Born and raised in Wimbledon, North Dakota to a truck driving and farming family, Floyd Blinsky, knew early in his life that he wanted his own company and set about making his dream a reality.
In 1977, with a million and a half miles behind the wheel working for others, he and his wife, Pam began their life-long journey by founding Floyd Blinsky Trucking, Inc. in Billings, Montana. Over the next ten years, Floyd Blinsky Trucking, Inc., grew to a fleet of five tractors and trailers.
In 1987, with an eye on growth, Floyd and Pam decided to relocate their thriving business to Yakima, WA, in 1987. Having a clear understanding of the importance of driver satisfaction, they believed that capitalizing on the weekly produce loads leaving Washington State, drivers could have more quality home time. During that time, they transitioned from flatbeds to a predominately refrigerated fleet.
In 2014, Floyd and Pam announced that they would be semi-retiring. Pam stepped down from the role of Vice President and Matt Blinsky, Floyd and Pam's youngest son, stepped up. Matt had worked in nearly every area of the company - from washing trucks and yard clean up as a teenager to driving and dispatching in his early 20's to Operations Manager in his mid-20's - until accepting the role of Vice President. Company employees still enjoy seeing Floyd around the office and in the yard to tease him about in his new role as "Maintenance Man".
Over the years, with focused and controlled growth, Floyd Blinsky Trucking, Inc., has maintained a safety and maintenance record praised by the insurance industry, and has developed a top notch organization known throughout the industry for excellent customer service, efficiency, and dependability.
Getting back to the roots of the company, in the fall of 2015, five new Peterbilt tractors and six new trailer sets were purchased to establish a flatbed division to provide diversity for the company. Within a year, an additional three trucks and trailers were added to the fleet.
2019 brought additional diversification to our organization as we purchased specialized equipment (straddle trailers, curtain vans, and flatbeds) to accommodate fruit hauls into a local fruit processing plant. We also expanded our dispatching capabilities by implementing McLeod LoadMaster, a powerful dispatching and accounting software suite.