Thomas E. Keller Trucking, known as Keller Trucking, began in 1978, and we’ve come a long way since that single tractor and trailer. Over the years we’ve developed strong customer relationships by creating personalized solutions through our ability to adjust to the industry’s ever-changing demands. Because of our commitment to both our customers and our drivers, we’ve been able to grow our fleet to over 300 tractors and 1000 trailers.
Despite this amazing growth in 44 years, we take pride in knowing each and every one of our drivers by name and having a “family-first” mentality with safety as our number one goal.
Staying true to these founding principles has helped us to be recognized as one of the “Best Fleets to Drive For,” by the TCA for the past six years. We listen to our drivers and recognize that home time and a steady, living wage is important. We always do our best to work with our drivers so they have the quality of life they deserve.
2018 – 2023 “BEST FLEETS TO DRIVE FOR”
“Best Fleets” recognition six consecutive years and counting!
For the last six years, the Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) and CarriersEdge recognized us as one of the “Best Fleets to Drive For” (2018-2023). We were one of the 20 for-hire trucking companies in all of North America that were recognized for providing exemplary work environments for their professional truck drivers and independent contractors. Even fewer companies have been recognized multiple, consecutive years.
2017 PRESIDENTS AWARD
We were presented with the 2017 President’s Award – Small Fleet Category. This award is given to the top trucking company in the state of Ohio.
2017 – 2020 OHIO TRUCKING ASSOCIATION | GREAT WEST SAFETY AWARD
The Ohio Trucking Association (OTA) has recognized us for having the best safety record in our class over the past four years.
SMARTWAY CARRIER RECOGNITION
We were recognized as SmartWay High Performer Status. Just over 2% of SmartWay carriers operate so clean and efficient that they make the High Performers list for all metrics.
VETERANS SERVICE COMMISSIONERS AWARD
Bryan Keller, CEO, was honored with the Ohio State Association of County Veterans Service Commissioners Award; the first non-veteran, private citizen to earn it due to his work with Operation K.A.V.I.C.
WIT TOP COMPANY FOR WOMEN TO WORK FOR IN TRANSPORTATION
In 2019, Women in Trucking’s (WIT) official magazine, “Redefining the Road,” announced Keller Trucking as one of the top companies for women to work for in the transportation industry. More than 150 nominations and nearly 11,000 votes identified the 86 companies on the list. To be considered, a company needs to exhibit several features; competitive compensation and benefits, career advancement opportunities, flexible hours, professional development opportunities and a corporate culture that fosters gender diversity. Read More…
2018 OTA DRIVER OF THE YEAR FINALIST
Our very own, Bart Wilhelm, was recognized by the OTA (Ohio Trucking Association) as being one of the best Professional Truck Drivers in all of Ohio.
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Thomas E. Keller Trucking, Inc. | 24862 Elliott Road | Defiance, Ohio 43512