Towne Air Freight Inc.


Eugene Towne founded Towne Air Freight, in South Bend in 1963 with one employee and one van. Gary "Duke" Downey then purchased the company in August 1982. At that time, South Bend was the only location with 18 employees, two tractors and nine straight trucks. The core business was local pickup and delivery service in South Bend, as well as line haul service between South Bend and Chicago's O'Hare Airport for the freight community.

Between 1983 and 1994, Towne Air Freight opened locations in Fort Wayne, Chicago, Indianapolis, Grand Rapids, Evansville, Detroit, Cleveland, Columbus and Cincinnati; and a new terminal facility was built in South Bend. Since 1994, Towne has expanded to Lexington, Louisville, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, Dayton, Toledo, Philadelphia, New York City, Atlanta and Miami, integrating airfreight service throughout the Midwest, East Coast and Southeast. In addition, satellite service locations were added in Buffalo, NY; Newark, NJ; Washington, D.C.; Charlotte, NC; Greensboro, NC; Raleigh-Durham, NC; Greenville, SC; Rochester, NY; Syracuse, NY; and Cadillac, MI.  

Towne has since grown into a full service trucking provider offering time sensitive, less- than-truckload shipments for both airfreight and commercial companies. Towne Holdings created rocket expedited services as a wholly owned subsidiary to focus on time-sensitive and critical shipments and Towne Network Solutions to provide logistics and managed ground transportation solutions to its airline and forwarder customers.

TowneÂâ€Ã¢„¢s provide services such as air & ocean freight, LTL freight, fuel surcharge, import services, electronic services, forms & labels, claim information, certificates & registrations.  

Towne provide employment opportunities for the individuals who want to build their carrier with Towne. CompanyÂâ€Ã¢„¢s comprehensive benefits package includes medical, dental, vision, life insurance, disability, retirement savings plans and more and also offers flexibility, choice and value.  

The companyÂâ€Ã¢„¢s objective is to be a value added carrier of choice by providing responsive, customized solutions to exceed its customers' expectations. The company operates clean well-maintained equipment and promotes a professional work environment. The company enlists and develops highly motivated, results-driven people and provides opportunities for growth in a team oriented atmosphere. This creates value for the customers, people and shareholders.