- Terminal Consolidation of Springfield founded by Glen and Anna Walker
- One truck, two drivers
- First customer—Zenith
- 40 power units
- Served multiple states in the Midwest
- Gross revenue $8 million
- Named First Springfield Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the Year
- TransLand Division created and trucks begin rolling coast to coast
- TCSI-TransLand moves to new facility in Strafford, Missouri
- New milestone reached with 215 tractors and 300 trailers
- Gross revenue $40 million
- Employees inspire idea for Pink Truck to raise awareness and funds for select cancer organizations
- Business officially rebrands as TransLand
Glen Walker, Founder
Glendon Walker was born near Crane, Missouri in 1934 and spent his youth growing up on a farm in Barry County. He graduated from Aurora High School in 1951 eventually taking a job with the Frisco Railroad dispatching train crews out of Monett, MO.
He spent much of the 1950s with the railroad holding various positions in small towns within the network. In 1958, he took a city dispatch job with Frisco Transportation, an LTL Trucking subsidiary of the railroad in Springfield, MO. This was the beginning of Glen’s 45-year trucking career.
In 1960, Glen was transferred by Frisco Transportation to Kansas City where he spent the next six years in terminal management and sales. In 1966, he left Frisco to sell for and help run an LTL carrier based in Kansas City, Kansas, Topeka Motor Freight. This eventually took him to St. Joseph, MO in 1969 where he opened a new terminal for Topeka Motor Freight.
In 1971, Glen returned to Frisco in Springfield, MO handling outside sales. Glen was eventually promoted to General Sales Manager coordinating regional sales efforts for Kansas City, St. Louis, and Springfield.
In 1980, Burlington Northern Railroad bought Frisco and liquidated the LTL truck line by 1982. Glen saw the writing on the wall and decided to create a new business, Terminal Consolidation of Springfield and Springfield Piggyback. It was the satellite of Terminal Consolidation of Kansas City and KC Piggyback.
The startup included one tractor, Glen served as President, and son Mike Walker, and two drivers. The main focus was to haul import/export containers, along with domestic rail trailers.
In 1994, Glen started an intermediate and long haul trucking operation known as Transland, Inc., utilizing lease operators as its primary source of power.
Glen’s professional achievements include serving as Chairman of the Missouri Motor Carriers Association and being the recipient of the Frank Campbell Outstanding Service Award for contributions to transportation and the community. He also founded the Springfield Area Motor Carriers Council which serves as an industry advocate.
Glen and his wife Anna Marie have been married for almost 60 years and have owned TransLand (today’s company name) for 33 years. They have four children and seven grandchildren, and recently welcomed their first great-grandchild.Read More
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