Hoekstra Transportation is a regional carrier located just fifty minutes south of Chicago.

We operate a fleet of conventional tractors and hire the safest drivers in the industry. We utilize all of the latest technology in the transportation industry to provide real-time visibility to your shipments with our online tracking capabilities.

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Generations Strong

Hoekstra Transportation traces its roots back to the Hoekstra family business that always had trucks to deliver their produce to market.

With the idea of diversification and the timing of deregulation in the trucking industry, WM. Hoekstra & Sons took steps to expand that portion of their business. The result was a rapidly unplanned growth of business.

With our willingness to serve the challenging just-in-time customer base, it was common for us to have a “small opportunity” and grow that into becoming a core shipper.

Our drivers and staff continue to provide excellent customer service. We serve the distribution network within a 500-mile radius of the Chicago Metropolitan area.

With our high trailer to tractor ratio and a 200-300 mile average length of haul, we keep our most important assets (our customers and drivers) moving


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Make Hoekstra Transportation, LLC the carrier whom shippers first call to service their needs in the Midwestern United States.

At Hoekstra Transportation, LLC we believe in our core values of safety, family, integrity, and teamwork then combine them with our pursuit of excellence to be the carrier of choice for shippers and transportation professionals resulting in the strongest link in the supply chain.


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Recognition Through Respect

  • 2002 Truckload Carriers Assn National Fleet Safety Award Excellence in Safety 1st Place
  • 2009 NASTC Driver of the Year America’s Best Drivers
  • 2009 Armstrong World Industries Elite Carrier Award
  • 2015 American Cancer Society Division Driving Out Cancer Relay for Life Team Excellence Award
  • 2016 Illinois Trucking Association Good Citizen of the Year Award (to President Steve Hoekstra)
  • 2018 Kankakee Chamber of Commerce Technology and Innovation Award
  • 2019 Zonta International District 6 Centennial Recognition Award
  • 2022 Daily Journal Progress Award
  • Multiple Mid-West Truckers Assn Inc. Record Loss Management & Outstanding Member Awards
  • State of Illinois Senate Recognition for National Fleet Safety Award
  • 2 Year Illinois Professional Truck Driving Championship Participant
  • 6-Time Best Fleet to Drive for Finalist
  • Daily Journal Readers Choice Best of the Best Award “Best Midsize Employer”
  • Disabled American Veterans Appreciation Award

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