Barr Trucking was formed in 1981 by William Mark Barr and his Father William DeWitt Barr in Pinckneyville, IL. At the time, Barr Trucking consisted of two water delivery trucks and one dump truck utilized to deliver residential rock. In 1983 Mark acquired his father’s share of the company with visions of expanding into new markets. The next year Mark purchased the company’s first semi, a 1975 R Model Mack. With an expanding fleet and company growth, a new facility was in order. In 1989, Barr Trucking purchased a large work shop and storage yard west of Pinckneyville, IL where the company operates today.
With continued commitment to the region’s bulk transportation of natural resources and the construction industry, Barr Logistics was founded in 2000 to assist with growing demand. Barr Logistics assisted with the development of strategic partners to better serve the company’s current and expanding client base. In 2011, a locally-owned, long time specialized transportation company was purchased. This acquisition further expanded the company’s ability to serve the region’s construction, mining, power generation and manufacturing industries.
With over 40 years in business, Barr Companies is an industry leader in transportation.