The Solar Transport Story

Solar Transport was founded in 1963 by W. A. Krause and Tony Gentle in Hampton, Iowa. Starting with one truck our founders had a single purpose: to be the best in the business. Today Solar Transport upholds that tradition of working every day to be the very best it can be. The company grew organically from the single truck to a fleet of fourteen trucks by 1990.

In the 1990's the company grew through a number of small and mid-size acquisitions and become a regional carrier, serving the Midwest. Solar's continued growth has brought us to nearly $45 million annual revenue, delivering fuels in over 110 trucks operated by the best Drivers in the industry.

Driven by values of Caring, Excellence, Integrity, Passion and Teamwork that have driven us since Bill Krause fired up the engine on that first truck, Solar continues to invest in the process, technology and equipment that ensures safe and reliable services for our Customers and our Drivers.

Solar Transport serves more than 35 Customers including some of the largest convenience store chains in the Nation from over 20 terminals, with Regional Management offices in Iowa, Colorado, and Missouri.