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 made the decision to get into the truckload business with 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 that allowed us to grow our customer base and take advantage of new technology… but we kept the name Sisbro … maintaining our identity as a family oriented business.
Based in Quincy Illinois, the primary focus of Sisbro, Incorporated is serving customers in a 17 state Midwest region, with expanded coverage available upon request from our customers. We offer a wide variety of transportation, trucking, warehouse and cross-dock services in order to serve our customers in a variety of ways. This includes regular contract trucking services and dedicated driver and equipment operations in all areas of industry including, but not limited to, grocery-perishable, building materials, industrial, general commodities, paper, animal feed and packaging companies.
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.