Our story began in the late 1950s when our founder's father G. H. Bemis returned home from the Army and started an LTL business with one truck and a trailer. G. H.’s sister Carol handled the phones and other office duties while G. H. peddled freight.
Part of his route was Peoria, Illinois, where he met his future wife Bev. They had three children, Brenda, Glenn, and Tim. In the 1980s, deregulation in transportation opened up opportunities in the truckload sector. As the family sat around their kitchen table, they decided to get into the truckload business. They also decided on a name that reflected their family values: Sisbro, a combination of sister and brother.
The business grew and in 1990, Sisbro became part of an organization to grow our customer base and take advantage of new technology but keep the name Sisbro and maintain our identity as a family oriented business.
Based in Quincy, Illinois, the primary focus of Sisbro is to serve customers in a 17 state Midwest region. Expanded coverage is available upon request. We offer a wide variety of transportation, trucking, warehouse, and cross dock services. This includes regular contract and dedicated driver and equipment operations in all areas of industry. Perishables, building materials, industrial, general commodities, paper, animal feed, and packaging are some examples.
Our fleet has grown with outstanding driver personnel behind the wheel. These dedicated drivers are the key to our continued success and will be vital to our growth. Future plans include the expansion of our fleet size with experienced personnel. This will enable us to continue to provide the high standard of service that our customers have come to expect from Sisbro.
Meet The Team
Glenn was born into the industry, working in his father’s LTL business. In 1982, he became the General Manager of Sisbro. Glenn is active in the community, serving as a board member for the Great River Economic Development Foundation and the Quincy YMCA. He’s also a member of the Illinois Chamber of Commerce, Midwest Truckers, Quincy Area Chamber of Commerce, and the NFIB.