About Jim Hawk Truck Trailers

Jim Hawk, founder of Jim Hawk Truck Trailers 

Overview

For over the past 38 years, Jim Hawk Truck Trailers has become the largest and most respected dealer of semi-truck trailers throughout the Midwest.   Jim Hawk Truck Trailers offers a comprehensive line of trailers from the industry’s most respected brands as well as a full line of parts, service, and rentals.  Our emphasis to deliver great service both during and after the sale has allowed us to build a very large and loyal customer base across our region.  We want to provide you with great products and the best possible service available for all of your transportation related needs.  From financing and leasing to service, parts and rentals, Jim Hawk Truck Trailers would like to earn your business!

History

It all started with a vision. From the beginning, Jim Hawk saw many untapped opportunities existing throughout the trucking industry and he knew there was great business potential to be had. As with any business venture, Jim started with an idea to capitalize on the countless fleets that wheeled down I-80 near his home area in Council Bluffs, Iowa. At first, Jim started with a trailer sales location and the business performed remarkably well. As time went on, Jim’s zest and aggressive nature led the business toward steady growth and expanded to new key locations throughout the Midwest. In addition, the product lines broadened and Jim Hawk Truck Trailers evolved into a full service facility offering trailers, parts, service, and rentals. Today, Jim Hawk Truck Trailers is spread throughout twelve key Midwest locations, all of which are adjacent to major transportation hubs. The business remains as a family owned operation and shares the same values and visions that originated from the founder, Jim Hawk.

Owners Dave Hawk (left) and Jim Hawk, III (right)

Timeline

1974 – Jim Hawk established the first Jim Hawk Truck Trailers sales location in Council Bluffs, Iowa.

1975 – Jim Hawk Truck Trailers established the Des Moines, Iowa trailer sales location which quickly evolved into a full service facility.

1982 – Jim Hawk Truck Trailers established the Sioux City, Iowa trailer sales location.

1984 – Jim Hawk Truck Trailers established the Sioux Falls, South Dakota trailer sales location.

1986 – Jim Hawk Truck Trailers of Sioux Falls, South Dakota expanded and moved into a new location offering trailers, parts, service, and rentals.

1987 – Jim Hawk Truck Trailers established the Davenport, Iowa trailer sales facility.

1992 – Jim Hawk Truck Trailers established the East Peoria, Illinois full service location.

1993 – Jim Hawk Truck Trailers established the Kansas City, Missouri trailer sales location.

1995 – Jim Hawk Truck Trailers established the Chicago, Illinois trailer sales location.

1997 – Jim Hawk Truck Trailers of Davenport, Iowa expanded and relocated to a new full service facility.

1998 – Jim Hawk Truck Trailers of Sioux City, Iowa expanded and relocated to a new south Sioux City sales location.

1998 – Jim Hawk Truck Trailers of Kansas City, Missouri expanded and relocated to a new full service facility.

2000 – Jim Hawk Truck Trailers established the Fargo, North Dakota location which quickly evolved into a full service facility.

2001 – Jim Hawk Truck Trailers of Sioux City, Iowa adds a parts department and full service facility.

2007 – Jim Hawk Truck Trailers in Council Bluffs, Iowa moves to a new corporate facility and expands offerings and services to customers with a full line of trailers, parts, service, and rentals.

2009 – Jim Hawk Truck Trailers established the Denver, Colorado trailer sales location.

2009 – Jim Hawk Truck Trailers established the Gretna, Nebraska trailer sales location.

2012 – Jim Hawk Truck Trailers established the Champaign, Illinois full service facility.

2015 – Jim Hawk Truck Trailers established Grand Rapids, Michigan full service facility