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About J.S. Helwig & Son

J.S. Helwig & Son is a refrigerated freight company serving customers of temperature controlled and time sensitive traffic with safe and efficient transportation services. As a SmartWay Transport Partner, our top-of-the-line equipment utilizes the latest technology available today in a refrigerated trucking company. With approximately 300 tractors and 450 temperature controlled trailers, our 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.

As one of the nation’s leading refrigerated freight companies, J.S. Helwig & Son’s primary goals are on-time delivery, on-time pickup and consistent communication with our customers. Our continued commitment to excellence has enabled us to be honored as: 

  • 5-time recipient of Tyson Foods' "Top Carriers" award
  • Cargill's "Top Refrigerated Motor Carrier" in the 4th quarter of 2015-2016
  • Nestle Waters' "Southwest Region Best New Carrier" in 2015

A Refrigerated Freight Company Focused on Integrity and Respect

As a leading refrigerated trucking company, all of the J.S Helwig & Son employees are dedicated to customer satisfaction and superior service. In 1984, James Helwig, current Owner, President and CEO, began 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, team and owner operators, which offers flexibility to adjust to our customer’s needs. All of our employees are trained and motivated to provide excellent customer service and a safe operation 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.

A Refrigerated Trucking Company Based Around Safety and Trust

refrigerated-trucking-companyWith a fleet of approximately 300 power units and 450 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.

J.S. Helwig & Son Hires the Most Professional Drivers

J.S. Helwig & Son is committed to the safe and efficient operation of our company and that mission can only be accomplished by the hiring and retention of the most professional drivers. James Helwig and our management and recruiting teams strive to provide the best driving careers in the nation for both company drivers and owner operators.

Driver retention is very important to all of us at J.S. Helwig & Son. We offer our drivers a family-oriented environment with respect and safety. We are proud to say we hire only the best drivers in the country, not just anyone with a commercial license (CDL).