Our History: Paving the way for more than 50 years

Halvor Lines, Inc. was founded in 1968 when Bill Vinje and four friends began hauling snowmobiles and miniature Christmas trees across the U.S. and Canada. The company they contracted with -- Duluth, MN, based Halvorson Equipment -- became the inspiration for the name Halvor Lines.

Bill eventually bought out the other owners and became Halvor's CEO. By 2001, Halvor had grown from five trucks to 200 thanks to Bill's focus on safety, dependability and respect for his customers, drivers and office staff.

Halvor continues to grow under the leadership of Bill's son, CEO Jon Vinje, his nephew, President Ryan Fraley, and other family members. Today, they lead a team of more than 850 employees, drivers and owner operators who support operations in 49 U.S. states and Canada. Their fleet of more than 500 trucks and 1,350 trailers are dispatched out of four Midwestern terminals in Rosemount, MN, Superior, WI, Des Moines, IA, and South Bend, IN.

For the past decade, Halvor has offered enhanced transportation and trucking services through its partnership with Halvor Logistics. Together, Halvor Lines and Halvor Logistics offer the power of more than 4,500 carrier partners and the ability to deliver goods anywhere in the U.S. and Canada.

While Halvor has been around for 50 years, Jon and Ryan spend their days looking forward -- investing in new trucks and trailers, getting ahead of the curve on ELDs and other technology, and building a state-of-the-art terminal in Rosemount, MN.