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Keller Trucking Company Overview

Keller Trucking has come a long way since our humble beginnings with a single tractor and trailer in 1978. Few trucking companies are so dedicated to creating strong personal relationships and customized solutions for their clients. Technology and industry compliance are of utmost importance to us, no matter which trucking services you are considering. Our family-owned-and-operated business is committed to helping you solve any transportation challenge with a safe, high-tech fleet of over 150 tractors and 450 dry van food grade trailers, servicing the Midwest, Mid-Atlantic, Southeast, and Southern United States. In choosing Keller Trucking, you’re working with an award-winning company that represents the best-in-class.

With Keller Trucking, you not only get highly-competitive freight rates, you get freight solutions! We provide a comprehensive quote based on your parameters, plus suggestions for cost-effective alternatives when determined. Please click here for a freight quote.

Service Area

With headquarters based in Defiance, Ohio, Keller Trucking primarily services the Midwest, Mid-Atlantic, Southeast and Southern United States. Our affiliate Keller Freight Solutions, however, provides trucking services nationwide as seen below in the color-coded map legend.

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Industries Served 

With 40 years of experience in the transportation industry, Keller Trucking has expertise in a variety of business sectors. Our primary industries served include:

  • Food and beverage
  • Automotive
  • Consumer products
  • Retail
  • Building supplies
  • Metals
  • Plastics
  • Paper Products


Our 150 tractors and 450 trailers are less than 30 months old on average, built with lightweight durability in mind and the innovative capacity to haul up to 52,000 pounds (through our Heavy Haul Program). Our newest trucking equipment includes a tractor, the Freightliner Cascadia, renowned for its cleaner emissions and greater fuel economy. Tracking systems let us know where our tractors and trailers are at all times, while DriveCam technology assists us with driver risk management for greater safety and security on the road.

Professional Driver Team

Our team of 150 driving professionals is our greatest asset. Each driver in our fleet undergoes a background check, drug and alcohol screenings, and two-to-five-day paid orientation training before joining our crew. Drivers receive weekly safety bonuses and have 24/7 access to maintenance personnel when they need it. In 2018, the Truckload Carriers Association and CarriersEdge listed us among the 20 Best Fleets to Drive For in North America.


Safety is our top priority at Keller Trucking – and our advanced technology proves it. The Transportation Management System we use has directly led to 40% driver turnover reduction, 8% reduction in empty miles, and 5.6% increased revenue per mile. DriveCam protects our drivers with collision prevention, fuel management, and performance training. PeopleNet Electric On-Board Recorders and SkyBitz Satellite Tracking ensure that freight is hauled on-time, theft, and damage-free. SquareRigger Fleet Management Software provides a preventative maintenance schedule keeping our well-maintained fleet running smoothly.

Transportation Services

Keller Trucking’s transportation services include:

Dry Van Truckload

Keller Trucking delivers tailored solutions combining state-of-the-art security, visible tracking, real-time communications, and the utmost professionalism. We assign reliable equipment and drivers to your region that will become a valued extension of your team.

Dry Van Heavy Haul

When every pound counts, you can count on our dry van heavy haul services to move your shipments more efficiently! Select tractor-trailers haul 22% more weight than our competitors for a total of 52,000 pounds per trailer. Our innovations have led to amazing benefits for our customers – less dock loading time, fewer labor hours, lower fuel surcharges, and reduced carbon emissions.

Reefer or Refrigerated Truckload

Temperature-controlled food and beverage are among the most critical loads to move and monitor. Our fleet of reefer trailers is equipped to transport frozen and refrigerated cargo safely. Satellite tracking allows remote setting and monitoring of temperatures, as well as location, security, and status tracking. All drivers are trained in USDA clearance procedures.

Dedicated Contract Carriage

Agile operations are the key to competitiveness and a profitable transportation strategy. Utilizing dedicated resources through Keller Trucking you realize the advantages of a private fleet with the convenience of a for-hire carrier. A dedicated contract carriage arrangement allows access to committed equipment and drivers, without the investment capital. Our team runs seamlessly to accommodate sudden increases in capacity, seasonal peaks, and promotional surges, so you don’t miss any opportunities. We specialize in the development and execution of logistics solutions that help you overcome challenges and increase net operating income.

Shuttle and Spotting Services

Keller Spot maximizes inventory flow in your warehouse as shipments come and go. It’s a complex dance of trucks, trailers, drivers, goods, and materials, but we keep you in-the-loop every step of the way with advanced real-time tracking making it easy to keep track of which trailers are damaged or out of service, and see precisely where equipment is located in the yard. Through dynamic appointment scheduling, you’ll never double-book a dock again. Our spotting solutions are the key to reducing backorders, reducing spoilage, and filling customer orders on-time with accuracy.

Industry Compliance

You can count on Keller Trucking for industry-highest Compliance, Safety, and Accountability scores. We are fully compliant with all CSA, FMCSA, and DOT rules, regulations, and requirements. Additionally, we hold PIP, C-TPAT, FAST, and CSA certifications,

What is important to you when it comes to freight logistics?

Call Aaron Keller today at 419.785.3208 to learn more about the many ways our transportation services and technologies can help realize your transportation goals and solve 21st Century challenges head-on. Request a freight quote!

Very Pleased With Our Experience

We have been so pleased with our experience in dealing with you and the communication efforts that Thomas Keller provides. We deal with a few other larger trucking companies and find we’re left waiting on many occasions for simple communication in the normal course of business. I can tell you this has not been the case with you or Thomas Keller. I’m sincere in saying you run a top notch operation and I hope we continue to build our relationship with your company.

Steve L. Peak Logistics LLC