About Barr-Nunn Transportation

About Barr-Nunn Transportation

Our Story

About Us

Founded in 1982, Barr-Nunn is a dry van truckload carrier operating about 550 tractors and about 2,000 trailers. We provide outstanding on-time pickup and delivery service to today's major e-commerce customers, as well as other companies that demand on time service. Barr-Nunn's exceptional safety record, combined with our award winning on time service, gives us the ability to efficiently meet the needs of top-notch shippers and has made Barr-Nunn a stable and profitable operation.

In today's economy, many trucking operations may come and go. But when you work with Barr-Nunn Transportation, you can rest assured that we're here for the long haul, and we'll be here for many miles down the road. Whether it's your first shipment with us or your five hundredth, we want you to be completely satisfied with the service you receive.

In 2014, Barr-Nunn was acquired by Knight Transportation. Today, we operate as an independent subsidiary of Knight-Swift Transportation Holdings Inc., and are pleased to be part of the most successful trucking organization in the business.

If you're looking for a trucking company that can provide you with peace of mind, we invite you to give us a call and discuss your individual shipping needs. A Barr-Nunn representative can show you exactly how our service, safety, and stability all add up to top performance...when we take our show on the road for you.

Quality is in our Culture

As a Barr-Nunn customer, you can expect quality and reliability that is second to none. When you put Barr-Nunn on your team, you have documented proof that we have a company-wide quality assurance program that increases the safe, efficient and timely delivery of your products.

Barr-Nunn Quality Policy

A+! Barr-Nunn Transportation is committed to anticipating and exceeding the needs and requirements of our customers. We are dedicated to a quality system that will be communicated to customers and employees. Barr-Nunn will hold all employees and specified suppliers accountable to quality performance standards through a formal review process. We will continually encourage our employees to participate in and challenge existing quality practices, as we strive to improve customer service.

Our objectives are to:

  • Bullet PointConsistently provide superior customer service
  • Bullet PointPromote safety in the workplace
  • Bullet PointStreamline our processes
  • Bullet PointContinually improve
  • Bullet PointEducate and develop employees
  • Bullet PointIncrease the profits and value of the company


Barr-Nunn is committed to being a good steward of our environment. We are a proud member of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's SmartWay Transport Partnership Program, which helps carriers measure transportation efficiencies. The most effective thing we can do to reduce greenhouse gas emmisions is to reduce fuel consumption. We have invested in several technologies to help improve fuel efficiency, including:

  • Bullet PointFuel efficient engines
  • Bullet PointIdle reduction technology
  • Bullet PointAdvanced tractor aerodynamics
  • Bullet PointTrailer blades
  • Bullet PointReduced tractor-trailer gaps
  • Bullet PointTrailer tracking technology

We will continue to review and invest in other technologies to help reduce our carbon footprint.

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Our friendly staff is here to provide service to our customers and driving associates. Send us an email, or give us a call today!

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1803 Burr Oak Blvd.
Granger, IA 50109


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