Indian River Transport Co. is a privately owned food grade tank carrier providing transportation services throughout the United States, while also offering import/export services between the US, Canada and Mexico, recognized nationwide as a leader in our industry. With corporate headquarters in Winter Haven, Florida, Indian River Transport’s fleet consists of over 600 tractors & 900 trailers.

As an established industry leader, our team of transportation professionals is committed to providing customer satisfaction, developing enduring long-term customer relationships, achieving sustained organizational growth, and maintaining a company culture based on integrity and mutual respect.

Our History

We were founded by Jack Harned in 1974. In October 1982, after a period of significant growth, Jack Harned sold the company to United Transport, a division of BET PLC, a British conglomerate.

In 1993, John Harned, Jack’s son, reacquired the company from United Transport. Under the leadership of John, the Winter Haven, FL based company has grown and prospered to become one of the industry’s largest and most respected food grade carriers operating approximately 600 tractors and 900 trailers. The primary products transported are fruit juices, and dairy products.

Our Mission

MISSION STATEMENT: “Safely provide for the transportation of liquid food grade commodities as the Premier Truckline in North America, using experience, technology and training to deliver value to our customers and exceed their expectations.”

Indian River Transport Company’s first priority is to meet our Customer’s expectations. We have become a total quality company by continuously improving all our work processes to satisfy both our employees and customers’ needs.

IRT’S Quality Policy:

Quality Transportation Services to our Clients

Quality Work Environment for Our Employees

Promote Safety, Productivity, Efficiency and Profitability

We will provide reliable, competitive interstate, intrastate and international transportation of bulk food-grade commodities. We build trust and teamwork with open, candid communications throughout our organization. We encourage high expectations and we will strive to be the best in our community as well as North America.