At a glance, the transportation industry seems simple. Get your cargo from point A to point B in the most time and cost-efficient manner possible, but, there are a lot of things that go into providing our customers the best service the transportation industry has to offer. With strategic terminals, warehousing, and 24-hour service, Sharkey Transportation continues to be an industry leader in providing our customers with the best logistic solutions possible.
Time and miles equal money in the transportation industry. That’s why Sharkey Transportation operates 14 terminals strategically located throughout our service area. Ten of these include full service shop facilities. What does this mean for our customers? These terminals allow for flexible drop and hook for our drivers, creating more efficient handling of your cargo while reducing risk and expediting your shipment. These terminals help make our company highly efficient and allow us to provide you with the best pricing possible for your transportation needs.
List of Terminal Locations:
(* with shop facilities)
- Quincy, IL (3) *
- Decatur, IL *
- Aurora, IL
- Beardstown, IL *
- Galesburg, IL *
- Burlington, IA
- Ft. Madison, IA
- Iowa City, IA
- Kansas City, KS *
- Hannibal, MO *
- Milan, MO *
- Cape Girardeau, MO *
Sharkey Transportation makes safety a priority and we take it very seriously. In today’s world, excellent service demands that our drivers and the people supporting our drivers never take their collective eyes away from following the proper safe driving practices and taking the appropriate cargo security measures. Over the years, we have continually worked to make the trucks at Sharkey Transportation the standard for driver comfort and safety. The technology aboard our trucks has been placed there because we want our drivers to focus on the job at hand – keeping themselves and our customers’ cargo safe. Without the proper respect for safety, it is impossible to achieve the levels of service excellence that our drivers have established. Safety is continuous so Sharkey Transportation continues to develop and enhance our safety procedures to ensure that our drivers arrive safely to their destination with your cargo.
Sharkey Transportation operates over one million square feet of warehouse space for our customers to utilize, which is easily accessible for their convenience. We provide both full-service and space-only warehousing – just another great reason to work with Sharkey.
Sometimes buying isn’t the best option. Sharkey Transportation makes it easy to lease quality equipment tailored to fit a variety of needs at affordable prices. We offer an extensive selection of late model Mack equipment, air-ride vans, dry vans, reefers, and flat beds that are all serviced and maintained by our in-house ASE certified mechanics. Both long and short-term leasing options are available for trucks/trailers. Contact us today for flexible leasing options to meet your needs.
24hr Truck Tracking
Our customers want the ability to track their shipments. We give them that ability with our 24-hour truck tracking service. We use the latest technology to provide accurate and real-time tracking information, giving you peace-of-mind that your shipment is going to arrive on time as promised. This is just another way Sharkey Transportation provides our customers with the best customer service possible.
The transportation industry isn’t your normal nine-to-five business. That’s why Sharkey Transportation has customer service representatives and dispatchers available 24 hours/day, seven days/week, ensuring our customers and drivers get the service and information they need to get the job done around the clock.
At Sharkey Transportation, we go the extra mile to serve our customers by locating dispatch offices at select locations. The services we provide at our shipping offices include: checking trucks in/out, printing bills of lading, and checking trailer seals to ensure the customer is getting the correct product. All of this is offered in order to ensure accurate and efficient deliveries to our customers – just another advantage of working with Sharkey Transportation.
Sharkey Transportation has numerous drop lots maintained throughout our service area in order to allow drivers greater freight flexibility and to ensure on-time delivery.