The Benefits of Choosing a Local Trucking Company: A Look at Bender Transportation’s History

Why choose a local trucking company?

When you’re looking for freight shipping services, you have a lot of options to choose from. You may be wondering what is the best option for you. Deciding who to trust with your freight transportation needs can have a significant impact on both your business and consumers. You need to weigh the pros and cons of each option in order to be cost-effective, fulfill commitments to your customers, and ensure your processing runs smoothly. 

We suggest that you consider using a local trucking company like Bender Transportation in order to meet these needs and expectations. Local trucking companies have several advantages over their national and international competitors. 

Our clients have found great success and satisfaction in working with a local trucking company. Today, we’ll share with you just a few of the benefits you can expect when going local with your transportation needs and share our story to highlight the importance of supporting local trucking logistics. 

Get Personalized Services

One of the biggest advantages of a local trucking company is that it has the flexibility to cater directly to you. National and international companies may not have the bandwidth or the ability to give an individualized experience to each other’s customers. 

Local companies are different. We’re able to work one-on-one with each of our clients and provide personalized consultations to ensure you’re getting the exact service you need. From custom reports built just for your metrics to dedicated fleets with climate control as needed, we make sure that all of our clients feel like they’re the most important. 


Locals Know the Road

How many times have you been driving and unexpectedly come across a closed road? Now, how much more frustrating and time-consuming has this experience been when you’re driving somewhere you’re unfamiliar with? The same road closures and traffic jams that affect our day-to-day driving affects trucks. 

Trusting your shipping logistics to a local truck company means the CDL truck drivers already know the area. They know all the shortcuts and back ways to take if the need arises. This local knowledge can decrease your shipping time and reduce the likelihood of delays, keeping both your business and your consumers satisfied. 


Support the Local Economy 

Whenever you decide to go with a local company, you are giving back to the community you serve. If you’re a small business owner yourself, you understand the importance of a self-sufficient local economy. Choosing a local trucking company for your transportation allows you to build this support in your business model. 

A community cannot thrive without its people. Unfortunately, trucking is an industry that’s notorious for long periods away from family and friends. But with a local logistics company like here at Bender Transportation, we make sure 90% of our truck drivers are home daily.

We believe that supporting our local community is essential. Opting for a small trucking company provides transparency, allowing you to know exactly where your money is going and how employees are treated.


Bender’s Story: A Reputation You Can Trust 

There are many success stories out there of different local logistics companies, and we’re quite proud of our own. 

Bender Transportation originally started as Jim Bender, Inc, founded in 1984 by Jim Bender Sr. in Omaha, Nebraska. Jim Bender, Inc. was created with the vision of a quality trucking company that spanned from coast to coast. 

This vision of quality service grew in 2018 when a team of managers driven by Barrett Bostick bought Jim Bender, Inc. Guided by a set of strong core values, Jim Bender, Inc. became Bender Transportation by 2022. 

During the pandemic, we saw our community was hurting, and we wanted to help in any way we could. Without trucks, local economies would stall. So we got to work adapting to the new world we found ourselves in. Utilizing digital solutions like AI integrations and predictive analytic tools, we ensured our local communities would not suffer from a lack of goods and supplies on top of the challenges of quarantine. 

Today, we span across the US, using owner operator partnerships to expand our reach and support our local businesses through logistic services. Our commitment to our community, customers, and employees has remained the same even as our world has changed. We’re proud to continue serving our local communities and promoting our work as a local logistics company. 

Go Local with Bender Transportation

If you’re in the process of looking for a trucking company, we hope you will consider a local trucking company. We have highlighted all the benefits that come with going local and know as a local logistics company ourselves, how beneficial local companies are. Here at Bender Transportation, we offer several, customizable options and services that we’re sure will meet your needs. If you’re interested in working with us, we’d love to get in touch with you today!