Building Relationships One Load At A Time

We specialize in long haul, temperature-controlled, time-sensitive, high-security freight transport.

  • Aerospace equipment
  • Refrigerated and frozen food
  • Construction supply chain supplies such as pipes, cables, and fixtures
  • Critical healthcare equipment, including hospital beds, x-ray, CT and MRI machines, dental chairs, robotics equipment
  • Heavy tech including data centers, computer racks, chillers, and switch gear

Building Relationships One Load At A Time

We specialize in long haul, temperature-controlled, time-sensitive, high-security freight transport.

  • Aerospace equipment
  • Refrigerated and frozen food
  • Construction supply chain supplies such as pipes, cables, and fixtures
  • Critical healthcare equipment, including hospital beds, x-ray, CT and MRI machines, dental chairs, robotics equipment
  • Heavy tech including data centers, computer racks, chillers, and switch gear

The Sterling Transportation Mission

Every day, we strive for new heights. Our mission is to be the most trusted and capable providers of sensitive freight management in the United States. We treat our customers, carriers, our employees and owner-operators with honesty and respect. We operate by the highest standards of ethics, focus on safety, embrace self-improvement, drive for excellence and challenge the status quo to ensure we continue to run a business built on delivering the highest value.

When freight is sensitive, we have the experience and expertise to move with precision, care and timeliness

Comprised of company equipment and dedicated owner-operators, our fleet of 30 proudly maintains a 99 percent punctual delivery record, one of the best in the industry.

Here are the management folks that make that happen

The Sterling Transportation Mission

Every day, we strive for new heights. Our mission is to be the most trusted and capable providers of sensitive freight management in the United States. We treat our customers, carriers, our employees and owner-operators with honesty and respect. We operate by the highest standards of ethics, focus on safety, embrace self-improvement, drive for excellence and challenge the status quo to ensure we continue to run a business built on delivering the highest value.

When freight is sensitive, we have the experience and expertise to move with precision, care and timeliness

Comprised of company equipment and dedicated owner-operators, our fleet of 30 proudly maintains a 99 percent punctual delivery record, one of the best in the industry.

Here are the management folks that make that happen

RICK

RICK

GENERAL MANAGER

BRANDY

BRANDY

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

CHRISTOPHER

CHRISTOPHER

SALES MANAGER

LAWRENCE

LAWRENCE

LOGISTICS MANAGER

As General Manager of Sterling Transportation, I get the opportunity every day to work with our team of professionals, building a great product we can offer the transportation industry that serves our customers’, and partner carriers’, needs for logistical solutions.

Transportation is much more than a business endeavor for me as I believe that trusted relationships are the core of success at every level for our company.

Looking back over my 34 years, here at Sterling Transportation, I am grateful for all the long-term relationships that we have built. It’s very gratifying to me knowing we have the experience to ensure industry challenges are handled with confidence and integrity.
That makes me happy.

I followed a non-linear path into transportation starting with my first job. I was brought up in a commercial fishing family where hard work, risk and reward were the norm.  

As I was looking for a life-long career, I found Sterling Transportation. I started in Dispatch and worked my way through the various parts of the company. I found that my skills, background, hard work and a great mentor prepared me for the role of General Manager. My personal goal is to deliver good results daily, both for myself and the company, to ensure that Sterling Transportation is not just a service, but a partner in solving our customer’s logistical challenges, ultimately, we are service-minded.

Something I am very proud of is when I see our drivers and trucks on the road, delivering essential products to communities big and small. 

As head of accounting, aka: Comptroller and Human Resources Director, I love what I do for Sterling Transportation. Having full confidence from the owners, employees, and customers, to take care of their needs, both financially and informatively, is the best feeling one could get. Sterling Transportation values my input and ideas, makes me feel like family and overall trusts that I will responsibly take care of our finances and obligations for our company.

The course of my career changed when I switched my major from Nutritional Science to Accounting, completing my Bachelor’s degree in 2003.  Dollar signs made way more sense than chemistry formulas which I put to good use as young entrepreneur. 

I owned a successful tropical fish retail and service company for 10 years in Arizona. When the opportunity presented itself, I sold the company and relocated to Central Oregon.  I found my happiness in this region with its abundant activities, close-knit communities and beautiful outdoors.

I became part of the family at Sterling Transportation where I apply my financial skills and entrepreneurial abilities. As our team steers the company through its phased growth and constant industry changes, my role is to remain centered not only on our bottom line but on our drivers, employees, company goals and excellent customer experience no matter what comes our way.

I’ve spent over 20 years of experience in supply chain logistics gaining extensive Freight Forwarding background both in Operations and Management.  After decades in the world of large-company supply chain logistics, I wanted to build something of my own.  In 2019, I became a partner in Sterling Transportation and moved back home to Central Oregon to be closer to family and friends.
Every day, I’m excited to get up, go to work and dive into the endless opportunities and challenges facing transportation today.  And at the end of the day, I get to see just how much further we have taken this small-town supply chain company as a team. We all work together to put Sterling Transportation on the road and on the map.

I earned a degree in history from Portland State, while working for a large freight forwarding company; sweeping floors and dispatching drivers to help pay for my studies.

After graduation, I started working for a small freight forwarding company to learn the operational side of transportation then moved onto large carriers. I was able to participate in the process of innovating supply chain models which sparked my desire to create that innovation for smaller carriers. When the opportunity came up to join Sterling Transportation, it was the perfect fit for my skills and goals. 

I have the honor of being part of the third generation to work in the transportation industry, now as a company owner and decision maker.  My family saw the freight industry undergo radical changes  in supply chain and infrastructure during the 60s, 70s and 80s and now I am participating in its next evolution. The industry continues to change and evolve due to regulatory changes, technological innovation and creative thinking; Sterling Transportation is part of that innovation.

Every day, I use a unique skill set and work experience to handle the complexities, depths and dimensions inherent in this industry while laying the groundwork for the company’s growth and services in the coming decades.

What I love the most about Sterling Transportation is the family atmosphere. Everyone has a value here and that is utilized to their full potential. Our common goal, as a unit, is to make Sterling Transportation the best company in the industry.

I also appreciate the relationships. We value our customers and partner carriers; all working together to provide transportation solutions. This is what Sterling Transportation does, building relationships and providing services with respect and integrity along the way.

I am the third generation in my family to choose a career in transportation.  I started working in the warehouse of a large freight company  receiving freight, building loads and loading trucks for multiple carriers. I tested out other careers including work on an Alaskan barge and with a specialty contractor. None of those were as fulfilling as transportation. 

After experiencing other industries, I started at a major food supplier working directly with loaders and freight. The company was based in a big city and while I enjoyed the work, I really wanted to raise my family in a smaller, close-knit community.  As I looked around for the perfect position and location, I found Sterling Transportation in Central Oregon.

In my current ownership and management position, there are opportunities every day to leverage my strengths as a communicator while remaining true to the meat-and-potatoes guy that I am.  Even better, I still work with loaders and dispatchers to build the most efficient and profitable loads  My position allows me to be in continual learning mode and communicate with all the members of my team to improve our processes.  My ongoing goal is teaching our team how the individual functions they perform impact the upstream and downstream processes eventually leading to the freight being delivered safely to the customer.

At Sterling Transportation, I am part of a 41 year old company that has seen major changes throughout the past four decades. We have succeeded by being strong, nimble and focused. Our success is a direct reflection on our people, customer relationships and commitment to quality. I am proud to contribute my skills, talents, abilities and time to Sterling Transportation as we move into our next decade.

RICK

RICK

GENERAL MANAGER

As General Manager of Sterling Transportation, I get the opportunity every day to work with our team of professionals, building a great product we can offer the transportation industry that serves our customers’, and partner carriers’, needs for logistical solutions.

Transportation is much more than a business endeavor for me as I believe that trusted relationships are the core of success at every level for our company.

Looking back over my 34 years, here at Sterling Transportation, I am grateful for all the long-term relationships that we have built. It’s very gratifying to me knowing we have the experience to ensure industry challenges are handled with confidence and integrity.
That makes me happy.

I followed a non-linear path into transportation starting with my first job. I was brought up in a commercial fishing family where hard work, risk and reward were the norm.  

As I was looking for a life-long career, I found Sterling Transportation. I started in Dispatch and worked my way through the various parts of the company. I found that my skills, background, hard work and a great mentor prepared me for the role of General Manager. My personal goal is to deliver good results daily, both for myself and the company, to ensure that Sterling Transportation is not just a service, but a partner in solving our customer’s logistical challenges, ultimately, we are service-minded.

Something I am very proud of is when I see our drivers and trucks on the road, delivering essential products to communities big and small. 

BRANDY

BRANDY

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

As head of accounting, aka: Comptroller and Human Resources Director, I love what I do for Sterling Transportation. Having full confidence from the owners, employees, and customers, to take care of their needs, both financially and informatively, is the best feeling one could get. Sterling Transportation values my input and ideas, makes me feel like family and overall trusts that I will responsibly take care of our finances and obligations for our company.

The course of my career changed when I switched my major from Nutritional Science to Accounting, completing my Bachelor’s degree in 2003.  Dollar signs made way more sense than chemistry formulas which I put to good use as young entrepreneur. 

I owned a successful tropical fish retail and service company for 10 years in Arizona. When the opportunity presented itself, I sold the company and relocated to Central Oregon.  I found my happiness in this region with its abundant activities, close-knit communities and beautiful outdoors.

I became part of the family at Sterling Transportation where I apply my financial skills and entrepreneurial abilities. As our team steers the company through its phased growth and constant industry changes, my role is to remain centered not only on our bottom line but on our drivers, employees, company goals and excellent customer experience no matter what comes our way.

CHRISTOPHER

CHRISTOPHER

SALES MANAGER

I’ve spent over 20 years of experience in supply chain logistics gaining extensive Freight Forwarding background both in Operations and Management.  After decades in the world of large-company supply chain logistics, I wanted to build something of my own.  In 2019, I became a partner in Sterling Transportation and moved back home to Central Oregon to be closer to family and friends.
Every day, I’m excited to get up, go to work and dive into the endless opportunities and challenges facing transportation today.  And at the end of the day, I get to see just how much further we have taken this small-town supply chain company as a team. We all work together to put Sterling Transportation on the road and on the map.

I earned a degree in history from Portland State, while working for a large freight forwarding company; sweeping floors and dispatching drivers to help pay for my studies.

After graduation, I started working for a small freight forwarding company to learn the operational side of transportation then moved onto large carriers. I was able to participate in the process of innovating supply chain models which sparked my desire to create that innovation for smaller carriers. When the opportunity came up to join Sterling Transportation, it was the perfect fit for my skills and goals. 

I have the honor of being part of the third generation to work in the transportation industry, now as a company owner and decision maker.  My family saw the freight industry undergo radical changes  in supply chain and infrastructure during the 60s, 70s and 80s and now I am participating in its next evolution. The industry continues to change and evolve due to regulatory changes, technological innovation and creative thinking; Sterling Transportation is part of that innovation.

Every day, I use a unique skill set and work experience to handle the complexities, depths and dimensions inherent in this industry while laying the groundwork for the company’s growth and services in the coming decades.

LAWRENCE

LAWRENCE

LOGISTICS MANAGER

What I love the most about Sterling Transportation is the family atmosphere. Everyone has a value here and that is utilized to their full potential. Our common goal, as a unit, is to make Sterling Transportation the best company in the industry.

I also appreciate the relationships. We value our customers and partner carriers; all working together to provide transportation solutions. This is what Sterling Transportation does, building relationships and providing services with respect and integrity along the way.

I am the third generation in my family to choose a career in transportation.  I started working in the warehouse of a large freight company  receiving freight, building loads and loading trucks for multiple carriers. I tested out other careers including work on an Alaskan barge and with a specialty contractor. None of those were as fulfilling as transportation. 

After experiencing other industries, I started at a major food supplier working directly with loaders and freight. The company was based in a big city and while I enjoyed the work, I really wanted to raise my family in a smaller, close-knit community.  As I looked around for the perfect position and location, I found Sterling Transportation in Central Oregon.

In my current ownership and management position, there are opportunities every day to leverage my strengths as a communicator while remaining true to the meat-and-potatoes guy that I am.  Even better, I still work with loaders and dispatchers to build the most efficient and profitable loads  My position allows me to be in continual learning mode and communicate with all the members of my team to improve our processes.  My ongoing goal is teaching our team how the individual functions they perform impact the upstream and downstream processes eventually leading to the freight being delivered safely to the customer.

At Sterling Transportation, I am part of a 41 year old company that has seen major changes throughout the past four decades. We have succeeded by being strong, nimble and focused. Our success is a direct reflection on our people, customer relationships and commitment to quality. I am proud to contribute my skills, talents, abilities and time to Sterling Transportation as we move into our next decade.

OUR DAYS ARE SPENT… 

TRANSPORTING CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE COMPONENTS ACROSS THE UNITED STATES

KEEPING AMERICA FED

KEEPING AMERICA FED

AND GIVING BACK TO…

AND GIVING BACK TO…

We keep the supply chains moving

We are dedicated to keeping supply chains open by moving your time-sensitive, temperature-controlled, mission critical delivery to its destination on time, on budget and on demand.

500 SEMI-LOADS PER MONTH

500 SEMI-LOADS PER MONTH

41 YEARS INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE

99% ON TIME DELIVERY

DEDICATED DRIVERS

41 YEARS INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE

99% ON TIME DELIVERY

DEDICATED DRIVERS

“Our success is a testament to our belief in servicing our local, regional and national communities with fiscal responsibility and integrity,.”

“We operate by the highest standards of ethics, focusing on safety, embracing continuous improvement, and challenging the status quo to ensure we continually run a business built on delivering value.”

“We’re fiscally responsible – we carefully manage our growth, price our services fairly, build long-term relationships with quality customers, employees and business partners.”

LET’S ROLL BY THE NUMBERS

DOT NUMBER 

MC NUMBER

DUNS NUMBER 

BLUE BOOK SERVICES SUPPLY CHAIN

NAICS CODES 

| 2212570

| 172007

| 099152399

| BB #10050

| 484121 & 484122

LET’S ROLL BY THE NUMBERS

DOT NUMBER
| 2212570

MC NUMBER
| 172007

DUNS NUMBER
| 099152399

BLUE BOOK SERVICES SUPPLY CHAIN
| BB #10050

NAICS CODES
| 484121 & 484122

SERVICES

Specialty food manufacturers, supermarket chains, construction and industrial, aerospace, medical.

SCHEDULE A LOAD

Whether your shipment is daily, weekly or even one-time, we can schedule to move on a timely basis.

CONTACT US

Let’s talk about what you need where and when and how we can get your shipment there for you!

SERVICES

Specialty food manufacturers, supermarket chains, construction and industrial, aerospace, medical.

SCHEDULE A LOAD

Whether your shipment is daily, weekly or even one-time, we can schedule to move on a timely basis.

CONTACT US

Let’s talk about what you need where and when and how we can get your shipment there for you!

MAIN ADDRESS

1927 SW 1st Street
Redmond, OR  97756

DAYS & HOURS

Monday – Friday
8:00 am – 5:00 pm

MAILING ADDRESS

P O Box 176
Redmond, OR  97756

MAIN NUMBER

(541) 923-8785

TOLL FREE NUMBER

(800) 627-5123

FAX NUMBER

(541) 548-5139

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MAIN ADDRESS

1927 SW 1st Street
Redmond, OR  97756

MAILING ADDRESS

P O BOX 176
Redmond, OR  97756

MAIN NUMBER

(541) 923-8785

TOLL FREE NUMBER

(800) 627-5123

FAX NUMBER

(541) 548-5139

DAYS & HOURS

Monday – Friday
8:00am – 5:00pm

CAN’T CALL? DROP US A LINE

We get it…Sometimes an email is easier than a phone call…Let us know how we can help.

I am interested in

Please contact me by

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