History of Hirschbach
Ray Hirschbach founded the company in 1935 with one produce truck and a basic philosophy – that specializing in economical, on-time truck transportation service would create success for both his company and his customers.
A true pioneer, Ray came up with the idea of transferring bananas from shipping containers into refrigerated vehicles to keep them fresh. He turned skeptics into believers as he grew his business transporting bananas from the Gulf Coast to the upper Midwest and meat from the Midwest back to the Gulf Coast.
Ray’s excellent delivery record and the care he gave each load greatly impressed his customers. Manufacturers and producers, who had long relied exclusively on rail transportation, recognized Ray's uncommon ability to provide economical and on-time service for their specialized needs.
In the mid-1950s, Ray turned the business over to his son George Hirschbach and over the next 40 years, he grew the company to over 200 trucks and expanded its service area to include the entire Southeastern United States.
In 1997, George Hirschbach decided to retire and sold the business to Thomas Grojean, Sr. Under the leadership of Brad Pinchuk and his son, Tom Grojean, Jr., the company continued to grow in fleet size and added New England and the Northeast to its service area.
Tom Grojean, Sr. sold Hirschbach Motor Lines to his son Tom and Brad Pinchuk in 2012. With over 950 trucks and 1,500 trailers in its fleet, multiple terminal locations, the business continues to grow and expand into new service areas to this day.