Our History

1932
The Watkins family started Watkins Motor Lines, a trucking business that served as their entry into the industry.
1948
Highway Transport was founded in Knoxville, Tennessee.
1963
The Watkins family purchased Highway Transport.
1992
Highway Transport expanded services to Canada.
1998
Highway Transport began Logistics operations.
2002
Highway Transport rebuilt and expanded their service center in La Porte, Texas.
2008
Highway Transport re-branded to create an entirely new identity.
2017
Highway Transport is awarded Carrier of the Year by Dow Chemical
2018
Highway Transport launched their 70th anniversary social media campaign under the hashtag #HighwayRocks70; a commemorative video can be found here.
2019
Highway Transport Logistics is honored to receive the Responsible Care® Partner of the Year Award. The Responsible Care® organization recognizes partners with superb performance and safety records involved in the transportation of chemicals.

 

Safety Focused. Quality Driven.

Since 1948

 

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