History of Barnes Transportation Services Inc.

In 1939 Henry, Eddie, and Roy Barnes started Barnes Truck Line with three used tractors. The company thrived and was one of the largest trucking companies on the east coast before it was sold to Old Dominion Freight Lines in the late 1970's. At the time of the sale Barnes was operating over 500 tractors.

Louis Barnes, Henry's son, continued to run the company after the sale for Old Dominion until 1980. Louis decided to start his own operation and left Barnes Truck Line.



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Awards and Safety

Safety / Awards information

Barnes Transportation Services is a member of National Association of Small Trucking Companies (NASTC).

NASTC holds is annual convention in Nashville TN....




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What we do...

Barnes Transportation provides focused full and partial truckload service throughout the Eastern US and to / from key points in the West. We strive to develop partnerships with quality oriented shippers that lead to efficient, cost effective transportation solutions. Our operations staff is experienced, well trained and technically proficient.

The latest technology enables us to optimize routing and continuously monitor transit time and overall driver performance. Staffing is 24/7,365 days a year! Other special services include; dedicated fleets, plant/warehouse re-locations, cross docking and brokerage.

Some of our customers include:

  • Moen
  • Interstate Paper
  • CH Robinson
  • Coca-Cola
  • Bridgestone / Firestone
  • Stanley Tools
  • Lance
  • Bosch Appliances
  • GE
  • Safelite Co.