Ritter started as a family business more than 50 years ago. John W. Ritter started the company in 1964 with only a few trucks. Now, five decades later, Ritter is a third-generation, family owned company with more than 100 power units. Ritter has always been dedicated to meeting deadlines and providing unsurpassed customer service. We treat every job as a chance to prove our reliability and integrity. Our company bears the family name because we stand by our service and we hold ourselves accountable for outstanding customer service, safety, and on-time performance


  • 1949 – John Ritter starts his career as a mechanic and truck owner-operator to support his family
  • 1964 – John W. Ritter Trucking, a small business with only a few trucks, is incorporated by John and his wife, Marie
  • 1983 – John Ritter passes and Marie gains control of the company. Their son, Edmond, purchases the company from his mother soon thereafter
  • 1989 – Ritter Transport, Inc. (formerly known as Semi-Express) is created due to a high demand from loyal customers who needed dedicated freight services
  • 1991 – Ritter becomes one of the first trucking companies to have on-board computers
  • 2007 – Ritter Transportation Systems is created to provide high-quality third party broker logistics
  • 2008 – Michael and Matt Ritter buy Ritter from their father, Edmond
  • 2014 – John W. Ritter Trucking, Ritter Transport Inc., and Ritter Transportation Systems come together to form Ritter and the new logo is unveiled