Sharkey Transportation Inc.


Sharkey Transportation, Inc. started operations in May of 1971 in Illinois, Iowa, Missouri, and Wisconsin. They are an irregular-route common and contract motor carrier headquartered in Quincy, Illinois. The company operates in 48 states and their large fleet of tractors and trailers is among the most modern and well-kept equipment in the industry. They offer reefers, flatbeds, and bulk tankers in addition to air-ride vans that are maintained by their ASE Certified mechanics.
The company offers interstate truckload transportation services throughout the 48 states, as well as extensive intrastate service. Additionally to regular vans, they use a variety of specialized trailers. The company fleets includes flatbed trailers, refrigerated trailers; air-ride vans, plate vans, drop deck trailers, logistic post vans and bulk trailers.
The company tailors its services to meet each individual customer's needs. STI provides the right equipment at the right time. Their services include short haul as well as long haul markets with the intent of giving their customers optimum coverage from a single carrier. The company provides support services in Equipment Leasing Shippers Rental Company is a separate operation involved in leasing equipment. SRCO allows their customerÂâ€Ã¢„¢s further flexibility in developing specialized transportation services under one roof. 
STI operates independently with brokerage authority under MC-170410. The company gives their customers additional flexibility in moving their product to market; it allows them the ability to deal with one transportation service in moving all of their traffic. The company has several hundred thousand square feet of warehouse space available throughout their area of service. They provide both full-service and space-only warehousing.
STI is poised to handle their customers' complete shipping needs. Their experience in professionally meeting those needs has allowed them to build long lasting and positive partnerships with those they serve. The company believes service goes beyond picking up and delivering shipments safely and on schedule. The company carries extensive insurance for cargo loss or damage, as well as other forms of insurance. STI has $500,000 in cargo insurance per power unit, per occurrence, shipments are completely protected.
Sharkey's growth results from a reputation for good, dependable service at a reasonable cost. The central dispatch office in Quincy directs all operations through the use of mobile communications and on-board computers, and also a live on-line computer dispatch system, which allows immediate location of equipment.