Florilli Transportation is a family-owned company started by a former owner-operator serving the refrigerated and frozen food industry. That background has allowed the company to provide its drivers a small carrier feel with exciting growth opportunities.
Founder and CEO Murry Fitzer got into the trucking business on what he called in a company video a “fluke of nature” after returning to the family farm following his graduation from college. He struck up a friendship with a couple “rather entertaining” truck drivers among the stranded motorists he invited to the house during an epic 1979 snowstorm and wound up buying half-interest in one of drivers’ buddy's tractor-trailer as “a novel way in the winter to pass the time and go see America.”
A few years later when the ag crisis hit, he got behind the wheel fulltime and “that gamble” proved to be a good one for him both financially and personally. In 1986 he transitioned from owner-operator to company founder and has been growing the company ever since. “Probably timing and good luck were on my side,” he said.
Florilli now operates a 200-truck fleet out of the upper Midwest with lanes to eastern Pennsylvania, Georgia, northern Texas and California, with freight returning to the upper Midwest to position the equipment for the next outbound move. Its drivers, who recently received a 2-cents-a-mile raise, average $52,000 a year, with top drivers earning $80,000.
Florilli Transportation is a family owned and operated company founded on great customers, drivers and employees. We focus on safety, customer service and driver satisfaction. We take great pride in our family of professional drivers, and want you to be the next successful member of our growing team. Our reliable customer base means that drivers will have consistent ...
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