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About Menke Trucking

Menke is all about caring for our customers, staff & drivers like they are family by providing excellence in service, support, and a stable work environment.

Goal. Grow. Give.

Our Story

Goal

Menke Trucking was founded in 2007 with just one truck, one driver, and one big dream. They hauled stone and aggregate material for a local quarry, but they didn’t stop there! Over the next few years, additional units were purchased and the ball was rolling. By 2010 Menke Trucking began the transition from local dump trucking to over the road trucking.

Grow

By 2012 Menke acquired the site of our current terminal in Leavenworth, IN. In each of the following years we have made additions and improvements to the terminal. Our growing fleet is currently made up of over 50 trucks and 90 trailers. We steadily add new equipment, more trucks and new drivers to our team.

Give

We are motivated to keep dreaming, setting goals and growing so that we can give back to our community, our drivers, and their families. The principles of generosity and giving back are a core part of who we are. No matter how large Menke grows, you can count on one thing. We will always be family oriented and take care of our drivers and their families first.

Google Rating
3.8
Based on 22 reviews
Facebook Rating
I will give a 100% honest account of my time there. I worked there for one year as an OTR/LTL driver. Craig could be a little bullheaded and abrasive at times but overall it was a good company to work for. VERY nice equipment. Knew all of the dispatchers by name and most of the time they treated me fairly. I would probably go back if offered the chance.
Michael Reed
Michael Reed
22:49 25 Sep 19
I called them about a driving job and I found out something really awesome from the safety director, this Friday all drivers in the area of Leavenworth Indiana are invited to stop by their terminal for free food and snacks, even if you don't work there, all drivers from any company any where are welcome to come. It's so nice to know that there are companies and people like them that care about drivers. I'm a Christian and even if I don't ever work for them I hope God Jesus Christ will always bless this company and the owner and employees I love you Menke trucking
Jesus Christ Follower
Jesus Christ Follower
17:58 11 Sep 19
Great home time
mike morrison
mike morrison
19:40 07 Aug 19
#1 TRUCKING company out there hands down
Erik McGuire
Erik McGuire
16:50 14 Sep 18
Good company to drive for. Lots of miles. No down time. Great up to date trucks that actually run like there supposed to. No overnight running. Restarts on the weekends. I Absolutely enjoy the truck I'm driving. This companies truck are a priority at the repair shop down the road. In and out and gone. Very few down falls as there is always a couple but far far less than the other company I have worked for.
Michael Robertson
Michael Robertson
03:50 30 Jan 18
It's convenient to the interstate and lodging right across the street from it fast friendly service
Jeffery Fouts
Jeffery Fouts
04:12 02 Dec 17
Great place to work. Pay is never late. Drivers get lots of miles.
Brad Smith
Brad Smith
18:40 28 Jun 17
Great Company To Drive For If You're A Truck Driver!
Charles Dixon
Charles Dixon
12:34 13 Sep 15
Service. Support. Stability.

Meet The Team

At Menke Trucking we have an experienced team here to assist you. Our Customer Managers and Dispatchers are experienced, knowledgeable and friendly with many years of experience in the transportation industry. Our drivers are well trained, professional, and held to the highest standards. We believe our team is what really sets us apart!

Craig Menke

CEO

He isn’t your usual CEO or typical company owner. Just a few short years ago, Craig had a dream and acted on it. With the support & help of his wife, Brinney and their three kids, he started Menke trucking with just one truck and one driver. Always dreaming and with a vision to make trucker’s lives better, he built a team that supports each other and makes the Menke team strong. Most CEOs and business owners lead from afar, just dropping in when they are called on to do so. Not Craig. As involved as he has ever been, Craig is there meeting with the staff and drivers and making sure that everyone is taken care of like family.

As a driven person, he has goals and is proud of how far Menke Trucking has come. He is motivated by where they are headed, and enjoys the challenges he deals with day to day. His goal is to make drivers lives better by continuing their strong and steady growth and to continue to offer their drivers the best equipment, best benefits package and compensation possible in the industry, with the flexibility to have more time with their own families. He is a strong supporter of family & community and you can find him and his family involved in events cheering on the Menke fleet’s kids or even coaching throughout the week.

Brinney Menke

CFO

Family is one of the keys to Menke’s success and the family atmosphere is one thing that makes working with Menke such a wonderful experience. Brinney, Craig’s wife and better half, studied business at Indiana University Southeast, but had no idea that her experience there would one day be put to use alongside her husband at their own company. Brinney runs the billing and payroll at Menke. She and Craig have 3 awesome kids and they are very involved in their community, supporting the families of the drivers for Menke, cheering on the Menke fleet’s kids in sports & getting to know their families.

Jared Pearson

Operations Manager

Jared Pearson just started with Menke Trucking in August 2019, but brings 20 years of Transportation Logistics with him. He spent the last 16 years at his previous employer as operations manager where customer service and making drivers successful was a priority for him. He believes when these two things happen, the company follows suite. He is excited to join the team, and get back to get back the feeling of working for a family owned and oriented company that Craig has built Menke Trucking to be known for. Where you’re a name and not a number.

With his two girls being competition gymnasts and his son in football and wrestling, he and his wife stays busy when not putting in the daily grind at work.

Dennis Bradford

Dispatch

Dennis runs a tight ship, more like a pirate ship. You know, there’s a little bit of cussing and a little bit of drinking and maybe a little bit of mutiny…. No we’re kidding! Dennis does run a tight ship, in the best of ways. Menke thrives thanks in part to his vast number of years working in the Transportation Industry. His job involves being connected with everyone of the staff and drivers in the Menke fleet. He knows the people and loves them well. He can tell you where any truck is and where it’s headed at any given time. In his off time, Dennis has been known to cook up a storm when company is coming. He loves good food and sharing it with good friends. Throw in spending summer days on the lake, listening to music and camping, and you’ve made his dream days come true.

Bart Beckman

Dispatch

Bart has worked in the Transportation Industry in a variety of roles. Receiving, Extended Coverage, Driver Manager, Extended Coverage Manger, Planning & Logistics and as a Dispatcher. As a dispatcher he sees the ins and outs of how things go for the drivers and he sees good things at Menke! The miles are consistent and driver pay is on the high side for the industry. Maintenance is a priority. He feels lucky to be a part of a small company that knows every driver. When he isn’t working, you can find Bart with his wife and three kids. Either running kids around to baseball, school or church events, or working on home improvement projects. He enjoys billiards and board games, and has taken on the impressive task of teaching his 8 and 10 year old how to play Euchre.

Josh Polson

Customer Service Manager

Josh Polson has been with Menke for about 5 years, but has over a decade of experience in the Transportation Industry. As Customer Service Manager, he is responsible for taking care of all customer needs. Need a quote? Scheduling a shipment? You’ll talk to Josh. He handles our appointments and follows up on all service as well. He makes keeping people happy look like a breeze. He is proud of being a part of a small company that knows every driver and builds strong relationships built on integrity with their customers. When Josh isn’t making customers happy, or cracking jokes in the office, he likes to spend his time outdoors either camping or fishing, or indoors playing video games.

Bradley M. Smith

Backhaul Specialist

Brad speaks highly of his experience working with Menke, even though the other staff jokes that he is just keeping the seat warm! As Backhaul Specialist, he is responsible for generating revenue and profit growth by filling empty miles and increasing the utilization of the Menke fleet. He works with the operators to identify empty freight lanes and excess equipment capacity. In other words, he makes sure that there aren’t a bunch of empty trucks out on the road on their way back home from their stops, but that they are still making money on their return trips! When he isn’t helping the company save money, Brad is a family guy with 2 kids, plus he is raising his 2 nieces. He enjoys playing and watching basketball and is an IU fan.

Trudi Murphy

Recruiting & Safety

Trudi has had a unique experience, first as a successful owner of a construction company for 25 years, before becoming a truck driver. She drove for 11 years, 3 of which were for Menke. She loved the equipment, the office staff and believed in the leadership. Due to a medical concern, she had to come out of the rig. A great disappointment was made better though about a month later when she got the call from Craig asking for her to join their office staff! For Trudi, this is a dream job, working for an awesome company, with great people, and for a leader who is above most. Menke thrives because of its genuine care for customers, workers and drivers alike. It’s fulfilling to see your work making others lives better.

Curtis Bumm

Maintenance

Curtis heads up the Menke maintenance team. He’s in charge of ensuring that all of Menke’s state of the art equipment is in its top condition in order to meet and exceed Menke’s performance objectives. He works hard to reduce maintenance operating costs, focuses on preventative maintenance, improves the vehicles uptime and makes sure that all trucks are safe for their drivers. Curtis knows all the drivers and works alongside them to make sure they have what they need to get back on the road as quickly as possible. Curtis professional handling of Menke’s fleet enhances the experience of all of our drivers.

SAFETY
FIRST AND ALWAYS

We have a responsibility to our associates, customers, & community to operate safely.

INTEGRITY
IN EVERY ACTION

We do what we say. We conduct our business with the highest level of ethical standards.

RESPECT
FOR ALL

We embrace diversity of thought, experience, and background, treating all with dignity.

EXCELLENCE
IN WHAT WE DO

We deliver a superior experience through our relentless passion to innovate & advance.

BOLD. INTELLIGENT. PRODUCTIVE. REWARDING.

As beautiful as this truck is, it’s even more satisfying to drive.

Say goodbye to the days of 10-speed manuals, CB radios, bumpy rides and too hot or too cold temperatures while you sleep on an uncomfortable mattress. Our Kenworth T680 is The Driver’s Truck. Where groundbreaking technology and true ergonomic comfort elevate the driving experience. Where space, elegant design, fine craftsmanship and an abundance of luxury details define the environment.

Where drivers can feel completely at home wherever the road might take them. Our driver’s are a part of our family. We strive to do everything we can to make their lives easier, and more comfortable. Providing them with the most elite truck on the market is a no-brainer. We are proud to offer the Kenworth T680, designed by drivers, for our drivers.

Driver Performance Center

To drive a truck efficiently, drivers must track fuel, vehicle and safety systems performance on the go. But good information isn’t the only thing the Kenworth Driver Performance Center offers. The quality, clarity and visual in real-time presentation also means a lot when you’re focused on the road.

The 5-inch full color, high resolution screen is an industry first. At a glance, it tells you everything you need to know about operating in the sweet spot between performance and efficiency. Truck diagnostics and performance indicators pop up to alert the driver. Trip details and multiroute comparisons allow them to maximize performance every day.

NAV+ HD

NAV + HD is an in-dash display designed specifically for life on the road. Consider it your personal assistant. With a simple touch to the high-resolution 7-inch color screen – or a spoken command – you have direct access to a full range of valuable and productive features: Truck-specific navigation, roadside assistance, vehicle data, hands-free calling, audio controls (including satellite radio, AM/FM/CD/MP3/ USB/Bluetooth), blind-spot camera inputs and the internet. NAV+ HD. Enjoy the road.

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NAV+ HD makes adding a camera system quick and easy. Real-time screen views for up to four cameras are directly and instantly accessible.
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On-board navigation is becoming commonplace, but the NAV+ HD is the first system in the industry to offer optimized routes customized to your truck parameters and your load.
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Pre-loaded virtual gauges include oil temperature, transmission temperature, manifold boost, present and average fuel economy, DPF status and engine torque.
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NAV+ HD audio features AM/FM/Weather bands, CD player, USB port for memory devices containing MP3 or audio files, and Bluetooth wireless audio streaming from Bluetooth-enabled devices.
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With Google Chrome, choose from results and suggestions that appear as you type, including your recent searches and visited websites while Autofill lets you complete forms with just one tap.
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NAV+ HD integrates Bluetooth wireless technology with an in-cab microphone and speaker. Just pair it with your compatible Bluetooth phone and talk hands-free.

Driver Studio

The Kenworth T680 76″ High-Roof Sleeper is the ultimate driver’s truck. Offering a spacious, modern and elegant interior with configurable options that personalize — and heighten — the driving experience. It’s also a great place to work or just relax.

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The Drviers’ Studio includes the 180-degree swivel passenger seat and swivel table option set, which maximizes the driver’s living space by combining the cab and sleeper into a large studio, allowing the driver to relax in comfort in the passenger seat rather than being confined only in the back of the sleeper. It also allows for viewing of the TV from the passenger seat or the bunk.
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To maximize stand-up room in the sleeper, a pull of the latch unlocks the table which may be rotated 90 degrees above the bunk, also giving you easy access to the drawers below.
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Convenient LED lighting provides ample interior light throughout the sleeper and an LED light directly above the swivel table with an independent light switch creates a brightly lit workspace.
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The Driver’s Studio includes a swivel TV mount ideal for flat screen TVs up to 28”, a premium audio package with 320-watt amp, 10-inch subwoofer and 8 speakers, and the optional EpicVue pre-wire for satellite TV.
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For dining, the Driver’s Studio includes both a drawer-style refrigerator and a convenient space ideal for a microwave. The 1800-watt inverter includes up to four standard 120 volt outlets to power the microwave, a DVD / BluRay player, gaming consoles, laptops and other electrical devices.
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A spacious on-top organizer for keys, cell phone and other necessities; handhold cubby for stable access to upper bunk.
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The Driver’s Studio also includes abundant storage space, including a full-size wardrobe for hanging clothes, multiple drawers and cabinets, and a large storage space under the lower bunk.
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Large capacity, drawer-style refrigerator/freezer mounted at mid-level for wide open access without bending over.
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The sleeper control panel is a convenient central location for all the items you need to control the sleeper environment, along with entertainment and interior lighting.
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There are two control units on the sleeper panel. One for the heater and air conditioning and the other for the optional 1,800 watt inverter. The no-idle control provides automatic temperature control in both a battery based air conditioning and a diesel fired heater mode. The inverter control switches the optional power inverter on to provide hotel power and battery charging.

Seating

As a true driver’s truck, the T680 offers The World’s Best® seating arrangements – superior in comfort, adjustability, ride suspension and personal climate control. Upholstery choices include durable vinyl, cloth, Ultraleather and premium leather coverings.

Advanced suspension
Benefit
Micro Adjustable Damping
Set exactly the ride feel you want.
Suspension Travel Protection Zone
Avoid harsh bump stops.
Base Extension with Independent Full Tilt
Optimize both leg comfort and recline angle.
Weight Compensating Auto Level & Memory
No need to readjust for different size drivers.
Height Independent adjustability
Maximum comfort at all heights.
Upper Back adjustability
Provides spine-matching contouring.
Adjustable Side Bolsters
Customizable side-to-side support.
Climate
Benefit
Heating
Warmth in the winter.
Cooling
Cooling comfort in the summer.
Longevity
Benefit
Replaceable Cushions
Keep your seats looking and feeling new.
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Sculpted on the top for sleeper pass-thru.
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Crisp and defined surface forms.
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Heated and cooled seats for year round comfort.
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Lateral support shoulder & torso.
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Comfortable low & wide bottom cushion.
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Double stitch quality construction.

A TRUCK THIS ADVANCED WILL TAKE YOU PLACES YOU’VE NEVER BEEN.

The T680 employs a suite of technologies and design features that elevate the driving experience to new heights of safety, efficiency and satisfaction. These intelligent support systems empower the driver to make better, more informed decisions, remain connected 24/7, and dial in the perfect work environment. At the end of the day, this is all about helping the driver feel less fatigued and more fulfilled.

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Adaptive cruise control (ACC) can make driving trucks safer and less fatiguing. Integrated with your normal cruise control system, ACC “reads” traffic conditions via front-facing radar sensor and modulates the throttle and the brakes to keep your truck at a pre-set distance from the vehicle in front of it. Then, when the road is clear, the system will re-accelerate the vehicle back to the set speed.
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Kenworth’s lane departure warning system helps combat lane drift due to fatigue and distractions. The system continually monitors the truck’s location related to lane markings and automatically emits a distinctive audible warning whenever an unintended lane change (unsignaled) is detected — alerting the driver to make a correction.
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Far beyond a mere warning system, Kenworth collision mitigation detects when the truck may be about to collide with another vehicle or object, alerts the driver and takes pre-emptive braking action — when necessary — to avoid or considerably reduce the severity of a crash.
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The side object detection system continuously monitors a truck’s blind spots and provides the driver with audible and visual alerts when an object or vehicle has entered these zones — invaluable when making a lane change or negotiating tight delivery sites.
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Standard on every Kenworth with a PACCAR MX-13 engine, the Driver Performance Assistant module monitors and scores driving technique in real-time — encouraging behavior that supports better fuel economy and longer brake life. The system coaches improvements by showing drivers how to best optimize the truck’s performance — by coasting longer, utilizing the engine brake, anticipating the road ahead and braking with less force.
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Predictive Cruise Control employs GPS and 3D digital map technology to anticipate changes in grade up to a mile ahead. Using those inputs, the technology automatically modifies the standard cruise control response when paired with the PACCAR transmission. Predictive shifting optimizes gear selection and shifts into neutral on downhill grades for even greater fuel efficiency in order to maximize fuel economy.

IDLE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

Kenworth’s factory-installed, battery based no-idle system is designed to help long-haul fleets in hot and cold climates to reduce idling time and fuel usage without compromising performance. As a split system, Kenworth’s factory installed option provides one of the smallest footprints in the industry, allowing for maximum storage under the bunk.

It also features on-board diagnostics, full automatic temperature control in A/C and heating modes, a digital LCD display that makes it easier for drivers to control the unit, and provides battery monitoring capabilities.

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Adaptive cruise control (ACC) can make driving trucks safer and less fatiguing. Integrated with your normal cruise control system, ACC “reads” traffic conditions via front-facing radar sensor and modulates the throttle and the brakes to keep your truck at a pre-set distance from the vehicle in front of it. Then, when the road is clear, the system will re-accelerate the vehicle back to the set speed.
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Kenworth’s lane departure warning system helps combat lane drift due to fatigue and distractions. The system continually monitors the truck’s location related to lane markings and automatically emits a distinctive audible warning whenever an unintended lane change (unsignaled) is detected — alerting the driver to make a correction.
3
Far beyond a mere warning system, Kenworth collision mitigation detects when the truck may be about to collide with another vehicle or object, alerts the driver and takes pre-emptive braking action — when necessary — to avoid or considerably reduce the severity of a crash.
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The side object detection system continuously monitors a truck’s blind spots and provides the driver with audible and visual alerts when an object or vehicle has entered these zones — invaluable when making a lane change or negotiating tight delivery sites.
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Standard on every Kenworth with a PACCAR MX-13 engine, the Driver Performance Assistant module monitors and scores driving technique in real-time — encouraging behavior that supports better fuel economy and longer brake life. The system coaches improvements by showing drivers how to best optimize the truck’s performance — by coasting longer, utilizing the engine brake, anticipating the road ahead and braking with less force.
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Predictive Cruise Control employs GPS and 3D digital map technology to anticipate changes in grade up to a mile ahead. Using those inputs, the technology automatically modifies the standard cruise control response when paired with the PACCAR transmission. Predictive shifting optimizes gear selection and shifts into neutral on downhill grades for even greater fuel efficiency in order to maximize fuel economy.
Kenworth T680 76-Inch Diamond VIT Sleeper

The Cutting Edge

Just Got A Whole

Lot Sharper

BOLD. INTELLIGENT. PRODUCTIVE. REWARDING
Kenworth’s T680 is a true game changer in this industry. Aggressive aerodynamic design. A fully integrated, highly efficient PACCAR Powertrain. Uptime engineering that results in an unmatched work ethic. Plus a level of luxury, craftsmanship and intuitive control that makes the T680 The Driver’s Truck™.

Fuel Saving Intelligence
  • Predictive Cruise Control
  • Predictive Neutral Coast
  • Driver Rewards
  • Driver Shift Aid
  • Driver Performance Assistant
  • Engine Idle Shutdown
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
Idle Management System
  • No-idle sleeper air conditioning system
  • Optional fuel fired heater
  • Optional auto start/stop system
Paccar Axles
  • Lightweight design
  • High efficiency 6×4 drive axles to improve fuel economy
Paccar Transmission
  • 12-speed automated
  • Fully integrated with PACCAR Engines
  • Intelligent shifting for superior drivability
  • Lightweight design
Paccar Engine
  • 13-liter and 11-liter displacements available to meet all applications
  • High efficiency performance for optimized fuel economy
  • High pressure common rail fuel system
  • Compacted graphite iron (CGI) for improved strength and reduced weight
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