We are excited to announce that our two family-owned businesses have become one.
July 13, 2015
To our Valued Business Partners:
Halvor Lines was founded in 1968 by Bill Vinje and four partners. As Bill purchased his partners’ interest in the company, his children became involved in the operations of the business. In 1998, Bill’s oldest daughter, Sue Vinje, left Halvor Lines to form Sue Vinje Trucking, and with Bill’s passing in 2001, his son, Jon Vinje, became President of Halvor Lines.
Over the years, although separate, the two companies worked together to grow their businesses and serve mutual customers. Together, Sue and her son Ryan Fraley grew Sue Vinje Trucking from a tanker fleet of twelve tractors to a refrigerated fleet of over fifty tractors and seventy five trailers. Upon Sue’s retirement, the ownership and management of the companies became blended underneath Jon and Ryan, and Ryan became Vice President of Halvor Lines.
While both fleets have great track records and are recognized names in the trucking industry, Jon and Ryan determined that the best way to manage the businesses, and to provide the best service and support to our valued customers, was to bring them under one roof and one name. Today, we are excited to announce that our two family-owned businesses have become one, as Sue Vinje Trucking is now the Halvor Lines Refrigerated Division.
We are pleased to report that all of the members of the Sue Vinje Trucking team are staying with us through the transition. This team will continue to provide the great level of service that is expected from Sue Vinje Trucking, and the combined strength of the fleets will provide us with additional opportunities to serve our customers.
We appreciate your patience with us as we complete this transition, and look forward to continuing and growing our relationships with you in the future.