Disrupting the transportation industry since 1984
Since our beginning, we have aimed to change the game in the transportation industry by delivering the highest quality of service to our customers and treating professional operators with the respect they deserve. It’s our mission to exceed expectations in all that we do because at the end of the day, we believe taking care of our people and our customers are top priority.
Founded in Omaha, Nebraska in 1984, Jim Bender, Inc. began as a small and reliable refrigerated/temperature-controlled truckload carrier. Jim Bender Sr. had a vision for a trucking company that delivered quality, punctual service to customers from the shores of New England to the heights of the Rocky Mountains.
In 2018, a team of experienced managers, led by Barrett Bostick, broke off from a larger motor carrier and acquired Jim Bender, Inc. rebranding the business to Bender Transportation in 2022. With a vision driven by uncompromising core values, that group has broadened the service offerings and geographic reach to successfully grow the company by over 500%.
Since the onset of COVID-19, Bender has accelerated the evolution toward the digital transformation of global supply chains. Dialing in predictive analytics, artificial intelligence, and enhanced tracking platforms is the blueprint to meet the new warp speed of lead times. The team at Bender boldly embraces this role.
Though we now serve customers throughout the US, we are still driven to cultivate strategic partnerships and provide on-time, next-generation service, with drivers who care about you and your competitive advantage.
What We Do
Bender Transportation is an asset-based motor carrier that provides truckload services to leading shippers and manufacturers. More specifically, we focus on innovations in Dedicated Fleets, Shuttles, Spotting/Yard Management, Consulting, and Refrigerated/ Temperature Control niches.Our Services
Transforming our industry by creating a company focused on people.
To be the premier motor carrier built on abiding values that empower the industry's most capable team.
We believe in a deep commitment to safety, wellness, and loss prevention. Nothing is more important than the safety of our team, our customers, and the communities we serve.
The Driver Experience
We distinguish our company with a unique and desirable experience for our professional operators and independent contractors.
We believe we are stronger together. Our team is more cohesive when we are collaborating with and supporting each other.
The Customer Experience
We want customers to trust our team. This comes from our proven ingenuity for solving problems, detailed reporting and, exceptional service when performance counts.
We believe in giving our customers the best quality service in the industry and treating our operators as valued family members. Our company offers drivers the best benefits and equipment in the industry and focuses on providing sustained home time for family and lifestyle balance.
At Bender Transportation, we want to be a shining light in a crowded and fragmented industry. We are unique in our culture and core values, which translate to custom solutions for the supply chain of every customer we serve.Meet Our Team