About Us

Big Rigs Inc. specializes in providing freight shipping solutions whenever and wherever you need them. As an independent Landstar agency, we have access to one of the largest logistics networks in the industry, which means your business has access to this vast network too.

We are committed to providing our customers with quality service. We will work closely with you to develop the best logistics plan for your supply chain. After all, the success of our company is based on your success.

In addition to our commitment to quality service, we are dedicated to safety. Every independent Landstar agency has a Landstar Safety Officer (LSO) on staff. LSOs support customer safety initiatives and promote overall safe, secure, compliant deliveries.

You can trust that Big Rigs Inc. will keep your supply chain moving and get your freight delivered safely and on-time.

Big Rigs Inc. - Independent Agent of Landstar Ranger

We specialize in repositioning empty equipment for steamship companies, railroads and container rental & storage companies via trucks pulling flatbed and step deck trailers, moving from and to all points in the USA and Canada.

Big Rigs Inc. of Simi Valley, California evolved from Hardinger Systems which was founded in September of 1995, then was incorporated in 2002. Effective May 30, 2013, we became an Independent Agency of Landstar Ranger.

Family owned and operated from inception, Big Rigs Inc. is still a company that makes your every move our personal mission. Utilizing over 70 years of combined experience in the intermodal and truck transportation business, we strive to exceed the expectations of our customers and always try to do the job better at a reasonable rate.

Our Motto

"We have no problem with a competitor quoting a lower price than ours, for who knows better than he, what his service is worth?"

Agency Leadership

Big Rigs Inc.

Tom R. Hardinger

President - CEO

Tom was born in North East Alabama, moved to Chicago in 1968 where a career in the trucking industry started. At Intercraft Industries Corporation Tom worked his way up from a warehouseman to Private Fleet Manager of 29 trucks running nationwide.

1977 at BN Transport Inc became an Intermodal Terminal Manager.

1983 Willett Trucking, back to the BNRR Hub Center in 1985, on to Carretta Trucking in 1987, Denton Cartage in 1990.

1995 California & began to build Hardinger Systems which incorporated in 2002 as Big Rigs Inc.

2013 Big Rigs Inc. became an Independent Agent of Landstar Ranger.

Big Rigs Inc.

Edward R. Hardinger

Vice President - Secretary

Eddie has been with Big Rigs Inc. from inception and has grown up in the intermodal trucking industry. His attention to detail, along with his knowledge of our day to day operations and his ability to communicate up and down the channels from corporate executives to drivers to yard managers to forklift operators makes him a perfect fit for all the stressful duties he tackles daily in the operations of our agency.

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About Landstar

Landstar is in the small-business business. Built on solid, long-term relationships, the company enables thousands of independent transportation providers to operate their own businesses as members of the Landstar network. These independent agents have access to Landstar’s tools and resources, which enables them to compete with the largest carriers in the industry.

At Landstar, safety comes first. That’s why Landstar has strict owner-operator qualifications and has developed safety programs such as M.U.S.T. – Mutual Understanding of Safety Together. The M.U.S.T. program brings Landstar representatives and customers together to ensure freight is delivered safely, on-time and damage free.

Landstar transportation services companies are certified to ISO 9001:2015 quality management system standards and RC14001:2015 environmental, health, safety and security management system standards. Its common stock trades on The NASDAQ Stock Market® under the symbol LSTR.


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2019

Roadstar Cecilia Logan Wins Landstar All-Star Giveaway Truck

Landstar gave away a new truck during the Landstar All-Star Truck Giveaway powered by Comdata. Independent Landstar Million Mile Safe Driver and Roadstar® Cecilia Logan was the lucky winner of the 2020 Kenworth T680, featuring a fuel efficient PCCAR MX-13 engine, PACCAR transmission and PACCAR drive axles.

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17

Jul
2019

A Superload Challenge

A puzzle can simply be defined as a challenge – something that is designed to test ingenuity and knowledge. Every puzzle requires the solver to put the pieces together in a logical way, in order to arrive at the correct solution. It’s when the pieces of a logistics puzzle are extreme in size, the challenge requires the support of the Landstar network and the company’s unique ability to tailor a proportionate solution.

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16

Jul
2019

BCO Lifetime Achievement Award Presented to Art Trezise

Landstar presented its BCO Lifetime Achievement Award to Landstar Three Million Mile Safe Driver and Landstar Roadstar® Art Trezise during a special ceremony held on July 2, 2019.

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Landstar System, Inc. is a transportation services company specializing in logistics and more specifically third-party logistics.

Recent Awards

Landstar CargoNet Award

Best in Cargo Security Award – CargoNet®

Landstar was presented with the top award in the Large Motor Carrier category as a 3PL with over $1 billion in gross annual revenue. 

Landstar Fleet Safety Award

Fleet Safety Awards – Florida Trucking Association

Landstar Express America - 1st place in the Truckload Division under 10 million miles. Landstar Ranger - 2nd place in the Truckload Division over 20 million miles.