Sherman Bros Trucking was founded in 1969 when Leroy Sherman purchased William’s Transfer Co.; a moving and storage company and an agency for Mayflower Transit. The agency specialized in hauling locally and used Mayflower for long haul and international movements.
Keith Sherman, Leroy’s brother, joined the company in 1971 after serving in the army. The agency owned general commodity trucks which were divested from the moving and storage agency in 1975 giving birth to S.B., Inc. dba Sherman Bros. Heavy Trucking.
Bart Sherman, one of Leroy’s sons, joined the company in 1987 after several years with Coopers and Lybrand. The moving and storage agencies were sold in 1995 in order to focus on specialized trucking. Keith’s sales skills, combined with Leroy’s financial expertise, helped grow and strengthen the company until Leroy’s 2002 retirement.
Upon Leroy’s retirement, Bart became a partner and President of the company. Keith Sherman continued as the other partner until his retirement at the end of 2006. Since that time Bart Sherman has been the second generation sole stockholder. Under Bart’s leadership, Sherman Bros. continues to operate as a family-run and family-oriented enterprise.
Currently, Sherman Bros. is formed into several Business Units; designed to best meet customer demands. Top management consists of:
Director of Flatbed Operations: Dave Carey
Director of Liquid Bulk Operations: Randy Coats
Business Unit Manager: Sean Adkisson
Areas: Western 11 states
Primary commodities: Steel and building materials
Business Unit Manager: Luis Campos
Areas: Western 11 states
Primary commodities: Glass (crated, stoce and double drop)
Business Unit Manager: Cindy Kulm
Areas: Oregon, Washington, Utah, Idaho, Wyoming, Montana and Western Canada.
Equipment: 53 foot 4 axle trailers, 3 axle tractors, stretch trailers, A and B Trains, dump trucks
Primary commodities: wallboard, steel, equipment, building materials and agriculture.
Business Unit Manager: Curtis Fuller
Areas: Western 11 States
Equipment: 5 – 10 axles, stretch trailers, single and double drops, stretch double drop
Commodities: construction, agriculture, logging, dock movements and tow-aways
Business Unit Manager OR: Kris Sherman
Business Unit Manager AR: Randy Coats
Areas: 48 states with emphasis along I-5 corridor and Canada with terminals in Harrisburg, OR and El Dorado, AR.
Equipment: 5000-7500 gallon semi trailers, along with large truck/trailers and maxi sets in Western states and provinces
Primary commodities: diverse list of liquid chemicals, paints, wood adhesive resins, asphalt, wastes, leachate water, methanol, fuels and oils.
Business Unit Manager: Corey Moran
Areas, 48 states and Canada
Equipment: SBI strives to provide customers with total logistics services. SBI's own assets, coupled with the strategic partnering of other carriers, allows us to best service the dynamic requirements of our extensive customer base. Our partner carrier development efforts are focused primarily on dedicated carriers while supplementing with additional partner carriers, depending on the specific needs of the customer.
S.B., Inc. also has a division pertaining to LTL services.