Schwerman Trucking Company was founded in 1913 by Fred Schwerman Jr. in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Fred Jr. began operations by building his own truck to haul agricultural products to local markets. In the early years, the company hauled their customers’ goods to market on classic stake trucks. This was their primary business. While this was a good business to be in, Fred had bigger plans for his new company. He expanded the company into the road construction material delivery business. This move allowed Fred and his small group of employees to use his existing fleet to haul construction materials out to the construction sites.