Rude Transportation

Technology/Web Services : Blockchain, Global Trade Management
Logistics Services : Global Trade Services, Inventory Management, Shared Services, Vendor Management
Transportation Services : Air Cargo, Dedicated Contract Carriage, Expedited, Intermodal, LTL, Ocean, Rail, Small Package, Truckload
Special Services : Direct to Home, Direct to Store, Foreign Trade Zone
3PL Additional Services : Assembly, Climate controlled, Cross Dock, Freight management, Lumber reload, Packaging, Trucking services - local, Trucking services - Long distance, Warehouse and distribution
Areas Served : Global

On January 3, 1925, Freeman Rude and Harlan Thompson started Rude Thompson Trucklines, in Redfield, SD. Their partnership lasted 10 years when Harlan was stuck in snow while trying to help a competitor and a few days later succumbed to pneumonia.

In 1937, Freeman purchased Harlan’s share of the business from his widow.

Freeman passed away in 1945, doing what he loved. Workers found him on the docks when they came in one morning. He died of a heart attack. At the time of his death, Freeman

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