Over 70 years of premier transportation service to North American.


Company Information


Short Freight Lines, Inc. was founded in 1932 by Raymond Holis Short, Sr. and was incorporated in 1947. During our near-seventy-five year history we have remained family-owned, and have provided all types of truck-load and less-than-truck load freight hauling services. Our company's home office is based in Bay City, Michigan, and each member of Short Freight Lines, Inc.'s upper-management staff averages over 30 years of experience in the transportation industry. Our company is managed by the second and third generations of the Short Family. Other company terminals and offices are located in Toledo, Ohio and Birch Run, Michigan. Short Freight Lines, Inc.'s area of operation stretches throughout all of the continental United States and Ontario, Canada.

Since our company's inception, it has been our first and foremost priority to provide the transportation industry with the highest quality of on-time service. Our company has a growing fleet of experienced owner-operators and fleet owners, and we specialize in the delivery of dry freight on a "just-in-time" basis. Our company offers its customers piece-of-mind by providing 24 hour, seven day-a-week accessibility to an on-site member of our operations department. Quality service and customer satisfaction are by far the most tantamount facets of our business philosophy. We hold an ISO 9001:2000 quality certification, and have striven very hard to meet the rigorous standards of this program. In turn, our customers benefit from the end result. That result is our effective ability to provide our customers with the most professional and reliable transportation service available.


We consider ourselves a company of exemplary performance in this nation's trucking industry. Few carriers can meet, or exceed the levels of service that we have time-after-time delivered to our customers. Compare for yourself, we guarantee that you will receive the best possible service!




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