On today’s episode of the Kankakee Podcast we delve into the rich history and evolution of A.N. Webber, the oldest logistics company in Kankakee. Our guest, Alan Webber, takes us on a captivating journey, starting with the company’s humble beginnings in the 1930s, to today, where A.N. Webber has grown to operate a fleet of over 200 trucks.
Alan offers an insider’s perspective on the logistics world as he explains the difference between trucking and logistics, different terms within the industry, and how the path to becoming a truck driver has evolved. We also explore the future of trucking and Alan gives some tips on how drivers can best drive with trucks on the road.
Tune in for an engaging conversation that uncovers the fascinating history and enduring values of A.N. Webber, a true Kankakee institution.
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About Our Guest
A.N. Webber, Inc., born as a small-town trucking business in 1947, has grown into a multi-generation success story. From hauling stone to becoming a versatile logistics company, their journey embodies the spirit of family entrepreneurship. Founder Albert N. Webber Sr. laid the foundation, while his son Neal expanded operations, including work on the Interstate 57 project.
Today, A.N. Webber, Inc. boasts a diverse fleet and offers comprehensive logistics services through A.N. Webber Logistics, Inc. Chairman of the Board Alan Webber, also a writer, has written novels and opinion pieces for many years, and currently has a podcast. Explore their remarkable journey from humble beginnings to a thriving, multi-faceted enterprise.