Crosby Trucking started in 1947 when Raymond H Crosby purchased a 1-1/2 ton Chevrolet pickup truck, which he used to haul milk to the old Staunton Creamery. In 1968, his sons, Hunter and Jeff, began hauling agricultural supplies and livestock with one straight truck.
In 1972, Crosby Trucking started hauling steel products and added two tractors and trailers and began operating under a leasing authority. On May 31, 1979, Crosby Trucking formed a Corporation with 15 units and began operating with General Commodity authority in 48 states. By 1982, Crosby Trucking Service had outgrown their terminal in Staunton VA and the entire business was moved to Mt. Sidney, VA where it continues as the home of the corporate offices.
As business continued to grow, a second terminal was opened in 1986 located in Shrewsbury, MA. With the continual growth came the need in 1990 to open a terminal in Charlotte, NC. During this same year the facilities at Mt Sidney were expanded to add office space and a larger truck repair shop. In 1999 we opened our fourth terminal in Evansville, IN. 2004 saw the opening of our fifth terminal in Sidney OH and the completion of a trailer repair facility in Mt Sidney VA. By 2006 we had outgrown the terminal in Sidney OH and relocated to a new terminal that included shop space for doing our own service and repairs. The need for another shop facility became clear as our fleet grew and in 2008 a building was purchased in Evansville IN to be used for equipment repair and maintenance.
Today we continue to grow because of the family values that were instilled in the company during the early years. From our small beginnings in 1947 with two employees and one truck, we have grown to over 200 employees with over 150 trucks. Even with all of the changes and growth we have experienced over the years, our goal to provide superior service at a reasonable cost continues as a primary focus of the company.
“What we owe our success to is the fact that we have a strong family. Everybody has a job to do in the business and they’ve done it. In a time when other trucking companies have gone out of business, we’ve been able to stay in it and succeed because it’s a family company”
Raymond H Crosby
(1929 – 2009)