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A Few Ways We’re Working Behind the Scenes This Holiday Season

It’s the time of year that everybody loves. The temperatures across the country have started to dip and some areas are already seeing a bit of snow. People are out doing all of their holiday shopping. Lights and decorations start to adorn homes from the east coast to the west coast. In short, people everywhere are gearing up for the holiday season!

As one of the nation’s top freight trucking companies, we’re doing our part as well. “What does your heavy haul trucking company have to do with the holidays?” you ask? As a matter of fact, that is the very topic we would like to address in today’s blog. To see what we’re doing behind the scenes, keep reading!

We Serve a Wide Variety of Different Industries

At Stephen Izzi Trucking and Rigging, we offer a number of different services. From rigging to machinery moving to turnkey relocations and more, we’re proud to be able to help a wide variety of businesses to ensure that their needs are met. We serve a number of different industries (pharmaceutical, food and beverage, machine tool, telecommunications, defense contractors, power generation, homeland security, and biotech, just to name a few) and we always take pride in a job well done.

What that means is that we’re well equipped to handle a vast selection of different needs. That means that at any given moment, we could be transporting a shipment of toys from Point A to Point B. It means that we might be hauling a new company’s first collection of holiday cards from California to New York. Maybe it means that your favorite reindeer shaped snack is in stock at the local grocery store. It could even mean that the new inventory of the hottest seasonal item that was just delivered to your local big box store was dropped off by us.

In other words, we have undertaken a number of different jobs in the last few months that might be benefitting you behind the scenes in ways that you could never imagine. We drive coast to coast to make our drop offs and there’s nothing we love more than meeting our timelines so your customers can get exactly what they’re looking for when they are preparing for holiday parties.

Get a Free Quote For Your Business Today

Perhaps you have a business of your own and you are researching freight trucking companies to see which one would be the best fit for you. If that’s the case, you’re in the right place. At Stephen Izzi Trucking and Rigging, we take pride in a job well done. We’re always happy to take on new customers, so whether you’re the owner of an HVAC company who needs to get your equipment to the other side of the country or you’re a craftsman who needs to deliver your first shipment of goods to the neighboring state, you can count on us to make sure that the job gets done the right way. That means working with your budget and meeting your timeline.

Regardless of your needs, we would be honored to help make sure that your items get from Point A to Point B safely and securely. Request a quote today by filling out our form. Simply let us know a bit about yourself, which of our services you’re interested in, and the scope of the work you’d like done. We’ll take a look at everything and get back to you as soon as possible with a free estimate for the work you need done. Reach out to us today. We look forward to working with you!

3 Qualities Every Good Rigging Company Has

At Stephen Izzi Trucking and Rigging, Inc., we strive to be one of the best rigging companies in the nation. It’s right there in our name, after all, and we wouldn’t be much of a rigging company if we didn’t make it a point to do the best job possible. As a matter of fact, regardless of the service you are considering enlisting us for, you can rest assured that we take pride in getting the job done the right way.

That’s why in today’s blog we’d like to share a few of the qualities we possess that we believe separate us from others in the industry. If you’re looking for someone who knows how to work on your timeline to make sure everything is completed safely and efficiently, look no further. Keep reading to learn what sets the team at Stephen Izzi Trucking and Rigging apart!

What is Rigging?

There is a fair bit of confusion of what industrial rigging actually is, but we thought we would take just a quick moment to help break it down for you. This video on YouTube is a great place to get a general overview and they note that “construction sites, factories, logging plants, and shipyards all employ riggers to move large industrial equipment.” Essentially what you’re getting is someone to help you move heavy items in a way that is safe.

The video goes on to mention that “a rigger uses pulleys, ropes, and winches to haul items.” As you can probably imagine, this takes a rigorous (or perhaps a “rigger-ous” if you’ll pardon the pun) game plan in order to make sure that everything is completed safely and on schedule. So why choose our team to handle that task?

What Makes Stephen Izzi Trucking and Rigging Different?

An Attention to Detail

As we mentioned above, in many instances it is difficult to move the items that need moving. That means that it’s vitally important to come up with a game plan that makes sense. What sets us apart is our attention to detail. We know that your items will likely need to be moved in a specific order and we put our heads together to figure out the ideal way to ensure that the job gets done correctly.

A Dedication to Safety

One thing that our team of experts really prides itself on is the ability to work safely. When working with such heavy items, ensuring that everything is rigged up properly is of vital importance. We take the time to double check everything in order to make sure that we are being safe on the job and that there are no inherent safety risks. This is one step that we take very seriously and because we are dedicated to ensuring that your experience with us is a positive one. After all, it doesn’t make much of a difference if your stuff gets moved, but it all ends up broken at the end of the day.

Plenty of Experience

With over four decades of experience in providing our customers with a high level of value, you can count on us to bring that expertise to the table every single time. Customer service is always one of our top priorities and we’ll make sure that you are well taken care of when you choose to partner with us. In addition to knowing how to handle time and budgetary concerns, you can count on us to bring our state-of-the-art equipment with us to the job and we’ll always show up with a smile on our faces and ready to get down to the hard work that you’re expecting from us. It’s as simple as that.

Get a Free Estimate For Your Next Job

Regardless of your needs, you can rely on us to bring our attention to detail, strict safety standards, and decades of experience to the table for each and every job. We strive to provide our customers with a professional service that is second to none. If you’re looking for a rigging company who knows how to do the job the right way, we’re here to help. Contact us today to get a free estimate and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

What Pride in Performance Means to Us

At Stephen Izzi Trucking and Rigging, we strive to be one of the top trucking companies in the United States. If you’ve taken a look at our website, you’ve probably seen that we like to use the phrase “Pride in Performance” around here. To us, it’s more than a nice sounding sentiment; instead, it’s a motto that we take very seriously. Each member of our team knows the value of hard work and we are all dedicated to making your experience with us a great one.

But what else do we mean by that phrase? As a matter of fact, that’s the subject of today’s post. If you’re considering us for your freight trucking needs, keep reading, because we would like to share a few of the things that we believe make us unique in our industry!

The Value of Hard Work

Many people out there have a favorite president. For some, it’s the political actions of a particular president that makes them respect the work that he has done. For others, it’s that president’s dedication to getting the job done regardless of how they feel about his politics.

Around here, we’re pretty big fans of Theodore Roosevelt. A look back at some of this man’s accomplishments both in and out of the office are enough to make a modern man’s head spin. Roosevelt is known to many as a Rough Rider (according to Wikipedia, “The Rough Riders were mostly made of college athletes, cowboys, ranchers, miners, and other outdoorsmen” and they went on to become known as “Roosevelt’s Rough Riders”), but there is more to him than that.

You might also know Roosevelt for his depiction as one of the faces on Mount Rushmore–alongside Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, and our first president, George Washington.

“Work Hard at Work Worth Doing”

What you may not know is that Roosevelt was born with a severe case of asthma which dominated his early life. Despite the challenges he faced, Roosevelt went on to become an avid outdoorsman, hunter, and explorer, among other things. He took up boxing, hiking, horseback riding, rowing, and tennis, and he even dedicated a portion of his time to learning the art of judo. In short, Roosevelt was a man of many passions and he dedicated himself thoroughly to each one in order to get the most out of it.

The legacy Roosevelt has left behind is a source of inspiration. It might not surprise you then that he is responsible for a number of great quotes, perhaps the best one being that “far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.” 

What Does That Mean For Us?

As we said above, we strive to be one of the top trucking companies in the nation and we work hard to do that. We believe that helping people to get their shipment from Point A to Point B is the type of work that’s worth doing. It allows businesses across the United States to thrive. Small businesses grow and large businesses meet the growing needs of their dedicated customers. Someone needs to be there for the long haul and we’re up to the challenge.

Working hard at work worth doing is part of what we mean when we say that we take pride in performance. It isn’t always easy, but we are dedicated to doing the best job possible for each and every one of our clients. We know that you depend on us to help you get the job done right and we won’t let you down. At the end of the day, working hard is what drives us and we want you to know that we will always work hard for you.

We believe that our hard work behind the scenes is what helps to keep things running well. We’re not trying to take all of the credit here–indeed, it is your hard work that makes a difference in our country. Whether you’re a woodworker who just completed a collection of chairs that you need to get from Oregon to Maine or you’re someone who needs a large warehouse to store your inventory, you can count on the team at Stephen Izzi Trucking and Rigging to take great care of you!

Our freight trucking company is dedicated to being the best in the business and we would love the opportunity to prove it. Simply fill out this form to request a quote and let us know what type of work you need done and provide us with your contact information. We’ll look it over and get in touch with you. There’s nothing we love more than working hard at work worth doing for our clients. Reach out today, because we look forward to partnering with you!

We Travel Safely At This Time Of Year

As one of the top freight trucking companies in the nation, you can probably imagine that we have seen some truly inclement weather in our time on the road. As much as we love this time of year, it can make things a little tedious from time to time. When the snow starts to fall, most people dream about being at home with a fire burning and some hot cocoa in their favorite mug that’s keeping their hands warm while they watch a movie.

At Stephen Izzi Trucking and Rigging, we know that as a business owner, your schedule doesn’t start and stop at the convenience of the weather. When you need to get your goods from Point A to Point B, we’ll be here to help–even when the weather isn’t likely to cooperate. Wondering what that looks like? Keep reading to find out!

Safety Is Our Top Priority

We won’t try to deceive you–the reality of the matter is that sometimes the weather slows us down. This is a necessity though, because we feel a responsibility to ensure safety out on the roads when they are slick or when visibility is low. Not only are we responsible for our own safety, but we want to make sure that others who are out on the road are safe as well. Of course that is not where it ends because we’re also trying to ensure the safety of the items that we are transporting.

Our team makes it a top priority to ensure that our customers are satisfied in every aspect of the work we do. That’s why we make every effort to ensure that your project is completed on time and under budget, but we also feel a responsibility to take safety into consideration. At the end of the day, we believe that getting your items to their final destination in one piece is the most important thing when the weather is less than cooperative.

Get a Free Quote

You can count on the team of experts at Stephen Izzi Trucking and Rigging to be professional every step of the way. Our freight trucking company has been in business for forty years and in that time we have pretty much experienced every type of weather out there. From rain and fog in the Pacific Northwest to several feet of snow and total whiteouts in the mountains of Colorado, we have driven through it all.

With safety as our top priority and plenty of experience under our belts, we want to make sure that the items you need transported arrive safely. Whether you’re looking for a heavy haul company to take your items from one side of the state to the other or you have a long haul job from New Jersey to North Carolina, you can count on us to get the job done the right way.

Reach out today to get a free estimate. Just provide us with a bit of info about the job you need done and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible!

We’re the Machinery Movers You Can Count On

At Stephen Izzi Trucking and Rigging, we strive to be the best at what we do. When you are in need of a machinery moving company who can get your equipment from Point A to Point B safely, look no further. We know that it can sometimes be stressful to figure out how to get something heavy from one place to another, but we want you to know that we’re here to help you out every single step of the way.

We’ve done work across a number of different industries moving a wide variety of heavy items safely to their new locations. Our goal is always to help you take an impossible situation and make it possible. Our team of experts knows that when it comes to machinery relocation, the less you have to worry about, the better. Looking for machinery movers who know how to get the job done right? Keep reading to learn more about what makes us uniquely qualified to provide you with the help you need.

3 Reasons to Trust Us for Machinery Relocation

We Have the Experience

We’re a company that has been in business for more than four decades. That’s no small feat! We’re not trying to pat ourselves on the back or anything like that. Instead, what we’re getting at is simply that we have pretty much seen it all. Equipment moving is one of our specialties and we have figured out a way to get even the trickiest of items safely and securely to their destinations.

As you can probably imagine, serving a number of different industries has allowed us the opportunity to work with a number of different pieces of machinery. Some of them have been incredibly tricky to navigate from one location to another, but each and every time we got the job done the right way and learned something from our experience. We bring that knowledge to every job we undertake in order to ensure that we can get things done on time and under budget.

No Job Is Too Big

Over the years, we have gotten some pretty interesting requests. Whether it was moving the contents of an entire factory from one city to another or getting a tank on the back of a semi and transporting it across the country, we have taken on each job with a smile on our faces. We want to emphasize that whatever job you have for us, we would love the opportunity to do whatever it takes to go above and beyond. No job is too big for us to handle because we love putting our heads together to come up with the perfect solution.

No Job Is Too Small

Similarly, there’s no job that’s too small for us either. You might be thinking that a heavy haul trucking company won’t want to transport your machinery just a few miles down the road, but this couldn’t be further from the truth. We know that different customers are inevitably going to have different needs, but what you should know about Stephen Izzi Trucking and Rigging is that we’re up to any challenge that helps our customers out and makes sure that their needs are met. At the end of the day, that’s what it’s all about and it’s why we do what we do.

Request a Quote Today

Regardless of the job you have for us, you can rest assured that we will go above and beyond to make sure that it’s done right, on time, and on budget. Request a quote today and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible!

A Few Of The Things We’re Thankful For

As one of the top trucking companies in the nation, we have quite a lot to be thankful for. As you are no doubt aware, Thanksgiving is already tomorrow. It seems like just yesterday that we were spending time in our backyards with burgers and brats on the grill, watching the kids play little league games at the park, and sitting out on the porch with a cold drink and watching the sun go down.

Time sure does fly, but this is one instance where we’re glad that things are moving so quickly. Why is that, you ask? Well, to put it simply, it’s just because we are looking forward to celebrating the things we are thankful for with friends and family and great food! Our freight trucking company has been around for four decades and we are happy to say that we’re still going strong. That’s why, in keeping with the spirit of this holiday season, we thought we would take just a quick moment to share a few of the things that we are the most thankful for!

Our Freight Trucking Company Is Thankful For…

Our Customers

One of the biggest things we are thankful for is a job that we love doing. Life is just so much better when you’re able to enjoy what you do for a living and at Stephen Izzi Trucking and Rigging, we genuinely enjoy coming to work each day. We are fortunate to be surrounded by coworkers that we can also call our friends.

But none of this would be possible without our customers and so we would like to extend a huge thank you to each and every person who has given us their business. We know that you have some options when it comes to rigging companies, machinery relocation crews, and long haul trucking companies. We’re honored that you would choose to work with us to get your items from Point A to Point B.

The Open Road

We’re also very thankful for the opportunity to get out on the open road. It means that we get to see some of the best parts of our great country on a regular basis. There’s nothing we love more than cruising into a favorite city and pulling up to a restaurant we’ve been craving since the last time we were in town.

As you can probably imagine, we can sometimes be on a pretty tight schedule, but that certainly doesn’t stop us from taking in the sights when and where we can. In some instances, we’re able to pull over and enjoy the best things a city has to offer. Other times we simply try to appreciate them as we roll past. At the end of the day, however, we are simply thankful to be able to do what we do and see what we see and it’s one of the biggest benefits of being in our line of work.

Are You In Need of a Freight Trucking Company For Your Next Project?

At Stephen Izzi Trucking and Rigging, we absolutely love what we do and we wouldn’t trade it for anything in the world. If you are looking for someone to handle heavy equipment transport for you, look no further. We pride ourselves on a job well done and we would absolutely love the opportunity to work with you. Simply contact us today to request a free rate quote and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

From our family to yours, we would like to wish you a safe and Happy Thanksgiving. There is certainly quite a bit to be thankful for!

3 Reasons We’re the Heavy Haul Trucking Company For You

When you need to find the right freight trucking company to get your goods from Point A to Point B, look no further than Stephen Izzi Trucking and Rigging! We strive to provide our customers with the best experience possible and we pride ourselves on going above and beyond to do just that. Regardless of your needs, we know that we can take great care of you and make sure that your experience with us is a positive one.

We also know that you have a number of different options when it comes to heavy haul trucking. What separates us from the rest of the choices you have? As a matter of fact, that’s the topic of the day and if you’ve had that very question then you’re in the right place, friend. If you have been searching for the right heavy haul company, keep reading to find out why Stephen Izzi Trucking and Rigging is the perfect choice for you.

Why Choose Stephen Izzi Trucking and Rigging?

Four Decades Worth of Experience

Finding the right heavy haul trucking company can seem like a huge challenge. Fortunately for you, you can rely on our experience in the industry. For over forty years we’ve been getting your items to where they need to be. Whether that means a drive across town or across the country, our team of experts knows how to get the job done right. With so much time on the job under our belts, we know all about the ins and outs of long haul transportation. Our experience is what makes us one of the top trucking companies in the nation and we’re proud to say that we continue to hone our skills in order to ensure that each of our customers has an ideal experience with us. Speaking of which…

Plenty of Flexibility

One of the things we pride ourselves on the most is being flexible. The team at Stephen Izzi Trucking and Rigging is made up of problem solvers by nature. We know that sometimes figuring out how to get specific items from one place to another can seem impossible. Well you can rest assured that we will go above and beyond to come up with a solution that works for you. We are just as comfortable serving the food and beverage industry as we are working with defense contractors, homeland security companies, and chemical suppliers. At the end of the day, we believe that you deserve to work with a trucking company who knows how to solve problems and who can work with a wide variety of different industries. We believe that we perfectly fit the bill in that regard.

Free Rate Quotes

While our experience and our flexibility are a few of the things that make us great, all of that is for nothing if you don’t know how much our services cost. That’s why we are happy to offer free rate quotes to our potential customers. We know that you are working on a budget and our rates are extremely competitive. Perhaps best of all is the fact that we take the process of giving you a quote seriously. There’s nothing worse than getting a good quote and then receiving a bill that’s significantly higher than what you were quoted. That’s not how we do things. Yes, situations and circumstances do sometimes arise in the course of our work, but our goal is always to make sure to give you every bit of info you need to make a decision and we’ll keep you in the loop every step of the way. Our end goal is always to provide our customers with a cost effective project that’s been completed efficiently, safely, on time, and within their budget. It really is as simple as that!

Get In Touch Today

If the description of how we do business sounds right up your alley, then don’t hesitate to get in touch with our team today! When it comes to freight trucking, you’d be hard pressed to find another company as dedicated as we are. Reach out today to get a free rate request. Just let us know what you need done and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible!

Whether it’s rigging, millwrighting, transportation, containerization, industrial storage, machinery moving, or something else entirely, you can count on the team at Stephen Izzi Trucking and Rigging to get the job done right every single time. Put your trust in our experience and dedication to great customer service with an attention to detail and it will be smooth sailing all the way to your project’s completion. Regardless of your industry or the scope of the work you need done, you can rely on us to do it right. We look forward to hearing from you!

A Few of Our Favorite Songs About Being on the Road

Here at Stephen Izzi Trucking and Rigging, we always appreciate a good song about being out on the open road. With over forty years of experience in our industry, we’ve spent our fair share of time moving from one part of the country to the other. Whether that’s because of heavy haul equipment transport or simply getting your goods from Point A to Point B, we strive to be one of the top nationwide trucking companies that knows how to get the job done right.

In all of our time on the road, we’ve listened to a great deal of music. That’s why in today’s blog, we’ve made a list of our favorite songs about being out on the road and narrowed it down to the three that we think are the best. Wondering what made the cut? Keep reading to find out!

Ramblin’ Man by The Allman Brothers Band

With lyrics about “rollin’ down highway forty one,” Ramblin’ Man is surely one of the greatest songs about hitting the open road. The narrator in the song mentions being “on [his] way to New Orleans this morning” and “leaving out of Nashville, Tennessee.” Planning out a long trip is certainly something we can identify with.

This song is an absolute classic of Southern Rock and it’s one that’s been known to be the one that we crank up our stereos for when it comes on the radio.

Roadhouse Blues by Ryan Bingham

If you haven’t heard of Ryan Bingham yet, you’re missing out. In Roadhouse Blues, Bingham tells the story of a man who has been “paying them roadhouse dues since he was a young boy.” He also mentions riding eighteen wheelers out of New Mexico. It’s a rollicking country tune about life on the open road from one of country music’s most underrated artists.

I’ve Been Everywhere by Johnny Cash

Of course we had to save the best for last, didn’t we? I’ve Been Everywhere is a classic and we dare you not to tap your toe as the Man in Black talks about breathing mountain air as he travels across the country. Although the song wasn’t written by Cash, it became a staple in his catalog over the years. Over 90 different locations appear in the song and we as a freight trucking company can identify with the feeling of having been everywhere from Winnemucca to Mattawa to Bangor to Ombabika to Springfield to Houston.

We’re the Freight Trucking Company You Can Trust

At Stephen Izzi Trucking and Rigging, we don’t mind going everywhere for our clients. With a dedication to quality service at a fair price, you can rest assured that our heavy haul trucking company will take on any job with a smile on our faces. It’s as simple as that!

No matter the situation, we’re here to help. Request a quote online, let us know about your job, and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible. We are looking forward to hearing from you!

A Look Back at the Trucker Hat Part Two

In part one of our look back at the trucker hat, we discussed a little bit about the history of these iconic hats and where they got started. In the second part of our series, we’ll take a look at a few of the people who have helped to make them so famous in pop culture.

Wondering who we’ve picked as our favorite people to adopt this style? Keep reading to find out!

Dustin From Stranger Things

If you’ve been watching Netflix’s latest hit series, you probably know and love Dustin. Always bearing his signature toothy grin and quick with a hilarious retort, Dustin helps to keep things from getting too heavy on Stranger Things.

The first season of the show was met with critical acclaim and was loved by many, and if you haven’t seen the second season which recently premiered, it’s time to plan out a few nights to get caught up. The reviews are starting to roll in and the second season is shaping up to be even more enjoyable than the first! This of course is thanks in part to Dustin and the fact that he’s always wearing his red, white, and blue trucker hat.

Frank Rossitano

If you’ve ever seen an episode of 30 Rock, you probably remember Judah Friedlander’s character Frank Rossitano. Rossitano is known for wearing a different trucker hat in every episode of the hit show. The character is featured in all 138 episodes of the series and his hats often featured comical phrases such as “Ninja Expert,” “Arcade Champ,” “Mystery Solver,” “Alabama Legsweep,” “Alien Knight Force,” “Role Model,” “Pinball Mechanic,” “Monster Truck Wrestling,” and “Voted Twice.”

Needless to say, the hats that Frank wears have always been a hilarious addition to an already hysterical show that is written by and starring Tina Fey and often features the always-funny Alec Baldwin.

Dale Gribble

A fan favorite on King of the Hill, Dale Gribble (also occasionally known as Rusty Shackleford) is often seen wearing a blaze orange trucker hat. Known for believing just about every conspiracy theory in the book and being incredibly skeptical of the government, Dale also owns his own extermination business in the form of Dale’s Dead Bug.

If you’ve never seen King of the Hill, do yourself a favor and make it a priority. We think that you’ll agree that Dale Gribble is a highlight of the show and a source of constant humor in a show that’s known for being hilariously over the top.

We’re One of the Nation’s Top Freight Trucking Companies

At Stephen Izzi Trucking and Rigging, we will continue to wear trucker hats whether they’re in style or not. We also strive to be the best when it comes to freight trucking, heavy machinery moving, industrial rigging, and crating. Regardless of why you come to us, you can rest assured that we know how to take great care of our customers.

For over four decades our team of experts has been providing incredible value and high quality customer service to each and every one of our clients. With an eye for detail and the ability to efficiently handle every project with cost effectiveness in mind, we’re at the top of our game. By striving to complete your project on time and in your budget, we set ourselves apart from other nationwide trucking companies.

Learn about the Stephen Izzi difference for yourself by reaching out to our team today to get a free quote. Simply provide us with a bit of information and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible. We look forward to hearing from you!

A Look Back at the Trucker Hat Part One

There’s a famous saying out there that “the clothes make the man.” We’d like to narrow that phrase down just a little bit more and say that we believe that the hat makes the man. From Indiana Jones and his iconic brown fedora to Jake and Elwood Blues–the Blues Brothers–and their matching black hats to Sherlock Holmes and his deerstalker cap, hats have certainly helped to define people over the years.

But what does all of this have to do with our freight trucking company, you ask? We’re going to talk about trucker hats, of course! We mentioned in our previous post that truckers–whether intentionally or not–have been associated with fashion over the years. In many instances, truckers are simply wearing the clothes that are comfortable and help them to get the job done. That doesn’t mean that they haven’t been influential, however!

That’s why in today’s post we’d like to take a look at truckers hats, where they came from, and who is still wearing them today.

A Brief History

Originally given away for free–and who doesn’t like free clothing?–trucker hats, according to Wikipedia, are “also sometimes known as a ‘gimme [as in ‘give me’] cap’ or a ‘feed cap’ because this style of hat originated during the 1980s as a promotional give-away from U.S. feed or farming supply companies to farmers, truck drivers, or other rural workers.” In other words, many of us started wearing them because they were free. Well, that and because it’s much easier to throw a cap on in the morning than to comb your hair when you’re in the middle of a heavy equipment transport run.

Wikipedia also notes that for about forty years, from the 1930s to the 1970s, the truckers of the world were often provided with what we now consider mechanic’s caps. They go on to note that “by the early 1980s, this cap had been replaced with the modern five piece mesh trucker hats, which were given away at truck stops by companies like Mountain Dew, Budweiser, Shell oil, or John Deere to advertise their products.” These caps made the perfect gifts because they are relatively inexpensive to produce and many come with an adjustable plastic back, allowing companies to make one-size-fits-all versions instead of having to worry about having multiple products made for many different sized heads.

Viewed in the late 90s as something of a fashion trend, trucker hats became front and center nearly everywhere you looked. Unphased by whether what we were wearing was fashionable or not, we kept wearing the clothing that worked best for us. Regardless, these hats have been in the public eye pretty regularly over the years. Let’s take a quick look at a few of the people who were wearing them.

Ashton Kutcher

Most likely the face of trucker hats in the early 2000s, Ashton Kutcher was seen sporting a trucker hat regularly on his MTV show Punk’d. Known as a bit of a goofball, Kutcher is also famous for starring in That 70’s Show, Dude Where’s My Car?, and Two and a Half Men, but he has also taken more dramatic turns in films like The Butterfly Effect and Jobs, the film about the face of Apple, Steve Jobs.

Rarely seen without his trucker hat, Kutcher played practical jokes on everyone from Jason Bateman to Halle Berry to Beyonce to Jennifer Love Hewitt to Tony Hawk all while wearing his signature cap.

Stay Tuned for More!

In part two of our blog, we’ll take  a look at more people who have made it a point to wear trucker hats. Stay tuned!