The Evolution of Freymiller: A Journey of Growth and Innovation

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Freymiller Trucking has been a leader in the transportation industry for over five decades. During that time, we’ve seen tremendous growth and evolution from our humble beginnings as a small business to one of the largest trucking companies in the United States. Here is a quick overview of the last 50 years at Freymiller.


This is the year Don Freymiller, our founder, bought his first truck. He grew up on a Wisconsin dairy farm, and with a young family of his own in 1986, he wanted an opportunity to better provide for them.


After 12 years of hard work, determination, and dedication, Don had grown substantially from that one truck. He established Freymiller Trucking, which boasted a 56-truck fleet. And, he had found a specialty: hauling temperature-controlled freight. Don created the strong family atmosphere that would persist for generations at Freymiller, where we know everyone by name and uphold our longstanding company-wide policy of treating others as we would like to be treated. 

Present day

Over 50 years since its beginning, Freymiller is still family owned and operated, with a second generation joining our mission of always going the extra mile for every customer. Headquartered in Oklahoma City, Oka., Freymiller stands out from the rest because of you: Our dedicated team of employees, drivers, and contractors who work hard to provide our customers with exceptional service and safety on every load. Now, every customer, driver, and employee is backed by the strength of a half-century of experience and our solid, reliable financial position.

Our goal is always to provide top-notch service, supported by a team of professionals who cultivate an environment invested in innovative thinking and problem-solving. Our team is full of highly qualified and motivated members devoted to operating safe and well-maintained equipment and technology that improves productivity and safety. This commitment to a Safety-First culture has gotten us far, and we were honored to be named Oklahoma’s Safest Fleet in 2023.

Our future

In 1968, Freymiller’s core values began to take shape with the purchase of that first truck. Safety, professionalism, integrity, and excellence have driven us for over 50 years and allowed us to become North America’s leading trucking company, providing customers with the most reliable temperature-controlled equipment and time-sensitive service. But what drives us more than anything? Quality, and doing what’s right. We’re proud of the long-term relationships we’ve created with our customers, team members, and vendors and look forward to the future at Freymiller.

Come be part of the 50 years of professionalism, integrity, and excellence. Learn more about our driving opportunities today.

Behind the Wheel: Stories from the Road – Unveiling the Adventures of Our Truckers

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Truck driving is more than a profession, it’s a way of life. Professional drivers are an essential part of the American economy and keep the supply chain moving. But aside from their critical role in society, truckers also live a unique lifestyle filled with adventures and challenges. We asked some CDL-A drivers to share their most memorable stories from the road, showcasing the excitement of trucking.

This driver got a once-in-a-lifetime view of a satellite!

“First time I saw a Starlink satellite overnight right after they launched. Thought I was witnessing a real-life non-terrestrial spacecraft, I remember repeatedly smashing the dashcam button, but the angle was too high to catch it. Was between Champaign, Ill., and Kankakee, Ill.”

Some unexpected horsin’ around…

 “I was on the New Jersey turnpike at about 3 am with a load of pork coming out of PA. I’m just driving along, singing along to the radio, when I notice a shadow way up in high beams. I start slowing down and try to figure out what this thing is. I thought maybe it was a deer or something. No, it wasn’t a deer; it was a horse. There was a horse trotting down the interstate.”

This driver relearned the meaning of early bird gets the worm.

“After running hard for a couple of days, I pulled onto a get-on ramp on I-70 in Kansas for a short power nap about one hour before sunset. I got into the sleeper and left the curtain open a little. Just as the sun was on the horizon, I woke up thinking I’d slept all night, and this was sunrise, and I was late! I jumped into the driver’s seat barefooted… it took a few miles for me to compute, I was heading westbound into a SETTING SUN, and I hadn’t slept all night.”

Getting on the wrong side of the tracks…

“I was making a delivery and was crossing the train tracks in a strange town. Along the tracks were those cone-shaped pine trees used as windbreakers or privacy walls. I couldn’t see through them at all because they were so thick. Slowly, I crossed the tracks. There were no red lights flashing, the oncoming traffic was blasting through there, and I had no reason to believe it wasn’t safe to cross. Needless to say, I began crossing the tracks. Immediately past the trees, I looked left and saw a train, with its light on, coming at me from about 40 yards away! I could feel the engine thumping. I gunned it! In an automatic, this means you go nowhere fast. Fortunately for me, I made it. Barely! I looked back over my shoulder and saw that it was a stupid rail yard, and they were doing a turnaround and had parked that train there out of the way. It sucked. Big time!”

Truck drivers are essential to our nation, and it’s important to recognize and share their incredible stories. At Freymiller, we reward that hard work and dedication. Learn more about our driving opportunities today.