About J.S. Helwig & Son

In 1984, James Helwig began J.S. Helwig & Son with 15 power units. Since then his primary goals remain 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 99.5% 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' needs. All of our employees are trained and motivated to provide excellent customer service and a safe environment to enhance our productivity.

All of us at J.S. Helwig & Son believes 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: 

    • Multiple time recipient of Tyson Foods' "Top Carriers" award
    • Multiple time recipient of Cargill's "Top Refrigerated Motor Carrier of the Year" award
    • 2022 GEODIS Carrier of the Year award
    • FourKites "Premier Carrier List" recipient for Quarter 4 2019
    • Nestle Waters' "Southwest Region Best New Carrier" in 2015

A Focus on Equipment and Technology

As a SmartWay Transport Partner, our top-of-the-line equipment utilizes the latest technology available today in any refrigerated trucking company. With over 350 tractors and 500 temperature-controlled trailers, our refrigerated freight equipment and technology includes:

    • 3 years or newer tractors
    • 5 years or newer trailers
    • 100% E-Logs
    • Qualcomm satellite units
    • Thermo King APUs
    • SmartDrive technology
    • FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) technology controlled through Iron Apple, Inc.

Safety and Trust are Important to Our Operations

With a fleet of over 350 power units and 500 refrigerated trailers, safety is critical to the success and future of J.S. 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 of 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.