Now Hiring Safe and Experienced Drivers and Mechanics

Photo credit:  neetalparekh

Photo credit: neetalparekh

Due to our expanding business and new partnerships, we are looking for a few safe and experienced drivers and mechanics to add to our operation.  Please send resumés to First Class Transport, Inc. 9855 SR 21 NW Strasburg, OH 44680, email to or apply in person.

Drivers:  experienced CDL Class A Drivers or Owner Operators with Tank and Hazmat for local/regional or long haul work.  We are willing to train a safe driver in tanks and HM with mentor.

Mechanics:  we offer rotating day and afternoon shift with shift pay differential and complete benefit package.  Pay is based on experience.

Owner-Operator Steve Heffelfinger Featured In PKY Truck Beauty Championship At MATS 2015

Three year FCT Owner-Operator Steve Heffelfinger is featured in the 2015 PKY Truck Beauty Championship which was hosted this past April at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, KY.  His entry number is 705 in the New Truck Bobtail category.  We are pretty fond of the Peterbilt glider kits from Fitzgerald here at First Class and this is another great example of why.  Well done, Steve!

Driver Hank Raber Spends Mission Trip in Nicaragua

First Class Transport, Inc drivers and owner-operators are active in their local communities and even abroad.  Company Driver Hank Raber recently joined the Berlin Mennonite Church on a mission to Managua, Nicaragua.  They worked on building relationships with local children and with CINAFE, a local children’s home.  Below are some pictures of Hank and his group on the trip.

First Class Transport, Inc. at Touch a Truck in Orrville, Ohio

Several First Class Transport, Inc. Owner-Operators were spotted at the Touch a Truck event hosted by Orrville Christian Church on May 9th.  Touch a Truck brings various types of trucks and tractors to a free, family-friendly event at which visitors have the chance to see these vehicles up close.  Check out the gallery below and visit Northeast Ohio Family Fun for more information about Touch a Truck events in the area this summer.

Driver David Miller Featured in The Trucker Newspaper

Hum Of The Engine Keeps Trucker David Miller Humming, Hoping His Granddaughter Might Follow In His Footsteps

Our very own David Miller spoke with Aprille Hanson, formerly of the Trucker, for the December 15-31 issue (vol. 27, no. 24).  The article covers a lot of ground:  from his thoughts on equipment and hours of service to his granddaughter and his start in trucking.  It’s an excellent article about one of our favorite new drivers.  Check it out.

Twenty Five Years

In September of 1989, John Fondriest, Eric Kimble and Eli Stutzman started First Class Transport, Inc. on a back porch in Dover, Ohio.  Twenty five years later, the hard work of our employees, contractors and partners has produced steady growth and our commitment to safety and service continues to win over customers.

In celebration, we’ve combed through our archives to create the gallery below, covering the entire history of First Class Transport, Inc. up to the present day.  We look forward to pursuing and exceeding our goals of top-to-bottom safety and exceptional service to our customers and partners long into the future.  We hope you can come along.

First Class Transport Out and About

First Class Transport participated in Sugarcreek’s Rigs for Relay  this past weekend by parading several trucks in the event.  See photos from the event below.

See Our Recently Completed Expansion

In May of 2013, we started construction of an expansion to our terminal.  The plan for this area was a spacious conference room and some additional storage.  We completed all construction and interior work by October, just in time for our Safety Meeting in November.This new space will aid our continuing growth by adding to our capacity to train and work with our employees and partners.  It also modernizes our ability to use and present current media, which will help us keep up as the industry continues to change.


The groundwork has been laid.

Rear shot of the construction.

Rear shot of the construction.

Several FCT employees help the crew with trusses, including our own President and CEO.

Several FCT employees help the crew with trusses, including our own President and CEO.

We are putting the new space to good use.  This photo was taken during a training class at our 2013  Safety Meeting.

We are putting the new space to good use. This photo was taken during a training class at our 2013 Safety Meeting.

Expansion 5

Exterior of the completed project.

Redesigned Web Site

It was long overdue but nonetheless we are happy to announce our new web site is up.  Our goal for the new design is to serve our customers and vendors better than its predecessor did.  It will also enable us to share news and information about the company with you.  Please browse around and report any issues to