The Strength of Three Companies
When Jim Smith bought Fikes Truck Line in 1981, he started with just eleven contractors hauling shipments within the state of Arkansas. Company lore had Jim driving through the neighboring towns, meeting potential owner operators and asking them to sign on with Fikes.
For many of our first owner operators, leasing to Fikes became more than a contract. Jim Smithâ€™s personal investment in their success encouraged them to make Fikes a career, including several members of Fikes' management team who got their start hauling loads for Fikes.
Today, the Fikes Family of Companies offers profitable contracts and driving jobs to trucking professionals with choices about when and where you run, and the types of commodities you haul.
- Fikes Truck Line is a premier open deck specialist, offering flatbed and heavy haul capacity, including side kits and drop decks through a 100% owner operator fleet;
- FTL Logistics was launched in 2009 to better serve the diversified needs of customers. Our Logistic team covers in-bound and out-bound loads on any type of equipment through partnerships with qualified carriers and agents; and
- FTL Custom Commodities followed in 2011 offering Refrigerated capacity through a fleet of company drivers and owner operators.
At Fikes youâ€™ll find people who have been with the company since Jim Smith first bought the company in 1981. Contractors who signed on the company and never looked back. Executives and Managers who started their careers by leasing their trucks to Fikes.