Great Plains TransportAbout Us
Great Plains Transport was founded by Robert “Bob” Holland in 1977. According to his son and Company President, Mike Holland, Bob always said, “I knew I was going to be in trucking from the 7th grade”. This was most likely due to his Dad, Vernon Holland, driving over 4 million miles in his lifetime.
Being in business over 41 years, Great Plains Transport and our companies are now hauling over 20,000 shipments annually. We always strive to keep our promises to our customers, staff and vendors for every mile we drive.
Things changed steadily for Bob and in 1993, he formed Great Plains Transport with 10 trucks and 10 refrigerated trailers.
As a “Master Mechanic” Bob has always had his head in an engine compartment or his butt in a seat on a test drive. His willingness to always get the job done is one virtue that has paved the path that GPT is currently on.
Fast forward to 2002, GPT has formed some worthwhile partnerships in the industry, thus furthering our growth from 10 trucks to 25 by 2002. We were hauling over 1000 loads a year and having fun doing it.
In 2011, Bob hired his son from an outside company to step into managing the day-to-day operations. By 2011 GPT had more than doubled in size and had 60 trucks on the road safely hauling 6000 shipments a year. GPT had begun to flap its wings.
In 2012, Great Plains Transport ended the year with about 85 trucks on the road.
Beginning in 2013, we broke ground on our new company headquarters and successfully added 20 more trucks to our fleet. With the new company headquarters our momentum only increased. GPT acquired CMT Transportation, LLC.: a flatbed trucking company based in North Dakota. At the time it had 35 trucks. The addition of CMT was an effort to offer more solutions for our customers and drivers.
Today GPT has grown to 300 trucks, 300 trailers and we employ 300 people. This growth would not be possible without many people’s help, but we’d like to thank our drivers because with out them, none of this is possible.
I have been working for Great Plains since the 1st of September when I left on my first load and I must say the hauls are very good and long!!!! As long as you deliver or let them know ahead of time on delivery time if you can’t make it you should not have any issues. The equipment is great! I love my 2014 freight-liner! I’m the 2nd person to drive it since it’s been new and it runs great! And the staff are all very nice at the terminal!!! I would absolutely recommend this company to anyone that’s interested…Cedric Perry
I am going on my 3rd year of working at GPT. There is Peace & Quite. My phone doesn’t ring because of the Qualcomm. I have never had a breakdown with my Freightliner. Mike tried to give me a new tractor this year and I said this one is just getting broke in. I made a 1400.00 dollar longevity bonus this year as well a raise every year I have been here.Gary Carter