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 fifty-five 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
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
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
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
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.