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Gray Transportation History

Part of the Cedar Valley Freight Business since the 1950’s

Gray Transportation was founded by LeRoy Gray in 1984 in Waterloo, Iowa. LeRoy brought over 30 years of Cedar Valley freight hauling experience to the newly formed business with just 1 truck and a few employees.

Expansion of the Cedar Valley freight company meant more and bigger buildings, more employees and more customers.  More trucks and more drivers were added every year since the company’s founding and now there are more than 125 Gray Transportation  trucks on the road with more than 175 total employees. Gray Transportation ’s delivers freight to 13 Midwestern Gray Family states. Gray Transportation  utilizes their own trucking assets along with their regional transportation partners to meet the freight needs of their customers.

Hawkeye Logistics was founded by owner LeRoy Gray as a division of Gray Transportation  in1984.  Like Gray Transportation , Hawkeye Logistics provides transportation of goods in temperature-controlled and dry van trailers.

As the company has grown over the years, LeRoy has brought in family members to help manage the freight trucking company. LeRoy’s son Darrin is the President of Gray Transportation , and LeRoy’s daughter Margo helps Darrin with safety and compliance.

The goal of Gray Transportation  and Hawkeye Logistics is now and has always been to build and maintain long term relationships that our customers and freight carriers can depend on. If your company could benefit from working with a reliable and friendly freight trucking company like Gray Transportation , please contact Gray Transportation  for further information about their company, commodities shipped and freight rates.

Please contact Gray Transportation  or call us at 319-234-3930 or 800-234-3930 to get information about our product delivery services or about becoming a Gray Transportation  driver