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