About Us

60 Years of History

Trans-United, Inc. was started in 1964 by a group out of Texas. In 1978, the operating authority and contracts were purchased by Charles and Ami Fleming out of the Chicagoland area. Charles and Ami built upon their transportation experience, transporting steel and other commodities while operating out of the Chicago, IL. area.

In 1997, Jeff Fleming acquired Trans-United, Inc. from his parents Charles, and Ami Fleming with the goal of maintaining the old school mindset of providing service backed by integrity and grit needed to overcome challenges the trucking industry presents.

Today, Trans-United Specialized Hauling’s headquarters is in Burns Harbor, IN. Alongside the corporate office, the HQ features a diesel mechanic shop, fabrication shop, and storage and transfer services.

The fleet is made up of company owned assets and leased owner operators. Equipment ranges from enclosed Dry Van and Conestoga trailers to open deck Flatbed, Stepdeck, and RGN trailers capable of multi-axle and stretch configurations. The fleets diversity allows a shipper to have one transportation partner who provides service across all transportation needs.

Trans-United Logistics, located within the corporate office, works with outside carriers to provide additional capacity. Working with outside carriers provides service with shorter notice and adds capacity for large scale projects that demand Trans-United quality management. This diversity of equipment and service offering allows Trans-United to service the transportation needs of any industry.

Specialized Crane and Rigging Association Award

Trans-United is one of the top 50 specialized carriers in North America as awarded by American Crane & Transport. The award of North America’s Largest Specialized Transportation Companies is recognized industry wide as an accurate depiction of specialized trucking companies across North America. For us, this means our hard work to be a provider of quality service has seen some pay off. For our customers, it means they are working with a carrier who has the ability to handle their freight and exceed expectations. For our drivers, it means we have the equipment and know how to enable them to be the best driver they can be.

We couldn’t do this with out having a great fleet of drivers. Drivers are the backbone of the industry, and supporting drivers so they are successful means ensuring success to our customers who simply want reliable and consistent service.

Jeff Fleming, President/CEO on the origins of T-U and how we become known for our All-American culture.

Trans-United Specialized Hauling