TIMELINE

Starting as a single truck operation, Dependable Trucking, we’ve grown into one of the most respected LTL, truckload and harbor drayage carriers in the shipping business. In addition to diversified trucking services, we provide public warehousing, international & domestic ocean and air freight forwarding, intermodal services, harbor drayage, complete third party logistics (3PL) services, and supply chain consulting.

1950
Harry Massman starts his own delivery company with a single bobtail truck.
1964
Ron Massman joins his father at Dependable Trucking (DT).
1968
Dependable Trucking acquires Freight Transport and initiates public warehousing and harbor drayage services.
1972
Galaxy Distribution warehouse opens in Los Angeles, later to be renamed Dependable Distribution Centers (DDC).
DDC - Dependable Distribution Center logo
1973
Bob Massman joins his father and brother at DT.
1978
DT initiates ocean freight forwarding service from California to Hawaii.
1980
Ron Massman forms new company, Dependable Hawaiian Express, Inc. (DHX), an ocean freight forwarder serving Hawaii.
DHX - Dependable Hawaiian Express logo
1981
DHX expands services to Guam, after acquiring Seaway Distribution, an ocean freight forwarder serving Hawaii and Guam.
1985
Dependable Hawaiian Express, Inc. changes its name to DHX, Inc.
1986
Dependable Trucking changes its name to Dependable Highway Express, Inc.
DHE - Dependable Highway Express logo
1987
DHE expands into regional truckload service, by acquiring Interlines Trucking, a regional and local LTL/truckload carrier.
DHX expands into the Pacific Northwest opening its Seattle Terminal.
1989
DHX opens trucking service in Guam.
1990
DHE initiates Statewide LTL service with the acquisition of SOS, Inc. in San Leandro.
1992
DHX opens trucking service in Honolulu.
1993
DHE acquires 1.5 million square foot distribution warehouse in Los Angeles, CA from Sears, opening the largest public warehouse facility under one roof in the United States. This becomes the Dependable family corporate headquarters.
Go Dependable family of companies logo
1994
DHX acquires Pan Oceana Freight Forwarding, increasing its Guam presence.
1995
Dependable Distribution Centers opens public warehouse/distribution facility in Oakland, CA.
Company announces new division Dependable Logistics Solutions (DLS), and initiates 3PL (third party logistics) service.
DHX acquires 105,000 sq.ft. distribution facility in Rancho Dominguez, CA, which becomes DHX Corporate headquarters and Southern California operations platform.
DLS - Dependable Logistics Solutions logo
1996
DHX aquires Lahaina Cartage and opens trucking service in Maui.
1997
DHX announces new air freight forwarding division, later to become Dependable AirCargo Express (DAX).
DHE purchases Freight Train Trucking, expanding regional truckload division into Texas.
DAX - Dependable AirCargo Express logo
1998
DHE purchases truck terminal in Vernon, California to domicile truckload and harbor drayage divisions.
DHX achieves Internantional Standards Organization (ISO) Certification.
1999
DHX expands service to Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and Hong Kong, after acquiring ocean freight forwarder Transitainer.
DHX opens strategic consolidation locations thoughout the Continental U.S.
2000
DHE acquires LTL carrier Merchants Delivery Systems and opens terminals in Ontario, CA and Ventura, CA.
DHE opens LTL trucking terminal in Stockton, California.
2001
DDC purchases Loyalty Warehouse, a public warehouse in Commerce, CA specializing in grocery and natural food storage.
DHE introduces terminal in Phoenix, AZ and Tucson, AZ via purchase of LTL carrier Saf–T Way Trucking.
DHE adds dedicated temperature–controlled service after acquiring truckload carrier Ultrans.
DHX opens office in Auckland, New Zealand.
2002
DHX opens offices in Chicago, New York, Sydney and Melbourne.
2003
DHE introduces terminal in Fresno, California after acquiring Shane Transportation's LTL business.
DGX expands service offerings to include US Imports.
2004
DHX expands service to the South Pacific after acquiring Summit Cargo and opening offices in American Samoa and Tonga.
DHX opens office in Hong Kong.
DHX spins off its international business and creates a new company named Dependable Global Express (DGX).
DHX, Inc. changes its name to DHX - Dependable Hawaiian Express, Inc.
DGX - Dependable Global Express logo
2005
DGX opens offices in Tokyo, Shanghai, and Singapore.
DHE acquires regional truckload carrier Intercal Contract Carriers and opens additional truckload operations in Sacramento, CA.
DHX acquires Cavalry Express, a Chicago–based air freight forwarder.
DLS acquires third party logistics (3PL) provider Highway Express and adds IMC rail service.
DHX acquires HT&T and opens trucking operations in Kona, Hawaii.
2006
DHE acquires Sacramento CA based LTL carrier Rath Trucking.
DHX spins off airfreight business, creating a new company called Dependable AirCargo Express (DAX).
DGX opens a Customs Bonded CFS in Southern California.
DHX acquires its Guam Terminal and purchases land to build terminals in Maui and Kona.
2007
DHE purchases assets of Pomona–based truckload carrier, Golden Eagle Express, and adds truckload service to and from Mexico.
DHX becomes a C-TPAT member and licensed Customs Broker.
2008
DGX opens offices in Manila and Jakarta.
2009
DHE purchases a fleet of green tractors, acquires harbor drayage carrier J&M Express, Inc. in Gardena, CA.
The Dependable Companies corporate brand is established to encompass all Dependable divisions and companies.
DGX acquires C&H Express, expanding LCL shipping off the West Coast to Latin America.
DDC acquires warehousing company Logistics 2000.
DHX opens our new Maui and Kona facilities.
2010
DHE purchases LTL carrier Matheson Fast Freight, expanding freight service in CA, AZ, and NV.
2011
The Dependable Companies places solar panels on its corporate headquarters in Los Angeles creating the world's largest solar grid on an industrial high–rise building.
DHX Maui Terminal converts to solar energy.
2012
DDC acquires the business of Atlant, Inc., a Rancho Dominguez, CA based warehouse and trucking company.
DGX opens its Malaysia office.
2013
DHE acquires CAN Transport, Inc., a Carson, CA based drayage and warehouse company.
DHE acquires the business of Classic Carriers, Inc., a Northern CA based frozen food carrier.
DGX & DAX acquire ocean and air business of NOVO Express International, expanding into the Middle East.
DHE acquires 3Zone Logistics a 100k sq. ft. warehouse in Carson, CA providing public, Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ) and customs bonded warehousing, as well as overweight container devanning and transloading services.
DGX Guam Terminal converts to solar energy.
2014
DGX opens office in Mumbai expanding international services to and from India.
2015
DAX acquires DGX and changes its name to DGX.
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