WITH OUR BACKGROUND,
WE ALWAYS OUT-TRUCK
NEVER SLOW DOWN OR MISS A BEAT.
HOW WE STARTED
A 2nd generation trucker, our founder grew up as a part of the industry. That’s where the Southport story starts. It’s a story that continues to grow, maintaining a different philosophy towards trucking, one that’s focused on people over product.
A BUCKET-OF-SHRIMP IDEA
Southport Trucking was inspired on the back deck of the best raw bar in Fort Lauderdale, FL in 2004. By 2008, the dream was made official with the company’s first truck.
Founded at the onset of the financial recession and battling a surplus of truckers and record high fuel prices, Southport relied on a lean fleet and a superior trucking experience in order to establish itself.
Word traveled of the West Michigan company with reliable trucks, loyal crews and steady growth, setting Southport Trucking apart as a community of drivers with a strong sense of ourselves, building a presence around the nation.
ALWAYS BE DIRECT
We are direct with our policies, routes, and delivery dates—we run efficiently and do not create any run-around for clients or drivers.
We strive to earn loyalty with our clients with valuable and timely cargo from our employees with fair pay, mileage, and vacations.
We know what is most important for our drivers. We work hard to ensure every driver is home every week and support married driving teams.
CARE FOR OUR OWN
Keeping fleet current, keeping financial discretion, and recognizing hard work are crucial for clients, employees, and trucks.
A SOLID HOME BASE
Based in Holland, MI, we are unashamed snowbirds, eager to carry freight in the sunshine and warmth as often as we can.