Central Valley Ag Transport (CVAT) Keeps Agriculture Moving

Jul 10, 2024

CVAT Truck

Central Valley Ag Transport (CVAT) was formed in 2003 as a separate entity, to give Central Valley Ag (CVA) better control of the movement of its products. By owning its own trucks, CVA can ensure each product gets to the correct location in a timely manner.

CVAT currently has 58 trucks with 58 drivers, each of which haul a different product. Products that CVA hauls includes fertilizer, anhydrous, grain, feed, propane, diesel, and gas. CVAT’s primary service area consists of the midwest but extends to all 48 contiguous.

CVAT drivers work tirelessly to ensure the needs of each CVA customer are met. Whether it be traveling overnight, working weekends, or overtime hours, CVAT drivers are committed to their work. “The drivers’ dedication to serve the customers is unreal.” Said Chad Huigens, Director of Transport for CVA, “When it's spring, they know they are going to have to work seven days a week until the crops are in. There’s never any complaining, they just do what needs to be done.”

While daily routines vary, most drivers work 10-14 hour shifts, covering distances between Sioux City, Iowa, Kansas City, Kansas, Ainsworth, Nebraska, and beyond, averaging 350 miles daily.

“As drivers, we have the important role of making sure we continue to serve our customers company-wide.” Said Shawn Hale, CVAT Driver. “We have the responsibility of making sure products are available where they need to be and when they need to be there. Each member of CVAT is devoted to providing exceptional service.”

In an effort to continue to grow CVAT and continue to put reliable drivers on the road, CVAT began to provide an internal CDL class. This class gives interested individuals the opportunity to get their CDL quicker and cheaper. The program is a month long in entirety and ensures each student gets one-on-one instruction to best prepare them for the road.

CVA wants to thank its drivers for their drive, dedication, and commitment to CVA and its member-owners. Without its drivers, it would not be as successful as it is today.