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The short story behind Whitewood Transport

Whitewood Transport began in 1972 in Whitewood, South Dakota.  It has come a long way since its beginning, with many changes and continued development.

Whitewood, SD is located in the western part of the state with a population of about one hundred full time residents. A Whitewood construction company started a small trucking company called Whitewood Transportation.  They successfully operated there until the industry deregulated in 1980.  We believe the humble beginning of Whitewood Transport in South Dakota is the root of our success today.

Whitewood started small, mastered the fine points and kept the focus of providing safe and affordable transportation solutions to its customers.  Whitewood Transportation grew, and in 1987, three individuals, Doug Miller, Larry Smith and Donald Sand aligned themselves and formed a partnership, moving the business to Billings, Montana.

In 1991, Mike Wilson joined Whitewood, bringing his years of experience in the transport industry.  John Hanson soon followed and both became shareholders.  Eventually the name was shortened to Whitewood Transport and focused on specializing in the transportation of equipment and commodities of large or unusual weight or dimension.  Over time, Don Sand, Larry Smith, Doug Miller and John Hanson left the company.  Mike Wilson remains as the company‚Äôs sole shareholder.

Today Whitewood Transport is recognized as Montana’s leading motor carrier after having been awarded Montana’s Motor Carrier of the Year for 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011 and 2012 by the Motor Carriers of Montana.

Our customer commitment does not stop at the borders of Montana, as the heavy hauler of choice for many shippers throughout North America and Canada, our operational efficiency allows us to provide consistent value and assurance to our customers.


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