Trailiner Trucks

The Trailiner Team

Trailiner is a success because we provide premiere service to our customers. Shippers are truly concerned with meeting or exceeding the needs of their customers, so is Trailiner. We constantly evaluate ourselves to provide the highest possible level of customer satisfaction. To maintain the high level of service you expect, our operation is maintained 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

Communicating Coast-to-Coast

  • West Coast Dispatch
    800-641-4593
  • East Coast Dispatch
    800-833-8209
  • Short Haul/Midwest
    800-643-9051
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H.E. Whitener

H.E. "Spook" Whitener, CEO

H.E. founded Trailiner in 1976 after having owned and driven trucks for 20 years himself. He saw an opportunity for growth in the transportation industry in the Springfield area with its easy access to I-44. 30 years later he and the company are still going strong, bringing his business into the 21st century with a great outlook for the next 30 years.

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Brenda Keithley

Brenda Keithley, Co-Chairman of the Board

Brenda came to work at Trailiner in 1977 in the payroll department. Since that time she has held many positions throughout the company. She currently serves as the Accounts Receivable Manager. Proud to be a family organization, Trailiner values all of its employees’ contributions. As H.E. Whitener’s daughter, Brenda serves as the Co-Chairman of the Board to ensure that Trailiner continues to be a family organization for many years to come.

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Amber Edmondson

Amber Edmondson, President

Amber came to Trailiner in 1999 at the urging of her grandpa Spook to work in Accounts Receivable while she was completing her degree in Business. Upon completion of her degree, Amber's role expanded into learning all aspects of the trucking business. As President, she deals with virtually every part of the business, including maintaining good relations with customers, customer contracts and pricing negotiation, 401(k) administration, and a host of other things to make sure the company runs smoothly.

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Larry Sanner

Larry Sanner, Executive Vice President

From his beginnings as the tire shop manager, Larry went on to become the head of all maintenance, to the General Manager and now the Executive Vice President of the company. Working at Trailiner since 1977, Larry has a strong knowledge of the transportation business. His expertise is used to keep the terminal running smoothly in all areas of fleet maintenance and equipment replacement as well as operations.

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Elizabeth Whitener

Elizabeth Whitener, Vice President, Safety

1982 brought Liz to Trailiner in the log department. She moved into dealing with insurance liability until she eventually became the Safety director. Her current position over the safety department keeps her in contact with drivers on a daily basis, as well as her husband, the CEO who considers her his best friend. Her 20-plus years at Trailiner have given her ample experience to make sure our drivers are safe while they’re out on the road and that our customers’ commodities are always protected.

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Farley Kutzner

Farley Kutzner, Vice President of Sales & Dispatch

Starting out as a driver in 1977, Farley has been at Trailiner nearly since the beginning. Eventually moving into dispatch, he has cultivated relationships with drivers and customers alike. This blend of experience makes him uniquely suited to oversee both sales and dispatch.

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Kelly Isom

Kelly Isom, Chief Financial Officer

The most recent member of the management team, Kelly came to Trailiner in January of 2006. With his degree in accounting and many years of experience running his own business, Kelly has been a fantastic addition to the company.

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Jodie Whitener

Jodie Whitener, Operations Manager

Jodie is the nephew of the CEO and came to work for his uncle when he was only 16-years old. Since that humble beginning, he spent years running his own trucks, and eventually came to dispatch in 1990. Managing the department since 2000, he knows the trucking business as well as anyone in the organization.

The Trailiner customer service team specializes in quality service at competitive rates. Sales and customer service professionals work closely with current and potential customers to tailor a plan to fit individual business needs. Our service team expedites rate quotes and contracts, as well as maintains a good working relationship with each of our clients. With customer communication as a top priority, our customer service team is always available to provide comprehensive, up to the minute information to prevent surprises for Trailiner customers.

Contact Our Customer Service Team


  • Sales Manager
  • 732-380-1777
  • Fax: 732-380-1716
  • Frank Kiley
  • West Coast Operations
  • 800-643-4470
  • 800-641-4593
  • East Coast Operations
  • 800-641-2846
  • 800-833-8209
  • Short Haul Operations
  • 800-643-9051
  • West Coast (IL/IN/OH) Operations
  • 800-428-5500
  • Nights & Weekends
  • 800-448-1171
  • Operations Fax
  • 417-866-2813
  • Driver Lineup
  • 800-676-3241
  • Safety
  • 800-769-3993
  • 800-448-1171
  • Safety Fax
  • 417-866-1168
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Jodie Whitener

Operations Manager and

West Coast

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Gene Williams

West Coast

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Arlin Crump

East Coast

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Janice Johnson

East Coast

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Barry Nuttall

West Coast (IL/IN/OH)

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Steve Grace

Weekends

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Liz Whitener

VP, Safety

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Frank Kiley

Sales Manager

Not Pictured: Tom Shelton, Indy Dry Freight; Billy Mavengere, Short Haul; Chuck Michel, Driver Lineup; Mike Clairday, Driver Lineup; Josh Whitener, West Coast (IL/IN/OH); and Dave Brown, Nights

Our maintenance department provides 24-hour service. Round the clock support virtually eliminates over-the-road breakdowns, which helps to ensure on-time deliveries. We offer this support to both our company trucks as well as trucks operated by owner-operators leased to Trailiner.

Contact Our Maintenance Team


  • Tom Clack
  • Maintenance Supervisor
  • Brian Lansdown
  • Shop Foreman
  • Keith Bailey
  • Tire Shop Supervisor
  • Maintenance Shop
  • 800-445-8828
  • 417-866-1358
  • Tire Shop
  • 800-641-4074
  • 417-869-1040