Published on 2018-08-02 by Nathan Vaughn
Don Hummer Trucking has been an integral supporter of PrISUm Solar Car. They are a for-hire interstate truckload carrier trusted by some of the nation’s most recognized brands, including Hormel Foods, PepsiCo, General Mills, Wal-Mart and HNI Corporation. They are responsible for transporting some of PrISUm’s largest foam plugs and fiberglass molds.
Established in 1975 by Don Hummer after spending a lifetime around the trucking industry under his father's influence. Buck Hummer, who started in 1950 hauling livestock, instilled the traditions of the trucking industry into the Hummer Family. Don Hummer has continued to pass this tradition on to his family and son, Chris and Andrew Hummer. Based in Oxford, IA, their growing fleet includes more than 370 dependable drivers who share our Midwestern values. And while they’re big enough to handle freight in every state—they still offer the personalized customer service you expect from a family-owned and operated company.
We spoke with Don Hummer about what supply chain meant to them and their perspectives on the ever changing landscape of the industry itself.
“Supply chain includes everyone that ‘touches’ a load, from purchasing to the factory that packages the material to the dockworkers that load the freight to the driver that hauls it, along with the people in an office that tender freight or book and appoint loads for a carrier. All have a vital role in maintaining the supply chain and can have an impact on the load.
Through the growth and successes of large online e-retailers, the importance for customers to be able to track their shipments with ease has grown exponentially. Consumers want to know where their freight is and, most importantly, when it will be at their dock. Businesses and carriers that embrace and utilize these technological advancements will thrive.”
Don Hummer Trucking continues to position itself as an industry trend setter and leader moving forward and PrISUm could not be more honored to have them as a partner. Without their support, we would not have been able to complete our composite manufacturing of Penumbra and would not have been able to complete the project in time.
We look forward to continuing our relationship with Don Hummer and cannot wait to see what the future holds for their business!