A Strong and Safe Industry Leader

ROOTED IN QUALITY

Patrick A. Gallagher founded PGT in 1981 on the principles of quality customer service and personal relationships for the metals and building industry. Initially based in Industry, PA, the company started with only one tractor and two employees. Mr. Gallagher was committed to smart growth that ensured focused driver training and retention of the best team in the industry. 

READY FOR WHAT’S AHEAD

With a unique investment in quality and relationships, PGT has grown to be a state-of-the art flatbed transportation company serving the steel, building materials, machinery, oil & gas, raw materials, aluminum and automotive industries. Now headquartered in Aliquippa, PA, PGT remains true to its fundamentals of personal customer service and relationships, employee professional development and retention, and profitability to sustain our progressive, proactive industry position. Our goal is to be the safest and strongest flatbed carrier in the industry. 


About PGT Trucking
Company Timeline: 36 Years of Sustainability and Growth
1981
At age 26, Pat Gallagher starts PGT Trucking
1981
PGT Trucking is headquartered in Industry, PA
1981
Richard Powers is hired as
PGT’s first driver
1983
PGT becomes a core carrier for
U.S. Steel
1988
The first Harry “Buster” Barnes Award is given to George Powers
1990
1990
PGT moves headquarters to
Monaca, PA
1994
PGT experiences explosive growth throughout the 1990s
1994
1995
PGT expands internationally by opening the new Laredo, TX location
1999
PGT becomes a major carrier for National Gypsum, hauling building materials
1999
The David Levin Award for Company Driver of the Year is introduced in memory of PGT Company Driver, Dave Levin
2005
PGT opens the family store, where employees and friends can buy gifts and clothing
2006
PGT employees move into the “new” operations building
2006
PGT acquires Mid-West Logistics and begins the Vesuvius Division. A Van, Refrigerated and Conestoga Division that hauls specialty refractories for the steel industry
2006
PGT acquires Kingsridge Trucking
2010
CSA 2010 is introduced by the U.S. Department of Transportation, forever changing the structure of safety in the transportation industry
2013
The operations building is renamed “The Richard Powers Professional Drivers Building,” in honor of PGT’s most senior driver who had recently passed on
2015
PGT establishes the Premier Professional Fleet to honor
our elite drivers
2015
PGT acquires Kelworth Trucking in Poteau, OK. This acquisition expands PGT’s footprint westward
2016
PGT Trucking is now one of the largest flatbed carriers in the country with over 1,000 power units and more than 30 terminals and locations
2016
PGT Trucking moves headquarters to Aliquippa, PA
2017
PGT opens Blairsville
Training Facility