Stidham Trucking History
When Larry Stidham was allowed to take over payments on a truck back in 1963, he couldn't have dreamed that Stidham Trucking, Inc. would become one of the primary flatbed carriers on the West Coast. Larry started his apprenticeship to the trucking world during his high school years pumping fuel at the town's only 24-hour fuel station. Then a few years driving for both a truck load and L.T.L. Carrier would whet his appetite for a truck of his own.
Stidham Trucking, Inc. celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2013. From that first truck over 50 years ago, Stidham Trucking, Inc. has grown into a fleet of 100 plus tractors and approximately 100 trailers. With a corporate office and maintenance shop in Yreka, California, the Stidham "family" consists of nearly 100 people including drivers, office staff, equipment repair shop personnel, etc.
In the beginning, when Larry bought his first truck and was driving it, Frances, Larry's wife, did the paperwork out of the house. Today, Richard, their son, in addition to being the General Manager, oversees Operations and that every truck is loaded and unloaded each day.
Their daughter, Teresa, is Vice President of Sales, working with both customers and inside sales people to insure the best possible service.