58 Drive TransLand | Trucking Company in Springfield MO

A Premiere Transportation Company


TransLand is a premier transportation company that exceeds customer, employee and community expectations with best of class service. We strive to provide transportation services in an ethical, safe, reliable and environmentally responsible manner bringing value to our customers, employees and stakeholders.

Our Legacy

Our History

1982 The begining

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  • Terminal Consolidation of Springfield founded by Glen and Anna Walker
  • One truck, two drivers
  • First customer—Zenith
History 1990

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  • 40 power units
  • Served multiple states in the Midwest
  • Gross revenue $8 million
History 1992

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  • Named First Springfield Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the Year
History 1993

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  • TransLand Division created and trucks begin rolling coast to coast
History 2001

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  • TCSI-TransLand moves to new facility in Strafford, Missouri
History 2004

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  • New milestone reached with 215 tractors and 300 trailers
  • Gross revenue $40 million
History 2012

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  • Employees inspire idea for Pink Truck to raise awareness and funds for select cancer organizations
History 2014

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  • Business officially rebrands as TransLand

Looking Ahead

TransLand Proud

Glen Walker, Founder of Transland

Glen Walker, Founder

Glendon Walker was born near Crane, Missouri in 1934 and spent his youth growing up on a farm in Barry County. He graduated from Aurora High School in 1951 eventually taking a job with the Frisco Railroad dispatching train crews out of Monett, MO.

He spent much of the 1950s with the railroad holding various positions in small towns within the network. In 1958, he took a city dispatch job with Frisco Transportation, an LTL Trucking subsidiary of the railroad in Springfield, MO. This was the beginning of Glen’s 45-year trucking career.

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The Belief

We believe that by treating all professional relationships like family members, we will innately foster a workplace environment that drives our employees to be successful through pride, dedication and love for this company. We will conduct all business with honesty and integrity; decisions will be ethical and conducted with the highest sense of morals. All employees will be treated equally and given the opportunities to learn, progress and excel.

Core Values

  • Safety
  • Honesty and Integrity
  • Ethical Practices
  • Equality
  • Trust and Respect
  • Service Excellence

Join Our Team

From driver training to retirement, TransLand offers a great career.

Contact our recruiting department today!

Connie Preisinger, Recruiting Manager


Phone: 800.234.5710 option 1
Fax: 417.864.8754


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Non-Driving Positions

Please e-mail your resume to HR@DriveTransLand.com


Throughout the US, TransLand is known for being a premier transportation company. While many truck driving jobs have their own rewards, choosing that career with TransLand pays benefits beyond the paycheck.

TransLand is a family business that understands families. From in-house training programs to retirement plans, TransLand offers a lifelong career and a life to go with it.

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Work For TransLand


TransLand is pleased to offer comprehensive benefits, including the following:


  • Vacation
  • Detention
  • Layover
  • Hazmat
  • Experience
  • Flatbed tarp
  • Safety meetings
  • Training
  • Flatbed up to .48 ½ *CPM with incentives
  • Dry van .46 ½ *CPM with incentives
  • Free rider policy


  • Referral
  • Orientation
  • Longevity
  • Safety
  • Weekly direct deposit
    • Driver of the Month
    • Top Gun (elite driver program)


  • Fuel
  • Mileage
  • Service / Safety


  • Driver paid health insurance
  • Family coverage available
  • Dental, vision, accidental, life
  • 401K

TransLand has multiple divisions to suit a variety of preferences. Contact us to find out more about these great benefits, our referral program, bonus opportunities, small pet policy and more.

We are TransLand Proud!

TransLand has an outstanding CSA thanks to our team of professionals.

Top-Line Equipment, Expertly Maintained

Behind the scenes. Clean, well-maintained equipment awaits you. Kenworth T680s include 72” sleeper berths and refrigerators. Automatics and 10-speed tractors are available. We are a regional carrier. No leases! Our location in Strafford, MO is easily accessed from I-44. We Are #TranslandProud Our professional service team is here for you, always. The team approach is highly valued at TransLand. We take pride in looking good! We keep you safe and rolling. Our maintenance team is committed to you. Did we mention we like to look pretty? Highly trained. Attention to detail. Friendly crew. We handle the maintenance while you manage your responsibilities.

Behind the scenes

Clean, well-maintained equipment awaits you.

Kenworth T680s include 72” sleeper berths and refrigerators.

Automatics and 10-speed tractors are available

We are a regional carrier. No leases!

Our location in Strafford, MO is easily accessed from I-44.

We are #TranslandProud

Our professional service team is here for you, always.

The team approach is highly valued at TransLand.

We take pride in looking good!

We keep you safe and rolling.

Our maintenance team is committed to you.

Did we mention we like to look pretty?

Highly trained. Attention to detail. Friendly crew.

We handle the maintenance while you manage your responsibilities.

Driver Testimonials

Kevin France, Professional Driver

I am pleased with TransLand for the following reasons: They treat me with respect, offering reasonable time off, good equipment, and decent pay. In addition, I feel like I am part of the TransLand family.

Chuck Ross, Professional Driver

As a driver with more than 50 years experience, I consider TransLand the best company I have ever worked for. The positive attitude of the company, from executives to fleet managers, makes me feel respected and appreciated. The good pay and miles keep me happy, along with access to excellent, well-maintained equipment.

Will Rodgers, Professional Driver

In more than seven years with TransLand, I have seen quite a few changes. The management team is moving the company forward through smart business decisions, and taking into account employee wants and needs. This creates a strong base of operations and a clear vision for impending success.

David Maxwell, Professional Driver

Thanks to TransLand, I'm able to set goals in life, and actually meet and exceed them.

Ronald Smith, Professional Driver

As a 30-year military veteran, I understand commitment. At TransLand, they are committed to their drivers. I have been with TransLand seven years and I wouldn't have it any other way. I get home when I need to be, and make it to appointments on time allowing me to meet bonuses, and then some. I LOVE IT HERE AT TRANSLAND THEY ARE PART OF MY FAMILY.

Paul Devereux, Professional Driver

My joy with TransLand began when I was going through the application process. The recruiters remembered my name when I called back, and this immediately made me realize I would not be just a number. Everyone is awesome at TransLand, from the office staff to the shop crew keeping 200 trucks and 400 trailers rolling and compliant. The pay is great, especially the quarterly bonus.

Customer Solutions

We offer efficient, cost- effective national freight solutions, and a solid customer service team to manage the process.

TransLand proudly utilizes the latest technology, coupled with an exceptionally well-trained staff, to provide timely delivery of your shipments.

TransLand has an outstanding CSA. We take pride in maintaining our equipment and providing ongoing training for our professional drivers.


TransLand possesses transportation capacity for virtually every situation. Our experienced team commands 170 Kenworth T660s and T680s, and more than 340 53’, air ride, dry van trailers.

We operate both long-haul and short haul trucking divisions to anticipate the varying needs of our customers.


TransLand’s Flatbed Services Division operates 30-power units pulling air ride trailers consisting of flats and step decks. We provide freight transport for all types of goods including steel coils, lumber, and machinery.

We are experienced with permitting and escort services for your OVERSIZED needs. We also offer an extensive network of carriers developed through our brokerage division.


TransLand has sales staff available seven days a week and dispatchers available 24/7 to ensure your shipment has our complete attention.


TransLand is a committed Smartway partner.

Launch in 2004, SmartWay® is an EPA program that reduces transportation-related emissions by creating incentives to improve supply chain fuel efficiency.


Community Involvement

TransLand has a long-lasting commitment to community giving. Our promise extends from our headquarters in Missouri to every town we roll through.

We are TransLand Proud donating to the United Way annually, developing an in-house giving program for cancer awareness and supporting many other causes throughout the year. Serving our communities is valued by the entire TransLand team.

Help Our Cause. Donate to the Community Fund.

Transland Community Fund

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TransLand Community Fund

Miles For Hope

Miles For Hope

The Pink Truck "Miles for Hope" campaign raises awareness for cancer.

Five cents of every mile traveled is donated to select cancer organizations. More than $32,000 has been raised since 2012 through this employee-inspired idea.

Kevin France

The Pink Truck is presently being driven across the country by Kevin France. The Pink Truck makes regular appearances at community events bringing more exposure to cancer awareness. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for full updates. #findthepinktruck


Transland Truck

TransLand takes tremendous pride in being recognized for good works in the community. It is equally meaningful when members of our team are honored for their outstanding skills and talents. Here are a handful of accolades received in the past few years.

Annually, TransLand selects drivers to join the elite group of Top Gun. The status is achieved by reaching standards that promote TransLand’s vision as a premiere transportation company.

TransLand takes pride in hiring talented, professional drivers. Top Gun honors the best of the best while encouraging ongoing growth for the entire team.

Current Top Gun Inductees

  • Larry Finley
  • Henry Grider
  • Samuel Newby
  • Alan Nielsen
  • Eddie Robinson
  • Bob West
  • Bill Oxendine
  • Ron Smith
  • Lester Cox
  • Ken Christoph
  • Richard Denton
  • Sam Hicks
  • Johnny Mitchell
  • Richard Whitis
  • Steve Shaffer


  • 1992 Named First Springfield Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the Year
  • 2001 Glen Walker, Recipient of Frank G. Campbell Outstanding Service Award
  • 2003 Route 66 Truck Show winner
  • 2008 Wabash National recognition for "Supply Chain Performance"
  • 2011 present Multiple Awards from Missouri Trucking Association for Driver of the Month
  • 2012 Participant in the World’s Largest Truck Convoy for Special Olympics
  • 2012 Wabash National Platinum Award
  • 2012 Mike Walker, Recipient of Frank G. Campbell Outstanding Service Award
  • 2014 Laura Gates named HR Director of the Year by Springfield Business Journal
  • 2015 Lora Littles, Director of Safety named by Missouri Trucking Association as Safety Director of the Year
  • 2015 Traffic Insurance Ltd. Michael G. Haske - Stephen A. Wylie Award of Honor in recognition of outstanding safety program. Best scorecard ranking
  • 2016 Nine professional drivers inducted into the Missouri Trucking Association’s Chairman’s Safe Driver Club

About Us

Meet Our Team

Mark Walker

Mark Walker

Chairman and CEO

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Mark Walker continues the legacy of CEO at TransLand; founded by Glen and Anna Walker. His extensive experience working in the private and nonprofit sectors as a leader, innovator, and organizational development professional have served him well assuming the helm of TransLand. Mark is committed to the success of the people who comprise TransLand, effectively service TransLand customers and giving back to the community.

Laura Gates

Laura Gates

VP, Human Resources and Organizational Effectiveness

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Laura has more than fifteen years of service with TransLand. In addition to her human resources experience, she is also extremely well versed in accounting. This further strengthens TransLand. Laura was named 2014 Human Resources Director of the Year by the Springfield Business Journal.


Brian Baremore

Vice President, Operations/Business Systems

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Brian has more than 15 years of experience in the transportation industry with positions as a CSR, Broker, Load Planner, Safety Manager, Recruiter, Fleet Manager and as Director, Business Systems and Analytics. He is a firm believer in the need for everyone on the team to treat the business as an owner and have a lot of respect for what each and every team member does for the company on a daily basis.

Greg Sutton

Greg Sutton

Vice President, Finance

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Chris St. John

Chris St. John

Vice President, Sales

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Chris has more than 20 years sales experience with the majority being in the transportation industry. He has held positions such as Transportation Sales Consultant, Fleet Sales Manager, General Manager of Sales and District Sales Manager. His motto at work and home is always anticipate the needs of others by taking a genuine interest.

Contact Us

Physical Address
1601 W. Old Route 66
Strafford, MO 65757

Mailing Address
PO Box 901
Springfield, MO 65801

Phone: 800.234.5710
Fax: 417.864.8754
Email: info@drivetransland.com

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