About Us

sign For more than 25 years, J.L. Shandy Transportation, Inc. has been a leading transportation services provider throughout the Midwest and beyond. Headquartered just outside of Chicago in St. John, Indiana, our centralized dispatch office in the heart of the Midwest allows us to deliver across the U.S. quickly, efficiently and, most importantly, safely.

With extensive experience hauling steel products and equipment, bulk commodities transported in super sacks, and building materials, such as lumber, brick and shingles, the J.L. Shandy fleet includes more than 60 flatbeds, Conestoga trailers, and side kits that mobilize quickly to provide continuous, timely deliveries. We are capable of handling truckload and less than load (LTL) deliveries, as well as oversized, over-length, and machinery/equipment deliveries.

Founded in 1991 by Jack and Lynn Crotty, JL Shandy has grown from an experienced dispatcher with a dream and a handful of independent contractors to a leading transportation services provider throughout the Midwest 25 years later.


The company was born when Jack, an experienced dispatcher and trucking industry professional, set off on his own with the idea of building a transportation services company that could have the strength and professionalism of the large hauling firms, but also be flexible, quick to respond and deliver anywhere in the 48 contiguous states within days. Together, Jack and Lynn built a team that could do just that while also focusing on safety and efficiency.

Today, JL Shandy continually strengthens our position within the flatbed trucking industry by developing innovative, specialized services and providing continuous on time deliveries.

It is our determination to provide service above and beyond our customers’ expectations that drives our team. We are constantly working to develop new processes to better service our customers, which ultimately has made it possible for us to grow and excel within our industry.