About Us

FOCUSED ON DRIVERS FOR NEARLY A CENTURY.

Just because we’ve been running the roads since 1926, don’t get the idea that we’re set in our ways. We take pride in being an innovative, forward looking company that’s constantly looking for new ways to make driving safer and more profitable for our drivers.

We started out as a small flatbed trucking company called E.K. Motor Service, operating in Joliet, Illinois. In 1972, Tom B. Kretsinger, Sr. purchased the company and changed our name to American Central Transport, or ACT. By 1994 we converted our operation to 100% dry van truckload service. Today, we’re still a family-run company. Here you’ll enjoy an associate-friendly, business-casual environment where you’ll work alongside the family of our founder.

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Our Leadership.

WILLIAM KRETSINGER, SR.

Chairman of the Board / CEO

PHIL L. WILT

President / COO

TIM ZEYER

SR. VP Finance / CFO

ROBERT KRETSINGER

SR. VP / CIO

BRIAN MATTHEWS

VP Operations

RICHIE RUNIONS

Maintenance Director

JOSH MECCA

Recruiting Director

JIM MATTHEWS

Operations Director

CHRIS SHILHANEK

Director of Safety

KERRI RADTKE

HR Director

INARA MILLER

Settlement Billing Supv

ACT Plaza

We want to be a home away from home to our drivers, so we designed the ACT Plaza in Kansas City for just that purpose.

Here, you’ll find our Corporate Office, Maintenance Facility, Training Center as well as a 24-hour Services Center that gives drivers a quiet place to relax when they come in for scheduled maintenance or just to reset their hours of service.

You can do a load of laundry, work out, take a hot shower, get some sleep, watch TV or just get caught up with fellow associates in a well-stocked Café or outside patio.

We're Ready When You Are.

Interested in driving with ACT? Call us today to speak with a recruiter or if you're ready, go ahead and fill out an application.