At Badger State Western Inc., we transport all types of freight but we excel at LTL refrigerated shipments of fresh produce and frozen products. Our fleet of 60 refrigerated trucks (operated by skilled, reliable drivers) plus two refrigerated break bulk facilities in Seattle, Washington and Abbotsford, Wisconsin make us an ideal choice for on-time delivery of your quality products.

What makes us different?

Badger State Western, Inc., strives to provide all of our customers, drivers, and Owners Operators with an experience that meets or exceeds their expectations. Our customers, as well as our drivers appreciate working with someone who genuinely cares about them…like family. We are family! We’re still family-owned. We still take a lot of pride in teamwork and the meticulous service we provide to our customers.  And, we take good care of our drivers because they take good care of your shipments. Every Friday, we set out a meal for our drivers. And we all chip in to help out a driver in need. That’s family. That’s Badger State Western.

Our history.

Badger State Western, Inc., was founded in Abbotsford, Wisconsin in 1979 by Richard and Margo Seefluth. It quickly became one of the first LTL refrigerated carriers in Wisconsin.  Richard’s idea for the company came to him while driving somewhere between Lusk and Orin Junction, Wyoming. Why not start a first-class trucking firm that catered to Owner Operators like himself, and that practiced business values rooted in family values? A good idea, indeed! The young business flourished as word spread to owner/operators about a company that honored and respected drivers and treated them like family. Through 40 years of successful growth, the Seefluth’s continue to operate Badger State Western, Inc., with an experienced and dedicated staff in Abbotsford and Seattle, that still embraces the values that helped establish the company.