56 Top Iowa Transportation Companies and Startups of 2021

June 30, 2021
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This article showcases our top picks for the best Iowa based Transportation companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Transportation industry, but are all exceptional companies well worth a follow.

We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.

We selected these startups and companies for exceptional performance in one of these categories:

  • Innovation
    • Innovative ideas
    • Innovative route to market
    • Innovative product
  • Growth
    • Exceptional growth
    • Exceptional growth strategy
  • Management
  • Societal impact

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Top Iowa Transportation Startups

Data sourced from Crunchbase and SemRush.

Cargofy

Cargofy

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Easiest way to find loads for owner-operators

Smart Drivinc

Smart Drivinc

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Smart Drivinc is an automotive company that aims to reduce incidents of distracted driving, primarily the use of cell phones while driving.

Smart Drivinc

NG1Technologies

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NG1 TechFlo Exhaust exists to manufacture and distribute cost effective

Smart Drivinc

CRST International

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CRST International is one of the nation’s largest transportation companies.

Smart Drivinc

Heartland Express

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Heartland Express is a transportation and logistics company.

Smart Drivinc

Kirsch Transportation Services

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Kirsch Transportation Services is a logistics company that delivers a wide array of solutions and services in the transportation industry.

Smart Drivinc

Worley

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Worley offers warehousing, contract packaging, transportation and e-commerce service to various industries.

Smart Drivinc

Featherlite Inc

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Featherlite manufactures thousands of premium aluminum trailers annually at its operations in Iowa.

Smart Drivinc

McGrath Family of Dealerships (McGrath Auto Group)

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McGrath Family of Dealerships is a car dealership specializing in Chevy, RAM, Kia, and Jeep vehicles in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

Smart Drivinc

RUAN

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Ruan is a privately held transportation company providing Dedicated Contract Transportation and Supply Chain Solutions.

Smart Drivinc

Foodliner

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Foodliner offers customized transportation of dry bulk and liquid food products throughout North America.

Smart Drivinc

Car & Truck Trader

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Car & Truck Trader is an American classifieds website for the sale of new and used vehicles.

Smart Drivinc

Peoples Insurance Agency

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Peoples Insurance Agency is a family owned and operated Independent Insurance Agency.

Smart Drivinc

Lone Mountain Truck Leasing

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Lone Mountain Truck Leasing is a transport company specializing in truck leasing services.

Smart Drivinc

The Weitz Company LLC.

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The Weitz Company is a company that provides distribution and warehouse services.

Smart Drivinc

Farmers Cooperative Company

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Farmers Cooperative Company is a farming company specializing in precision agriculture and transportation services.

Smart Drivinc

Motorcycle Superstore

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Motorcycle Superstore is a retail company providing motorcycle gear, cheap cycle parts, apparel, and accessories.

Smart Drivinc

Hirschbach

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Hirschbach is a transportation company providing refrigerated truckload services.

Smart Drivinc

Link Manufacturing

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Link Manufacturing is a transportation company specializing in OE engineering support services.

Smart Drivinc

Decker Truck Line Inc.

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Decker Truck Line is a transportation company that provides refrigerated and flatbed service.

Smart Drivinc

Truck Country

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Truck Country is a transportation company that provides sales and financing services.

Smart Drivinc

Solar Transport

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Solar Transport is a transport company offering fuel transport services.

Smart Drivinc

Housby

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Housby has created a company.

Smart Drivinc

West Side Transport Co.

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West Side Transport Co. is a transport company offering transportation trucking services.

Smart Drivinc

Wilson Trailer

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Wilson Trailer manufactures grain trailers, livestock trailers, gooseneck stock trailers and flatbed trailers.

Smart Drivinc

TransTrack Systems

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TransTrack Systems equips transit companies with productivity by streamlining processes, and decision making information.

Smart Drivinc

Heyl Truck Lines

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Heyl Truck Lines provides freight transport service and also specializes in temperature-controlled goods, dry freight and on-time delivery.

Smart Drivinc

Perishable Distributors of Iowa, Ltd.

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Perishable Distributors of Iowa, Ltd. is a logistics company that offers product transportation services.

Smart Drivinc

Conveyor Engineering & Manufacturing

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Conveyor Engineering design and supply of major bulk material handling systems for cement, mining and heavy industrial facilities.

Smart Drivinc

Move 24/7 (operated by On Demand Technologies, Inc.)

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On Demand Moving and Delivery Technology Platform

Smart Drivinc

Iowa Interstate Railroad

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Iowa Interstate Railroad is a transportation & Railroad company located in Cedar Rapids.

Smart Drivinc

BAT LOGISTICS

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3PL Transportation Provider

Smart Drivinc

Crystal Distribution Services

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Crystal Distribution Services provides refrigerated warehousing and packaging solutions for small businesses and international firms.

Smart Drivinc

Hybrid Transit Systems

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Hybrid Transit Systems provides transportation and freight forwarding services.

Smart Drivinc

Freedom Fuels

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A Hampton Iowa-based biodiesel production company

Smart Drivinc

Goodwin Tucker Group

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Goodwin Tucker Group is an engineering company specializing in equipment, parts, installation, and repair services.

Smart Drivinc

Sioux City Truck Sales

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Sioux City Truck Sales provides truck parts, sales and service.

Smart Drivinc

Brown NationaLease

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Brown NationaLease is a truck leasing company offering truck and trailer rental and leasing, contract maintenance and logistics services.

Smart Drivinc

Iowa Northern Railway

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Iowa Northern Railway Company transports grain, ethanol, minerals, and commodities via rail transport in 19 Eastern Iowa counties.

Smart Drivinc

Link Associates

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Link Associates offers services such as assisted living & habilitation program for people with intellectual disability and their families.

Smart Drivinc

Advantage Travel and Events

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Advantage Travel & Events is a transportation company & offer personalized travel solutions and outstanding service.

Smart Drivinc

Newcomb Warehouse

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Newcomb Warehouse is a family owned trucking & warehouse company located in Muscatine.

Smart Drivinc

Des Moines Area Regional Transit Authority

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Des Moines Area Regional Transit Authority provides various types of Transportation Services to their clients.

Smart Drivinc

Direct Drive Energy

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Direct Drive Energy provides global clean transportation technology services.

Smart Drivinc

West Side Unlimited

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West Side Unlimited provides transportation services, the company offers transportation, salvage and recovery solutions, storage, etc.

Smart Drivinc

Integrated Connection

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Integrated Connection is a logistics provider specializing in transportation and global logistics.

Smart Drivinc

Maher Brothers Transfer & Storage

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Maher Brothers Transfer & Storage is a movers company that provides relocation and storage services.

Smart Drivinc

Standard Distribution Co.

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Standard Distribution Co. is a warehousing company specializing in warehousing, packaging, fulfillment and rail road transloading.

Smart Drivinc

Van Wyk

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Van Wyk is a company which specializes in the time sensitive transportation of fresh foods & other products in truckload quantities.

Smart Drivinc

Executive Auto Shippers

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Executive Auto Shippers is an American automobile shipping company.

Smart Drivinc

Heart of Iowa Regional Transit Agency

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Heart of Iowa Regional Transit Agency provides public and community transportation.

Smart Drivinc

River Bend Transit

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River Bend Transit is a transportation, trucking, railroad company based out of 7440 Vine Street Ct, Davenport, Iowa, United States.

Smart Drivinc

G.F. Lacaeyse Transport

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G.F. Lacaeyse Transport is a cargo and freight company that provides transportation services.

Smart Drivinc

Ruan Leasing Company

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Ruan Leasing Company operates as a commercial truck leasing, rental, and contract maintenance company in the United States.

Smart Drivinc

Florilli Transportation

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Florilli Transportation is a for-hire carrier that transports time and temperature-sensitive freight by the truckload.

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