American Central Transport

When one door opens, another one opens! If you're a Celadon driver or even a driver looking for new opportunities, ACT is ready for you!

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.

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.