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Schwend History


Schwend, Inc., is a quality driven company specializing in serving the transportation related needs of customers who share our value of high quality service, continuous improvement, and employee support and development.

Our Beginning

Charles and Judi Schwend started Schwend in 1976 offering exceptional service to the agricultural industry.  Schwend started out with only two trucks hauling molasses.  The company soon realized that hauling citrus pellets, an animal feed produced from food byproducts of citrus processing used for feedstuff would also be a good revenue generator.  To be able to haul these pellets Charles converted a van trailer to a hopper trailer, by cutting holes with hatches on the top of the trailer and sloping the interior of the trailer using plywood then cutting in the bottom of the trailer to allow the product to bottom drop into underground pits for ease of delivery. With Charles' innovativeness Schwend had its first hopper bottom grain trailer. The company added pneumatic tanks in 1986 to expand our operations and to provide more options to our customers.  Schwend has more recently added walking floors to our fleet.   We continue to expand our operation to provide more options to our customers.

Schwend Today

Schwend, Inc. now under the leadership of President, Jeffrey Schwend, offers the complete and professional services of a full-line trucking company. As his father Charles, did in ­­­the 1970’s by converting the van trailer to a hopper bottom, Jeff has adopted the same work ethic and dedication in his business dealings today:  Do whatever needs to be done to provide superior service to our customers.  Just as we did back in 1976, we still retain that personal, we care philosophy not often found in business today.

Schwend is apportioned for the lower 48 states and Canada and together with a network of carriers can provide the services of a full logistics company to meet customer needs in the entire North American continent.  We carry all the necessary insurance, as required by our customers. 

We have both new and late model power units and trailers that are unsurpassed by any other company in quality and dependability.  We also contract lease equipment to pull our hopper and pneumatic trailers.  These leased tractors are selected for their dependability and have to be maintained in such a manner as to hold up to the high integrity that we demand.  We employ a balanced diverse culture of employees.  Our service is provided through a dedicated logistics department and dependable, safe drivers that we are proud to call members of the Schwend, Inc., family.


Schwend's Qualifications and Experience

Schwend, Inc has been in the transportation business for 39 years hauling many types of agricultural products from state to state. We have built a strong customer base in the South East, Midwest and locally that we are very proud of.

We have dedicated, dependable company drivers as well as owner-operators that are ready and willing to meet the demands of our customers with superior service and on time deliveries. For nearly 40 years Schwend, Inc. has been meeting the transportation needs of our customers. Our capability to be a superior trucking company speaks for itself through our dedication to our customer needs and a performance level like no other.

Schwend, Inc. offers the complete and professional service of a full-line trucking company, yet retains the personal, we-care philosophy not often found in business today.  If you desire to do business with a premier bulk materials transporter, please give us a call.  We would appreciate the opportunity to serve your hauling needs.