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Corporate History and Milestones

G. R. Daniels Trucking, Inc has worked very hard through the years and has built a history of exceptional Customer Service in the transportation industry.

 

June 
1977:

G. R. Daniels Trucking was founded.

July 
1977:
G. R Daniels acquires MN grain authority initially, two trucks and two trailers provide services to local McLeod County customers.

May 
1978:
MN regulatory authorities grant approval for General Commodity authority within the state of MN.

September 1980: ICC Contract Carrier authority approved and tariffs filed to haul five state Area ( MN, WI, IA, SD, ND) grain and general commodities with 6 trucks, 8 employees, 8 grain trailers and revenues of $450,000.00.

November 1981: Diversified and purchased first dry van trailers. Hauled for local shipper Wood products adding states of IA and IL as traffic lanes.

May 
1982:
G. R. Daniels Petroleum Inc. is founded; authority granted for hauling Petroleum products for local fuel supplier.

October 1984: Obtained 48 state general commodity authority, ICC MC 164878; began To broaden our lanes into the upper Midwest and East coast hauling general Commodities.

March 
1985:
G. R. Daniels announces Brokerage company: G.R. D.  Brokerage, Inc. founded.

April 
1985:
Hired first full time office personnel; purchased first computer, and continued to dispatch with two way radios.

December 1986: G. R.  Daniels Leasing, Inc.  founded, thus expanding opportunities for leasing Vehicles during very busy times.

June 
1987:
G. R.  Daniels purchased 11 acres of land one mile West of Hutchinson, MN. And built a 60 X 90 truck shop.

November 1988: Doubled the fleet size of our trucking company from 9 trucks to 18; hired 2 dispatchers and part time office help.

September 1989: Expanded shop area by adding 30 X 40 office complex; moved office Operations to Hwy 7 West location.

November 1989: Stockholders approve name change to G. R Daniels Trucking, Incorporated becoming a MN corporation.

March 
1991:
G. R. Daniels expands into refrigerated trailers. Now employs 30 with annual revenues of $2,300,000.

August 
1992:

August 1992: G. R.  Daniels announces opening a new facility: G. R.  Daniels Warehouse, LLC; a 150 X 150 dry storage heated warehouse.

April
1993:
G. R. Daniels Trucking hauling 48 states with 30 trucks.

October 1994: G. R. Daniels Warehouse, LLC completes 2nd phase of warehouse plan with an addition of 150 x 150 sq ft. with storage space totaling 45,000 sq feet.

December 1995: G. R Daniels Trucking reports Annual Revenues of $4,000,000.00 with 35 trucks.

June 
1996:
G. R. Daniels Warehouse, LLC announces 3rd phase completed with major addition of 42,300 sq ft; total dry storage reaching 87,300 sq feet. This facility Has 30' side walls with racking. Forklift styles include reach and Grabber style.

October 1997: G. R.  Daniels Trucking completes installation of totally integrated Trucking software. McLeod Software provides fully integrated dispatching, accounting and settlement.

September 1998: G. R.  Daniels Trucking installs satellite tracking systems into each truck. The "Intouch Tracking System" is internet based., thus allowing instant GPS location of each truck. This on -line system allows customers to obtain information regarding the status of deliveries.

October 1999: G. R.  Daniels completed web site and installation of new phone system in office, and has completed updating all computers and software to be y2k compliant.

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