and Lowene Gray purchased and began operation of the family-owned
business, Spencer Truck Line, in 1971. At that time, it was strictly
a livestock transportation business with three
trucks and three trailers. Years later they purchased a straight
truck to move smaller loads. All of the customers for the business
at that time were local farmers. The drivers were Richard and
his two sons, Rick and Terry. His wife Lowene worked in the office
answering the telephone and handling the books.
1988, Terry Gray took over the family business, along with
a new partner, Rick Adams. The business stayed true to its livestock
roots until 1992, when it decided to expand into van freight.
They began hauling furniture for Stylecraft, now Klaussner Furniture of Iowa, nationwide.
In January 2007, STL Logistics LLC formed under management of Lori Gray. This company is leasing equipment from Spencer Truck Line Inc. STL Logistics LLC now owns 11 trucks, approximately 45
van freight trailers, 2 refrigerated vans, 7 livestock trailers, and employs approximately 25 full-time
and part-time employees. STL Logistics LLC moves loads
for Polaris Industries and other various van freight customers on a daily basis.