Sonlite Express

Sonlite Express

We care about your cargo
Owner Operators
Sonlite Express has specialized in hopper freight since 1985. We have recently expanded our freight to include van, reefer, and flatbed. We are consistent in providing year-round freight in all forms of transportation. Our success...
Employment
What you can expect as a Sonlite Express, Inc. Broker… Support Support from a small-town business that has been well established since 1985. Well-developed customer base Being part of our team, would mean you’d be...
Customers
To our Customers... Sonlite Express strives to provide the best service to our customers. Sonlite Express specializes in hauling agricultural commodities.  Our carriers use hopper bottom trailers to haul all grains, grain by-products, fertilizers, feed,...

About Us

Sonlite Express, Inc. was established in 1985 with one 1976 Kenworth tractor and trailer.  The previous owners, John Hansen and his wife, Yolanda, hauled locally and to various destinations in Kansas under the name Hansen Trucking. Later that year, they obtained the required authority to haul for hire and began hauling regulated products under the name Sonlite Express, Inc.

As the fleet grew, John discontinued driving and became the dispatcher and logistics coordinator, with his wife, Yolanda, as office manager. They grew the trucking fleet to include company drivers, lessors and authority holders.

Craig Sharpe, a dispatcher and broker, worked for John Hansen in the Laurel office and eventually out of an office in Wayne for 20 years.  In January of 2017, Craig and his wife, Tina, bought Sonlite Express, Inc. from John and Yolanda Hansen.  Since taking ownership, Craig has continued to carry on John and Yolanda’s vision as well as branching out.

Sonlite Express’s main office is located in Wayne, NE.  We also have offices in Sioux City, IA, Denver, CO, and Phoenix, AZ.  Together with our staff, we pride ourselves in having the best owner/operators in the business.  Because of this we can offer our customers the most dependable service in the industry. As we grow, our customers will always remain number one with us.

Recent Posts

Staying Fit on the Road
As I contemplate what to blog about this month, I am reminded of several conversations with drivers recently. Feeling the impact of the long winter...
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Stroke Risk
In the trucking profession, drivers must be aware and proactive of their health and risk signs. I recently read an article in RoadKing, which discussed...
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Thank You to all Our Veterans!
  Thank you to all Veterans!We are especially grateful for our nephew, Nathan Sharpe.  Thank you for your bravery and sacrifice!
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