In 1965, John Te Slaa started Te Slaa Trucking with 2 trucks and trailers, hauling cattle through the United States. With the addition of more trucks and trailers, the company quickly outgrew their small shed in the town of Hull, and purchased a building 1 mile northwest of town.

Since cattle hauling can be slow at times, John decided to add refrigerated trailers to the fleet. He purchased his first refrigerated unit in 1974. This proved to be a wise decision for the company. By 1985, most of the cattle trailers were replaced with refrigerated trailers. With the addition of clients such as Sioux Preme Packing and Wells Dairy, the 1980’s proved to be a huge success and business growth for the company. Once again, the company found itself quickly outgrowing their facility. In 1984, John moved the company 2 miles west of Hull. Conveniently located at the intersection of Highway 18 and 75, the company found its permanent home.

Today, Te Slaa Trucking has approximately 50 trucks and 80 refrigerated trailers operating throughout the 48 contiguous states. The company prides itself on their hard working and dedicated employees and their commitment to punctual deliveries.