Transland Inc

By: Bubbajunk.com

In 1982, Glen Walker started out with various import and export loads with one tractor and two drivers between Kansas City Ramps and Springfield. The CompanyÂâ€Ã¢„¢s first customer was Zenith Electronics who at that time manufactured TVÂâ€Ã¢„¢s in Springfield but later moved operations to Mexico.

In 1994 several events occurred that year that helped develop the Company into what it is today. The Company experienced a record sales year with 40 percent growth over 1993. Tammy Campbell joined that year as a part time accountant with Transland and later evolved as the Controller overseeing the financial and accounting matters for the entire corporation. Larry Neukirch, another long-term staffer, joined the company and was eventually promoted to Director of Maintenance in 1997. The previous Director of Maintenance, Jerry Vanarsdall, was promoted to MIS Director at that time and has been with the Company since 1989.
 
In 1997 the Company went through some restructuring and officially became known as Transland and RayCore Carriers. Under the TCSI umbrella Stone Container Division, Truck Brokerage, Intermodal, and the Flatbed Division that was founded in 1999.
 
The Transland Division, which currently runs 135 tractors, is responsible for hauling all over-the-road freight to all 48 states with an average length of haul being 650 miles. The Transland Service Center concept also evolved in 1997. TSC is their shop responsible for repairs to all tractors, trailers, and Steamship Containers.

As Year 2004 draws to a close the Corporation known as Transland will have 215 tractors and approximately 500 trailers in its fleet. Revenue will exceed 40 million dollars for the first time ever. 

The Company created top gun program for all of their drivers in the spring of 2003. They have close to 200 drivers and only 5 are acknowledged as the best of the best by being awarded the honor of being a top gun driver for a one year term.