In 1961, Oakley Groves, Incorporated was started as an independent citrus fruit broker in Dade City, Florida. Soon after, Oakley Brothers was established to enter into the harvest and hauling sector of the citrus industry. Over time, Oakley Brothers was merged into Oakley Groves, Inc. our parent company. In 1986, the Oakley family decided to diversify out of total dependence on citrus, having endured the hard freezes of 1982 and 1984. The newly formed company (Oakley Transport, Inc.) by the Oakley family was dedicated to transporting liquid food grade products in the contiguous United States and also Canada and Mexico. With Oakley’s commitment to growth and diversification, the family decided to relocate the Company’s headquarters to Lake Wales, Florida in 1986.
The 27-acre Lake Wales complex includes an administration building, dispatch center, fully equipped maintenance facility to support the needs for both tractors and trailers and a fuel depot. Currently, Oakley Transport has terminals in Laredo Texas, Lake Wales, Ft. Pierce and LaBelle Florida, and a physical presence in Springfield Missouri, West Memphis Arkansas, Louisville Kentucky, and Savannah Georgia.
Over the past 27 years, Oakley Transport has become a recognized leader in the liquid bulk food grade transportation industry for quality service at a price sensitive value. – less