BUS415 – Business Law
History of Huffman Trucking
K. Huffman founded Huffman Trucking in Cleveland Ohio in 1936 with just a single truck and trailer. A decade later the demand for transportation from the Midwest to the East Coast increased significantly, and Huffman Trucking grew to 16 trucks and 36 trailers. Over the past 70 years, Huffman Trucking has grown from a small office in Cleveland Ohio into a two story corporate headquarters in Cleveland and transportation facilities in Los Angeles, CA, St. Louis, MO, and Bayonne, NJ. Huffman Trucking currently employs over one thousand employees, and has more than three thousand pieces of transportation equipment. Huffman Trucking’s mission statement “to be a profitable, growing, adaptive company in an intensively competitive logistical services business environment” (Huffman) has allowed the company to prosper while other logistic companies have struggled with the cost of staying competitive. Although Huffman was recognized by the trucking industry as the first large transporter to outsource all information system needs, the company decided in 2004, to begin a new chapter in an old company. The Bayonne, NJ facility has become the location of Huffman’s newest venture into the e-business world. During an internal visionary meeting in 2004, Huffman’s leadership team announced their decision to begin an e-business company called E-Huffman Broker Service. E-Huffman began as a vision and through the hard work of many had grown into a successful e-business border service company. E-Huffman Broker Service provides automated boarder-crossing services from the United States into Canada. Huffman Trucking’s East Coast customer base has allowed E-Huffman to provide existing customers seamless border crossing into Canada. In 2006, E-Huffman Broker Service became the preferred border service provider for the Champlain Quebec crossing from New York. E-Huffman Broker Service allows...