JK Hackl – Where Old-Fashioned Values And Traditions Come Standard

Steve Pollock
November 2023

SUN PRARIE, WI…. “Our mission is to provide quality employment to the driver along with the pride that comes with working for a respected carrier.  You are part of a team at JK Hackl with a common goal.”   - Jerry Hackl

Jerry Hackl had been an owner-operator since 1975, founding JK Hackl Transportation Services in 1991. The company has since grown to become one of the premier specialized haulers in the nation.  Jerry was a believer in good old-fashioned values, like working hard and getting paid well, spec’ing his trucks like he was going to drive one himself, and serving customers with the class and respect they deserve.  He once said, “”Everyone here is like family.”

Even though Jerry is gone, the values he built JK Hackl on still remain.  His son Derek Hackl is now President,  and his son-in-law Jesse Westby is Vice President. Derek stated, “My Dad left some very big shoes to fill.  Thanks to our many loyal employees that have been here for so long, the transition has been much easier.  We plan to keep on, keeping on – carrying my Dad’s legacy forward the way he would want us to.  In a world that is constantly changing, our values here at JK Hackl will remain the same.  We will continue to offer our employees a stable work environment, being driver and family friendly.  We want to keep the bonds we have made; we are still very personal here.”

The JK Hackl fleet has grown to 73 trucks, 14 modular trailers, and around 100 single and double drop trailers.  Their motto remains, “Driven To Be The Best: Driven By The Best – For 32 Years”. 

JK Hackl is hiring company drivers with flatbed, single drop or double drop experience.  Drivers average 93K per year with a comprehensive benefits plan.  The company continues spec’ing their trucks like Jerry would as if he were driving one.  The trucks are late model Peterbilt 579s equipped with APUs and refrigerators.  JK Hackl is also offering a $5,000 sign-on bonus.  To learn more, call 800-669-2625 or log onto www.jkhackl.com

“Pleasure in the job puts performance in the work.” - Aristotle