Ward's History
Ward in 1931
-W.W. Ward secures loan of $300 to buy a used truck. The load was already contracted.
– Interstate Commerce Act passed and signed by Franklin Roosevelt. Ward assigned territory where the company was already operating, central Pennsylvania, and to and from metropolitan New York and New Jersey.
– Terminal opens in Harrisburg, PA.
– Ward opens the 1st of several warehouses in the central Pennsylvania area.
– G. William Ward named President of Ward Trucking. W.W. Ward becomes Chairman of the Board.
-Founder W.W.Ward dies, March 10.
– Ward Trucking reaches the benchmark of 500 employees.
– New general headquarters building dedicated.

WW Ward in 1969

W.W. Ward started this whole thing back in 1931 with 1 truck and 2 guys (and one of those guys was him). Good old roll-up-your-sleeves hard work and a growing number of dedicated colleagues helped Ward Trucking become the full catalog of logistics solutions that is now known as Ward Transport and Logistics.
Still family-owned and operated, and now with 1 ,400+ employees, the 4th generation of the Ward family knows that looking back is vital to moving forWARD!
– Deregulation of trucking industry. Ward is now authorized to operate in the lower 48 states and so expands its direct foot-print in the Mid-Atlantic region.
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– G. William Ward retires as President and becomes Chairman of the Board.
– J. Richard Ward becomes President and CEO.
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– David K. Ward named President and CEO.
– With partners, service expands to Canada.
Ward Stack-Up Loading System
– Stack-Up Loading System introduced.

– President’s Trophy from the American Trucking Association for best overall safety program in the country is awarded to Ward for the first of two times.
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– Bill T. Ward becomes President and CEO.
Ward 2018
– The fourth generation of the Ward family working in the company assume key executive roles. L-R: James Ward I
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Ward 2018
– Ward opens its 20th service center in South Plainfield, NJ!
-Bill Ward Jr. becomes the fourth generation President of Ward Transport and Logistics