Viessman Trucking has grown over the years to include 12 terminals and a corporate office. These locations are spread out among six states. CVI also has many different divisions running in different areas of the country. The majority of our terminals are in the Midwest, but current growth has helped expand operations to other parts of the country. Even with the terminals located in the Midwest, drivers still have the ability to cross the entire United States and Canada.
Viessman Trucking is dedicated to the safe, efficient, timely transport of edible food products. To ensure that the objective is met, all personnel are trained in proper food handling techniques and informed of their role in providing a safe product to the customer. All concerned parties will be advised of all HACCP policies along with customer and governmental rules, regulations and policies. We will also construct and maintain facilities in a fashion that is of food grade quality, and also maintain them in such a way as to provide for safe product handling and transport.
Viessman’s hauls a wide range of tanker products, a majority of which are food grade. Our primary Food Grade commodities consist of Liquid Corn Sweetener, Liquid Sugar, Oils, and Dairy products. We have seven terminals that handle both liquid sweeteners and oils. These are located in Cedar Rapids, IA, Columbus, NE, Dayton, OH, Marshall, MN, Memphis, TN, Renville, MN, and Wahpeton, ND. Many of the loads place our trucks all over the country. This provides opportunities to service customers nationwide.
Viessman Trucking’s humble beginnings came through the dairy industry. The company started with only three dairy route trucks in 1965. We have stayed close to our roots and continue to have a number of different milk routes running out of the Dawson, MN, terminal. We haul a number of other food grade liquid products.
Our Mankato Terminal primarily transports Food Grade Oils. These products are also hauled out of the Wahpeton, ND, Cedar Rapids, IA, Columbus, NE, Marshall, MN, Memphis, TN and Dayton, OH locations. Other operations include Feed deliveries to local farmers out of our Dawson, MN, Marshall, MN, and Columbus, NE, locations as well as Reefer conveyance from our Paynesville and Dawson, MN locations.
Viessman Trucking has been involved in the reefer industry for many years. This was the first venture outside the realm of milk route trucks. We have two terminals dedicated to temp-controlled freight. They are Dawson, MN and Paynesville, MN. Dairy products are the major commodities hauled out of these two terminals with general freight being hauled back into the area. Our primary service area includes the Central and Midwest portions of the country.
The Marshall, MN, and Columbus, NE, terminals are positioned near corn processing plants. One of the by-products from the processing of corn into sweeteners or ethanol is feed. This feed is used primarily as a feed additive for livestock. The product is hauled in a live bottom trailer. The trailer utilizes a belt/chain combination to unload the feed out the rear of the trailer. This equipment also allows CVI the opportunity to haul other grain commodities. CVI has a number of trucks hauling this product at each of these terminals. Many of the trucks are run 24 hours a day which allows day or night shifts for drivers. All feed trucks are day cabs, which places drivers at home daily.
CVI’s pneumatic division hauls dry food grade products. Sugar and cornstarch are the two most common products hauled. The trucks that are involved in the sugar division are based out of Renville, MN, however, they also haul out of other facilities throughout the midwest. The trucks that are hauling cornstarch are based in Marshall, MN and Columbus, NE. The pneumatic division does a combination of short and long haul movements.
We haul a variety of commodities using our hopper trailers. These trucks run up to 24 hours a day which allows multiple driving shifts to meet the needs of drivers or customers.