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Who is River Valley Express?

More than just a trucking company

We are a reputable trucking and logistics company operating in the Midwest, South and Southeast with a proven philosophy to provide a great shipping experience to our clients.

Who We Are

What you'll find with River Valley - we're upfront from the start. And our approach is simple: Deliver what you need, when you need it. Period.

Our motto "Pride in Excellence" has evolved from our concern for our drivers, equipment and the desire to exceed our customers' expectations.

A bit of history

Our owner Jim Neitzke has his roots firmly embedded in the transportation industry. His initial start, after proudly serving in the military, was in 1990 when he become owner of J & K Express. His equipment was leased to several local trucking companies in the Wausau area. In 1999 he obtained his own authority and started River Valley Express. Slow and steady growth has allowed the business to expand to 40 company owned trucks and 100+ trailers.

In 2015 he also leased on five owner operators. In that same year came the expansion of hauling Conestoga and flatbed trailer freight to accommodate new customer needs.

Local shuttling and outside spotting are other unique services we provide to local companies throughout the Wausau area. With our every-growing team and new equipment, we have the ability to drop trailers or any other special needs you may have.

Additional highlights:
  • We believe that our strength is directly tied to our company size. We're large enough to provide diverse services, yet small enough to maintain close, personal relationships with our customers.
  • Our core customer base is local. Partnering with local businesses helps support our growing community.
  • We employ experienced, professional drivers, the best in the industry, which is directly attributable to our on-going success and high level of customer satisfaction.

safety and security

Because we care so deeply for our drivers and customer employees with whom we interact, we strictly adhere to the safety standards of the Department of Transportation and the FMCSA. We make sure that all dispatches to our drivers are compliant with the Hours of Service rules and regulations. We audit our drivers to be sure that they stay compliant with these rules as well. Drivers are trained on proper cargo securement to ensure safe transportation of the many diverse products we haul. Drivers are also trained on each individual customers safety standards and policies to ensure safe operation onsite.

Awards & Achievements

  • Equipment Rated in Top Percentile / Wisconsin Motor Carriers
  • 2014 Platinum National Safety Award
  • 2013 Gold National Safety Award
  • 2012 Silver National Safety Award
  • 2012 Silver National Safety Award
  • 2010 Gold National Safety Award
  • 2009 Silver National Safety Award
  • 2008 Gold National Safety Award


We believe we can make the world a better place – not just by offering great services, but by actively collaborating with organizations near and dear to our hearts.

Organizations We Proudly Support:
  • Never Forgotten Honor Flight
  • Little Lakes Memories
  • Wounded Warriors
  • Man of Honor Society
  • VFW Post 8280 and 8342
  • Veterans Home (King, WI)
  • Children’s Miracle Network
  • Boy & Girl Scouts of America
  • Special Olympics
  • K-tech Charities
  • Forrest Goetsch Memorial Run
  • Relay for Life
  • Kelly Snowshoes
  • Wausau 525 Group
  • Wausau Regional Chamber of Commerce
  • Friends of the Mosinee Fire Department
  • Friends of the NRA
  • Future Farmers of America
  • Marathon County Animal Market Show and Sale
  • Local Area School & Church Sponsorships