Doug and Kathy graduate. Doug buys a truck and begins hauling grain locally in SW Minnesota.
“The Bradleys” begin hauling live turkeys from farms all over the Midwest back to Swift in Marshall, MN.
Doug and Kathy move to Marshall, MN.
Doug Bradley Trucking starts hauling Over The Road for Schwans Ice Cream in Marshall, MN.
Following the growth of the OTR business with Schwans, and all the hauling that was being done into Salina, Doug & Kathy headed 450 miles South to Kansas and opened a terminal in Salina. It would later become the corporate office.
DBTI starts buying some dry vans to use along with the fleet of reefers. The freight paid just as well. The trailers were less expensive and the drivers appreciated the “Normal Business Hours” delivery schedules of our new customer Exide Batteries.
DBTI wins the contract to be the Dedicated Carrier for all inbound parts for AGCO North America and soon thereafter opens a terminal in Jackson, MN.
DBTI buys out E.S. Wilson Transport, Inc. of Abilene, KS while adding a customer ADM Animal Nutrition hauling cattle feed in pneumatic trailers from a new trucking terminal in Abilene, KS.
DBTI buys out Kustom Karriers of Newton, KS. Adding 50 trucks, a trucking terminal and 75,000 sq. ft. of warehouse space.
Now with 7 locations and still closely managed by the Bradley family, Doug Bradley Trucking, Inc. celebrates 50 years!
Our story is one of perseverance, integrity and true grit
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We don’t take our success for granted, and believe that true gratitude is something that should be shown and not just talked about.
We are proud to support the Kansas-based Love Chloe Foundation, which supports families dealing with childhood cancer.
In addition, we proudly support the following national charitable organizations:
The cities and towns we work in are way more than points on a map. They are places our people call home. They have lifted us up, and we are happy to return the favor.
DBTI president Jamie Bradley made a trip to the Kansas School for the Deaf in Kansas City to educate the students about the life of a trucker.
DBTI helps kick off the Christmas season with the parade of lights in Salina, KS. A season about celebrating the birth of Christ.
A crew of DBTI staff helped deliver and unload a shipment of stuffed monkeys for the Love Chloe Foundation in Salina, KS.
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