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Howell's Motor Freight, Inc. is a family-owned and operated company that treats its employees and independent contractors like family. We're proud to have been in business for over sixty years and proud of our QUALITY PEOPLE who provide QUALITY SERVICE to our customers.

Founded in 1957, Howell's Motor Freight, Inc. is a privately held, Virginia based freight carrier providing refrigerated, dry and frozen truckload and distribution services primarily to the wholesale/retail food and grocery industry and its suppliers. Howell's proud, professional approach to business and its dedication to providing only the highest quality service has attracted and maintained a long list of satisfied customers that includes Hershey Chocolate, M&M/Mars, Nestle, Marzetti, Wrigley, Pfizer and Pella.Howell's Truck in Stained Glass

Howell's currently operates 200 company-owned power units and 450 refrigerated trailers. The entire fleet is constantly upgraded to provide the high quality, consistent performance customers require and deserve. Every Howell's Truckload Division truck is equipped with the Qualcomm OmniTRACS satellite communications system that allows constant two-way communications and tracking. The trailer fleet includes 53' equipment.

Howell's terminals in Roanoke, VA, Portsmouth, VA, Raleigh, NC, Charlotte, NC, Atlanta, GA and Columbia, SC, provide full service pool and LTL distribution as well as support for the truckload/linehaul division. The truckload/linehaul division operates in a territory that encompasses the states of AL, DE, GA, IL, IN, KY, MD, MO, NC, NJ, OH, PA, SC, TN, VA and WV. Please click the Operations link for more information.

Safety is the top priority at Howell's. Through prudent hiring, continual training, incentives and strong operational support Howell's enjoys a very high driver retention rate. This has produced very low loss ratios and accident frequency contributing significantly to Howell's long-standing, stable financial record.

Every day Howell's promotes a proud, positive atmosphere among all employees. That team, along with a constant emphasis on cost-efficient operations, delivers flexible and consistently high service levels. Howell's also strives to develop close, responsive relationships with all of its customers working to succeed and grow together. Please see our Drivers page for more information.

Through the combination of terminal distribution, truckload/linehaul services, reliable temperature-controlled equipment and a positive, progressive team, Howell's is uniquely willing and able to provide dependable, creative solutions for shipper requirements.



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