The Harry H. Long Moving Storage & Express, Inc.
company is a tradition in the Long family. In 1917,
Harry H. Long started his transportation business with
a horse and wagon. Most trucking businesses at the time
were called "Transfer
Lines" because their
business was to transfer baggage to and from railroad stations.
Cargos, methods and equipment have
changed since 1917. LONG has changed
with the times. Large semi-trailers have replaced horse
and buggy and container chassis have been added as international
trade has grown.
Harry Long passed away at an early age of
46. At that time Alice Long took over the business. She
remained active until her 90th birthday in 1990. For health
reasons she was unable to continue. Shortly after, John
R. Long Sr. was the next successor and new owner. At that
time he had asked his sons to join him in the business.
Three of the four sons agreed and a plan for the future
was being mapped out. John R. Long Sr. played an active
roll from 1990 – 1999 as 2nd generation owner and President.
Within a few years of taking over the family business,
John R. Long Sr. was diagnosed with cancer. After a long
and hard fought fight, in the end the cancer won. John’s
wife, Joyce, then became the new owner and President. She
remained President until 2010 when she elected John R.
Long Jr. as the new President.
In 1970 Harry H. Long Moving & Storage
was incorporated under the name Harry H. Long Moving Storage & Express,
Inc. to better indicate the many different types of transportation
services they performed. We now operate in the State of
Wisconsin and Upper Michigan. With certain commodities,
Minnesota and Illinois are included within the operational
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Today our operation is focused on intermodal
services. We provide some of the best equipment available
to help our customers achieve their goals. Our tractors
are light-weight for customers with weight sensitive product.
We also offer a variety of chassis to safely meet today's
road limits. With GPS tracking, we can provide our customers
with real time answers.
Some things have not changed over the
is now being managed by our third generation. 2007 marked
our 90th year in business. The Long Family is proud of
this tradition of progress and superb service.