JS Helwig & Son

In 1984, James Helwig began JS Helwig & Son with 15 power units. Since then, his primary goals have remained the same – on-time delivery, on-time pickup, and consistent communication with our customers. Our commitment to excellence in these areas has enabled us to grow to our present size and accounts for up to 99% on-time performance.

This achievement is also due to partnership relationships with our customers, modern equipment, and the most up-to-date technology. Our refrigerated freight operation utilizes solo drivers, teams, and owner operators, which offers flexibility to adjust to our customers’ ever-changing needs.

At Helwig, we believe our first responsibility is to our customers. In carrying out our day-to-day operations, we strive to ensure that all actions and decisions of the organization are founded by the highest morals and principles. Our continued commitment to excellence has enabled us to be honored as:

A Focus on
Equipment and Technology

As a SmartWay Transport Partner, our equipment utilizes the latest technology available today in any transportation company. With approximately 400 tractors and 600 temperature-controlled trailers, our refrigerated freight equipment and technology includes:


Safety and trust
are important to our operations

Safety is critical to the success and future of JS Helwig & Son. James Helwig, our management team, and all drivers and employees take personal responsibility for our own safety, as well as those around us.

We perform safety assessments on a regular basis in order to constantly improve our refrigerated trucking company’s procedures and protocols, all while providing the training, tools, and knowledge to our team so they can work safely.

Our foundation is built according to the policies and procedures required by our customers. We then incorporate all the federal and state laws and regulations, making every effort to contract and hire employees with the greatest amount of experience. Our on-going safety program allows our employees and contractors to discuss safety related issues in an open-door environment.

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