Company History



Xtreme Trucking was founded in 2007 by owner and trucker, Travis Nelson. With only one truck and one, leased refrigerated trailer, the company quickly grew through a time of national recession because of its commitment to providing superior customer service.


Travis decided to take the company into the open deck segment of trucking with one owner-operated truck and three flatbed trailers. The flatbed company continued to see success and growth over the next year expanding to a fleet of six tractors and eight trailers, flatbeds, step decks, and RGN trailers- which were available for transporting legal, over-sized and open-deck commodities in 2012.



Xtreme Trucking acquired Zernicke Trucking Inc. of Abrams, Wis. Established in 1975, Zernicke had experience in flatbed, refrigerated and van transportation across all 48 contiguous states. As part of the deal, the flatbed business was brought under the Xtreme brand and Zernicke Trucking still operated as a separate company for all van and refrigerated business. This addition created a joint firepower of 55 power units and 80 trailers.


With his eye on the company’s next growth opportunity, Travis hired Matt Luehring from a large Chicago trucking logistics company to spearhead Xtreme Logistics. With this addition, Xtreme now has national logistics capabilities through a network of longstanding relationships. Xtreme Logistics can provide service to 48 states and Canada with expertise in many load configurations.

Xtreme continues to grow as Travis purchases Heim Trucking in Denmark, Wisconsin.