Mission Statement:
Safely serving our customers with quality specialized transportation services that meet their customers’ needs.

   

Sherman Bros. Trucking was founded in 1969 when Leroy Sherman purchased William’s Transfer Co.; a moving and storage company and an agency for Mayflower Transit.  The agency specialized in hauling locally and used Mayflower for long haul and international movements. 

Keith Sherman, Leroy’s brother, joined the company in 1971 after serving in the army.  The agency owned general commodity trucks which were divested from the moving and storage agency in 1975 giving birth to S.B., Inc. dba Sherman Bros. Heavy Trucking.

Bart Sherman, one of Leroy’s sons, joined the company in 1987 after several years with Coopers and Lybrand.  The moving and storage agencies were sold in 1995 in order to focus on specialized trucking.  Keith’s sales skills, combined with Leroy’s financial expertise, helped grow and strengthen the company until Leroy’s 2002 retirement.

Upon Leroy’s retirement, Bart became a partner and President of the company.  Keith Sherman continued as the other partner until his retirement at the end of 2006.  Since that time Bart Sherman has been the second generation sole stockholder.  Under Bart’s leadership, Sherman Bros. continues to operate as a family-run and family-oriented enterprise.

S.B., Inc. has grown steadily over time and will generate close to $75 million in sales for 2013.

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Currently, Sherman Bros. is formed into several Business Units; designed to best meet customer demands.  Top management consists of:

Bart Sherman, CEO/President
Jeff Gunnarson, Vice President - Accounting and Finance/Human Resources
Jerry Upchurch, Vice President - Operations
Mike Solomon - Vice President - Business Development
Doug Tull, Vice President - Maintenance

Business units consist of:

Flatbed-Linehaul:
Business Unit Manager: Jim Kaufman
Areas: 48 States and Canada with emphasis on 11 Western States
Primary commodities: Steel and building materials

Flatbed-Glass:
Business Unit Manager - John Tull
Areas: 48 states and Canada with emphasis on the 11 Western States
Primary commodities: Glass (crated, stoce and double drop)

Flatbed-Heavy Haul/Multi-Axle:
Business Unit Manager: John Lee
Areas: Oregon, Washington, Utah, Idaho, Wyoming, North Dakota and South Dakota and Western Canada.
Equipment: 53 foot 4 axle trailers, 3 axle tractors, stretch trailers, A and B Trains, dump trucks
Primary commodities: wallboard, steel, equipment, building materials and agriculture.

Lowboy and Heavy Haul:
Business Unit Manager: Albert Sparks
Areas: 48 states, emphasis on 11 Western States and Canada
Equipment: 5 – 10 axles, stretch trailers, single and double drops, stretch double drop
Commodities: construction, agriculture, logging, dock movements and tow-aways

Chemicals:
Business Unit Manager: Randy Coats
Areas: 48 states with emphasis along I-5 corridor, Canada and 11 Western States

Equipment: 5 – 8 axle maxi-units
Primary commodities: caustic soda, paints, wood adhesive resins, asphalt, wastes, leachate water, formaldehyde, methanol, fuels, and oils.

Logistics:
Business Unit Manager - Chris Opsahl
Areas, 48 states and Canada
Equipment: SBI strives to provide customers with total logistics services. SBI's own assets, coupled with the strategic partnering of other carriers, allows us to best service the dynamic requirements of our extensive customer base. Our partner carrier development efforts are focused primarily on dedicated carriers while supplementing with additional partner carriers, depending on the specific needs of the customer.

S.B., Inc. also has a division pertaining to LTL services.

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