and know the difference for your commercial trucking and freight needs.

Team at GW Transportation, located in the Twin Cities area of Minnesota.

Customer Testimonials

Elaine Stroberg

We work with GW a lot, based on price, availability, and the people we deal with there. We can call Brian in the morning and he has it covered in the afternoon. I don’t know how he does it! We have put GW to the test and there have been no obstacles. When we have to jump through hoops for customers, GW jumps through hoops for us!

Elaine Stroberg

Sarah Ostroviak

They touch base with customers and have consistent quality. But the best part of doing business with them is I enjoy the people!

Sarah Ostroviak

Richard Miller, Production Manager

Customer service is a big deal for us, and GW has set the bar really high! We ask for rate quotes and they’re very timely. We’ll send them an e-mail, and within the hour we have a quote. During shipments, they’ll call the on-site person to set up delivery, which is very helpful.

Richard Miller, Production Manager

Farrell Hart

We go back quite a ways. I like how they do business, and their follow through! GW is more personable-you can talk to them. You feel like a partner, not a customer!

Farrell Hart

GW has been great-they’ve helped me out a lot!

Terry Dvorak, Litchfield Machine Works

Chad Hanson, Shipping & Receiving Manager

I don’t call anyone else! GW handles everything I need, from LTL to all of our full truckload stuff. Everything they do is professional. I’m never sitting here wondering what the status of a load is—they always keep me informed.

Chad Hanson, Shipping & Receiving Manager

Shelley Brady

I can always count on this company to handle our needs with the urgency we require. I have and will continue to recommend this company based on service, efficiency and cost feasibility. This is not a company who is constantly calling or hassling you and who, once they understand your business, make the appropriate calls to see if they can better serve you. In this busy world we live and work in, this is very much appreciated. The best thing about working with GW Transportation is the people and professionalism. We have an on-going situation with GW Transportation that takes very little handling on our end. Once they have the information, they take care of the shipment. I value the service and easy relationship we have developed over the years. Testimonial by Shelley Brady

Shelley Brady

Jon Thompson

I keep them on our preferred vendor list, because I expect-and receive from them-open and honest communications! We require timely information and we get that from them! I know I can always call Lance for help or information!

Jon Thompson

Nick Rhodes

GW gets everything done with one phone call: arranging delivery times, crane setups and permits. Give them the destination and they figure out what type of equipment is needed and get it done. We do a lot of specialty freight, and Lee is knowledgeable and easy to deal with.

Nick Rhodes

Dwight Rosen

GW bails me out of trouble! When I have a partial or full load I call them and they provide a quote and turn me over to a dispatcher. Super-good group to work with—friendly, cheerful and upbeat. GW has strong expertise in vans and flats and step-decks.

Dwight Rosen