About Horizon TransportThe History of Horizon Transport
In the early 1980’s, Melvin Schrock, founder of Horizon Transport, was a delivery driver for Coachmen Industries, delivering new RV’s to their dealerships. It was during this time that he recognized the need for a transportation company that provided prompt service with professional, clean, qualified and courteous drivers. It was out of this vision that Horizon Transport was established.
Horizon Transport, Inc. was founded by Melvin and Ruth Ann Schrock. Today, Horizon remains family owned and operated.
Horizon moved to 407 E. Wabash Ave in Wakarusa. Also in 1987, Horizon joined the National Safety Council and has continued throughout the years to put SAFETY FIRST! Today, we have three certified DDC (Defensive Driving Course) Instructors on staff and Horizon conducts weekly DDC courses for our drivers. The course is accredited by the State of Indiana.
Horizon started out delivering new RV’s for the recreational industry, both motorized and Tow-Away units. In 1989, we opened a flatbed division delivering general freight, small vehicles, and mobile homes.
Opened Oregon terminal with yards in Eugene OR, Dallas OR, Pendleton OR
Melvin and Ruth Ann’s son, Marion Schrock, who has been in charge of the day-to-day operations since 1993, purchased the company from his parents in 2004.
Founder Melvin Schrock passes away
Horizon Adds South Goshen, IN, Sturgis, MI, and Warsaw, IN yards
Horizon adds Elkhart yard
Horizon adds Goshen North yard
Horizon had been in the same building since near its inception. In 2014, a new building on State Road 19 was purchased and went through a major remodeling. In November of 2016, the entire staff moved into the new office in one day. The new space allows for better team communication and space for growth.
Horizon adds Bristol and Topeka, IN yards
Horizon adds Twin Falls and Nampa, ID yards
Horizon opens state of the art drivers lounge names The Lounge
Co-Founder Ruth Ann Schrock passes away
Horizon acquires Signature Transport
Horizon acquires Dynamic Transport and RV Transport. Horizon adds New Paris and Middlebury, IN yards.
Horizon becomes 100% employee owned (ESOP)
Over the years, by providing superior service and taking care of the customers and contractors, Horizon has grown considerably. Currently, Horizon delivers 80,000 vehicles annually and Horizon has become a highly respected leader in the RV transportation industry.
From our humble beginnings in 1984 with 10 drivers, today Horizon has an independent contractor base of over 1,500 drivers. The corporate office is located in Wakarusa with branch offices across the midwest and west coast.
Good to Great | 7 Horizon Service Standards
At Horizon, we’ve worked tirelessly over the last year to find areas of possible improvement. We’ve hired consultants, we’ve polled drivers, we’ve researched and studied, all to find ways to improve for our customers and drivers. We have developed 7 service standards we are committed to, in hopes that you, our drivers, will be more successful because of it. We expect you to hold us accountable to these standards and we hope you with adopt them as well.