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Midstates provides dependable on-time transportation service and allows us to concentrate on our core business. Their drivers are very professional and customer friendly which is critical to our customers.

MichaelTraffic, Chattanooga, TN

About Us

The Midstates family of companies began in 2005 when transportation industry veterans Mike Orr

Mike Orr
and Bill Havrilka
Bill Havrilka
founded Midstates Transport
Midstates Transport
to serve the needs of clients in trucking, shuttle and expedited services. Soon thereafter — responding to client needs and market opportunities to provide more comprehensive services — the owners expanded the business to include sister companies Midstates Logistics
Midstates Logistics
and Midstates Equipment Leasing. Both Midstates’ co-owners remain actively involved in daily operations of the company.

Today, the Midstates companies serve a broad range of manufacturers and distributers whose interstate and intrastate operations include local, regional and national transport and logistical needs as well as equipment leasing. Midstates’ experienced management team is committed to personalized service and creating customized logistics and transport solutions for clients, from source to consumption.

Through the years, Midstates has solved a wide variety of challenges for our clients. We understand how to strategize with our clients and know how to troubleshoot in order to resolve issues to minimize reoccurrence. As we reduce your costs, we work to increase your productivity, giving you a competitive advantage in today’s complex business environment.

As your business partner, Midstates acts in your behalf to ensure you receive added value at the most competitive prices. We are committed to working hand-in-hand with you to ensure your operations are not only more efficient, but also more profitable. At Midstates, we’re not satisfied until our customers are satisfied.

William J. HavrilkaMidstates President & Co-Owner

Bill Havrilka, CPA, brings nearly three decades of experience to the management of the Midstates group of companies, drawing from his hands-on knowledge in the fields of transportation, logistics, construction and real estate. His background includes both entrepreneurial expertise in the ownership of privately held businesses as well as extensive financial management experience in the private and public sectors.

Through affiliations with related entities, Havrilka leads Midstates’ proficiency in providing contract cost auditing; financial management; and cost and claims consulting services to clients.

Previously, he owned and served as chief financial officer for McLeod Companies in Decatur, Illinois, specializing in over-the-road trucking, equipment leasing, warehousing and logistics.

Havrilka formerly held positions as vice president of finance for Centex Construction’s commercial construction division, as well as worked with St. Louis, Missouri, based Paric Corporation in the role of executive vice president and chief financial officer. He was also an operations analyst for both Federal Express Corporation and Arthur Young & Company.

Mr. Havrilka earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Accountancy from Southern Illinois University.

Michael D. OrrMidstates Vice President & Co-Owner

Mike Orr’s tenure in the trucking industry extends over twenty-five years and encompasses a wide range of responsibilities. Beginning his career as a management trainee, he was steadily promoted and soon named a distribution center manager, accountable for five terminals and more than 200 employees. During this time, he managed sales, customer service, operations, safety and profit/loss activities for all terminals under his direction.

As vice president of the Midstates companies, Orr leads internal operations, sales and marketing efforts, along with supervising all carrier development activities for logistics management services.

Before co-founding Midstates, Orr was general manager and an owner in Volunteer Express/Sprint Cartage where he managed the break bulk terminal operations for Volunteer Express as well as supervised the pickup and delivery operations for Sprint Cartage. In these roles, he achieved unprecedented profitability and revenue growth for the companies while implementing a successful employee safety program that dramatically reduced workers’ compensation and general liability claims.

Prior to that, Orr spent 15 years with ABF Freight Systems, Inc., beginning as an account executive in the Colorado Springs office. Two years later he was promoted to terminal manager for their operations in Tucson and Nogales, Arizona, and soon thereafter named distribution center manager, responsible for departments of five terminals in Middle Tennessee and Kentucky.

Orr graduated from Western Illinois University with a Bachelor of Business degree and a double major in transportation and marketing.

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Brentwood, TN 37027
615-377-2922 (Office)
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