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3 GENERATIONS OF SERVICE EXCELLENCE

Since 1925, a commitment to the customer.

In 1925, Hubert “Buzz” Grane started in the trucking business with his brother-in-law, performing Cartage Services in Chicago and throughout Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana, Michigan, and Iowa. By the end of the year, the Transportation Operation expanded to six trucks.

In 1930, the partners purchased a building at 4459 West Division Street, Chicago, Illinois where the operation thrived out of this 24,000 square foot building. By the time the World’s Fair hit Chicago in 1933, the fleet had more than doubled in size, totaling 15 vehicles.

Hardship fell on Buzz in 1941, with the death of his brother-in-law, Tony. Buzz assumed full ownership of the business and changed its name to GRANE TRUCKING COMPANY, which carries Buzz’ name to this day.

Hubert “Bud” Grane Jr. joined his father in 1958, ensuring a second generation of the family business. Together they branched into Full Service Truck & Trailer Leasing, forming GRANE LEASING CORPORATION in 1960. Four years later, Bud established GRANE TRANSPORTATION LINES, LTD. A regional common and contract for-hire motor carrier.

In 1970, after outgrowing their old terminal, GRANE moved its operation to Chicago at 1001 S. Laramie Ave. Their new Headquarters became a state of the art 115,000 square feet Cross Dock and Break Bulk Operation for Ocean Containers and Interstate Pool Distribution Line hauls. A 24/7 Truck Maintenance Shop became essential part of their Full Service Truck Leasing and Contract Maintenance services.

GRANE’S third generation, Bud’s sons Allan and Paul, entered the family business in the 1990’s. They are the current stewards of the family business, with a focus and commitment, as their Grandfather was, to the customer.

In their tenure at GRANE, Bud’s sons have been fortunate enough to see GRANE grow fivefold over these past two decades. Most recently, GRANE expanded into the Air Freight business, serving Chicago O’Hare, Chicago Rockford International Airport and Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

At GRANE, we define ourselves by our values. GRANE is a core value driven company, committed to customer satisfaction. Our guarantee – We never say ‘No;’ Our passion – We get it Right!