RJR Transportation offers drivers many opportunities nationally, regionally, and local throughout our various divisions of refrigerated, flatbed, hopper, end dump, and tanker.  We are a smaller fleet so you have an at home feeling instead of just being a number. One of the many reasons RJR is a recognized carrier among numerous...... 

25 years of excellence

Welcome to RJR Transportation Co. 

     RJR Transportation Co. was started in 1989 by Rodney D. Unzicker and has grown into a very well respected carrier among numerous national food service providers. We have built our reputation by providing our customers with dependable, high-quality transportation services. RJR specializes in transporting full load and LTL refrigerated and dry freight throughout the 48 state region, as well as operating hopper bottoms, end dumps, and recently expanded to anhydrous tankers, propane, flatbeds, and dry vans around the central midwest region.

     RJR Transportation Co. prides themselves in doing just that, moving freight safely and in a timely matter. Our refrigerated division consists of all late model 53’ air ride Utility trailers equipped with top of the line Thermo King Smart Reefers. While we specialize in perishable goods and frozen foods, our temperature controlled transport experience extends to a wide variety of industries, which we use to streamline the transport process for every customer. From +85°F down to -20°F, your product is safe and secure in our care from shipper to receiver.

      So lets keep it simple shall we. If you’re here because you have freight that needs to be moved, Well, lets get it moved! Call us today to see if we have an available truck in your area at

(309) 527-3750.


     While RJR Transportation Co. is constantly growing we are always updating our fleet with the latest the industry has to offer in equipment. Our fleet varies from Volvo, Peterbilt, to Kenworth all of which are spec'd to provide the best in fuel economy, driver comfort, and longevity. To view some of our equipment be sure to click on the link below. 

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     Mr. Rodney D. Unzicker hit the ground running on September. 4th, 1959 and still hasn’t slowed down. So that being said here is a little history story about Rodney, RJR Transportation, and how the business has become what it is today.

As I already said Rodney was born in 1959 and after helping his father, Walter Unzicker, on the farm till 1977 he started working for him at his trucking company......