Family Owned and Operated since 1979 with a 77% driver retention rate.
Norsemen was founded in 1979 by David E. Steffens, with two trucks. Originally based out of Waseca, Minnesota, Norsemen expanded its operations to Lake Mills, Iowa, in 1987. Lake Mills is now the corporate headquarters. In 2002, David sold the company to two of his sons, David A. Steffens and Jay Steffens. David and Jay expanded Norsemen Trucking into a complete logistics company.
Today, Norsemen has a fleet of 55 late model trucks that are driven by company drivers hauling dry van freight, a fleet of 40 owner-operators who pull flatbeds or drop decks, and a variety of agents specializing in all traffic lanes, all dedicated to meet and exceed customer and company needs.
In 2022, Norsemen became part of the True North family of companies.
Norsemen excels in developing personal relationships with customers and company personnel. Doing so allows Norsemen to customize the customers’ and employees’ needs.
The True North Companies Operating Philosophy
Our leadership believes in servant leadership. We strive to keep a small family business feeling as we build our businesses, and we foster long-term cultural stability by equipping and empowering our team members. Often, we come alongside business owners who wish to see their legacies preserved.