Johanson Transportation Service
Larry JohansonPresident-CEO, Johanson Transportation Service
Johanson Transportation Service (JTS) is a leading third-party logistics company helping businesses navigate their supply chain with Justified Timely Solutions to address their specific market challenges. Through its comprehensive network of trucks, air, ocean and rail/intermodal transport, JTS has a broad portfolio of domestic and international services, including logistics management, consultancy and state-of-the-art infrastructure solutions with real-time online platforms to enable seamless supply-chain connectivity with its clients. JTS is headquartered in Fresno, CA and has seven regional offices in the United States (Rocklin, CA, Tigard, OR, Salem, OR, Orlando, FL, Madison, WI, Winchester, VA, and Dallas, TX). JTS is a third-party solution supplier, registered land broker, licenced ocean freight forwarder and NVOCC to help businesses navigate their supply chain with products that surpass their specific market challenges. Offering unmatched service at a reasonable price, JTS provides tailored freight options, including: dry and temperaturecontrolled Truckload, Less-than-Truckload, Air and Ocean Freight; Rail Intermodal; and robust import/export solutions with one point of touch. JTS brings value to logistics management, consultancy and state-of-the-art infrastructure programmes and online platforms to enable smooth supply-chain connections with its clients.
In 1971, Richard Johanson—a World War II veteran and author of “A Passion for Stewardship”— founded JTS in Fresno, California, after operating a local transport brokerage business for 15 years. Starting with a workforce of four, crammed into a small leased office at a nearby truck stop, JTS has expanded to more than eighty employees from six offices in four states. Richard’s son, Larry Johanson, began working part-time with JTS in 1972, assisting with administrative and accounting duties. In 1975, he was named to set up the company’s Perishable Division—a goal that he successfully faced, widening the company’s freight base from dry food goods to fresh produce and food products. Working full-time, Larry has transformed the Perishable company into a big revenue-producing entity—all while obtaining his BS degree in Business Administration. When Richard retired in 1989, Larry took the reins of his father and was elected president. For more than 20 years as the company’s boss, Larry Johanson still occupies the title of President/Chief Executive Officer.
Since the company was founded in 1971, the corporate philosophy of the company has been to give back. The corporation supports many of our clients’ charitable organizations and scholarship funds and is active during the year in support of education, causes that support individuals, youth and veterans through financial contributions and sponsorships. Locally, the organization contributed substantial annual contributions to Fresno State Tuition, Fresno Pacific University and Regional Hospital Programs, to name a few. Many of the company’s staff devote their time and money to volunteer at events in their own communities to benefit causes, and JTS supports this campaign by 100 percent. The organization is grateful to the consumers for helping to make this happen. “Our customers receive hands-on, personal attention with every load we move. We’re committed to providing service unmatched in the industry.” says Larry Johanson, President/CEO.
The organization is looking for carrier partners to provide consumer freight at a competent, courteous standard of service that represents the corporate values of experience, honesty, gratitude and appreciation. The company relies on the carriers to deliver consistent service to our customers on a day-to-day basis, even under the most difficult conditions. Customers’ attempts to sustain this high quality of service are why we would respect our corporate relationship with customers.