Who Founded the Roadway Express Trucking Company?

In 1930, brothers Galen and Carroll Roush founded Roadway Express in Akron, Ohio. The company began with ten owner-operators and moved shipments to Chicago, Houston and Kansas City, Missouri.

Roadway Express, Inc. operates more than 400 shipping terminals in the United States and specializes in less-than-truckload, or LTL, hauling. Additionally, the company operates a Canadian subsidiary and manages shipping facilities in Mexico. Servicing customers in North America, Asia, Africa, Europe and the Middle East, Roadway ships internationally to more than 60 countries worldwide. Roadway Express has operated as an independent, publicly owned company since 1995. The former holding company Roadway Services now operates as Caliber System, Inc.