About Hribar Logistics
Hribar Logistics has been delivering excellence since 1949, over sixty years ago. Today, we continue to expand and diversify to meet the ever-changing needs of our customers. With a full fleet of company trucks and several contracted owner operators, Hribar had become one of the largest fleet-owned dump and pneumatic tank carriers in the area. We continue to handle bulk material, aggregate material and salt, contaminated soil, recyclables, landscaping materials, and even a host of specialty and flatbed products and services.
At Hribar Logistics, we consider every day to be an opportunity to meet and exceed the needs of our customers — our partners.
1914 - 1958
The Hribar Family Farm
The Beginning of a Trucking Company
1961 - 1963
Invention of the "Pup Trailer"
1967 - 1977
Hribar Materials - Aggregates Provider
1979 - 1992
Amston Inc. Is Created
1998 - 2002
Acquisition of Jim Halverson, LLC
2003 - Today
Lee Hribar Retires
A Full Service Transportation Provider
Why Hribar Logistics?
As a full-service transportation provider, we're equipped to handle a variety of needs and are committed to building stable, long-term relationships with our customers. With over half a century of service, Hribar Logistics provides the confidence you need.
As a full-service logistics company, and as a devoted partner, we maintain a tremendous focus on the needs of our customers. We have enabled our partners to cost effectively manage and expedite the distribution of their products through the implementation of new technologies and processes.
It is our philosophy, and our culture, to conduct our operation as though we are your own private carrier. You should consider us as such in your daily dealings and in your expectations of us. Your interests are our top priority. We will exceed your expectations.
Flexibility & Synergy
Over the years, we have successfully replaced the carriers of some of our customers, resulting in improvements to the transportation and storage of their materials. We strive to synergize with our partners, always looking for ways to improve efficiency and productivity. We also provide the flexibility to meet volume highs and lows, as necessary.
The first example was in 1998 with the acquisition of the Tewes Transportation Group. The transition was seamless, as Tewes terminated their relationship on a Friday, and we began our service that following Monday. We started with two trucks and 11 steel tankers running in the Wisconsin market. The steel tankers were later replaced with aluminum tankers, providing a 15% increase in payload. We also increased productivity by decreasing offload time by 50%. During this time, we were able to consolidate five separate carriers into one, as we continued to effectively serve our customer’s requests.
Innovation is the catalyst for progress. At Hribar Logistics, we are always searching for new ways to improve the reliability, efficiency, and timeliness to better serve your needs. Over the years, we have invested in several different styles of equipment and are quick to diversify to meet the ever-changing needs of our industry and our customers. Planning and equipment optimization are crucial for effectively serving your volume, response requirements, and market demands.
One example of an industry advance under our review is the pneumatic-bottom dump trailer. This trailer would give us the ability to deliver one pneumatic product and load aggregate or other material in the center bottom dump segment for multiple and diverse shipments.
We strive to provide timely and accurate dispatch and billing of your loads. We have invested heavily in new hardware and software systems to enhance the value we provide to our partners. These systems allow us to expedite accurate invoice processing on your end through the electronic scanning, storage, and transmission of tickets via email or fax.
Our trucks are equipped with real-time tracking through PeopleNet, an invaluable tool for ensuring timely deliveries. We know that timing of load deliveries is important in order to avoid idle crews. Real-time status information allows us to work in concert with our customers to optimize all resources involved in a job without having to rely on driver status calls.
We have also implemented EDI with our customers to eliminate double entry of tickets on the customer’s side and can transmit this information directly into your system from ours.
Hribar embraces safety as a top priority. Our Safety and Loss Prevention Policy, signed by our President, states in part that “…safety will be the determining factor in all phases of operations…(it) comes before all other duties of our employees…Since no amount of regret or second guessing can un-do the tragedy and waste of an accident, we will do everything possible to make our operations safe and injury free.” As part of our on-going safety awareness, we have safety award programs with our drivers and incorporate safety as a measurable criterion in our management review process.
Hribar Logistics has a proven track record when it comes to meeting our customers’ transportation needs. Years of cooperative effort have enabled us to learn our customers’ operations and equip ourselves accordingly, resulting in the most efficient and effective service possible.
We make ourselves available at any time of the day so we can respond to your schedule changes as they occur. Our driver composition, including both union and non-union drivers, ensures availability at all times and in all situations.
We are always paying attention to the needs of our customers to make sure we adapt and are able to offer new opportunities.
Independence & Longevity
Hribar can offer you assurance that we are truly an independent contractor, with no hidden agendas, conflicts, or interests other than serving our customers in the best possible way. We have no ties to the ready mix industry and, as a result, serve all of our customers with the same high level of service and integrity that they deserve.
We are also financially sound, with over sixty years under our belts and the highest possible credit rating from D&B. We have an experienced workforce with a turnover rate well below average. We look to continue operating in this positive, sustainable, and financially sound fashion.