Let’s Go Truckin’ — Steady Growth in the Trucking Industry Since 1975

At Hensley, we have a 40-plus year history of continuous growth and success. Founded in 1975 by Chub and Jan Hensley, we operated one truck and trailer under the name Mendelson Egg / Hensley. Putting in truckers' hours — full days, late nights, holidays, and weekends — our trucking firm slowly began to be synonymous with timeliness, integrity, and dedication.

Running refer trailers, we went where and when our clients' needed us to — building an especially strong presence in the Upper Midwest. In the early 1980s, our name was transitioned to Hensley, Inc. to better recognize our growing family ties. Around this same time, we began signing on owner / operators looking to drive for a thriving, flexible trucking company. By 1985, we had four trucks, 27 trailers, and 19 owner / operators all driving for the Hensley name.

In 1987 Chub's son, Darrin, began working in the family business which he took over in 2000. With Darrin, the business has continued to grow and diversify.

Today our trucking organization operates with three locations — an office, a fully equipped maintenance shop, and a pallet/cross-docking facility. We run 30 of our own trucks, 125+ trailers bearing the Hensley name, and maintain strong working ties with 10 owner / operators. Still running mainly refrigerated trailers and specialized vans, our operating lanes now span the entire lower 48 — with a strong presence remaining in the Upper Midwest, and South.

Over the years our growth has been steady and true. We attribute that growth to the commitment of our drivers' strong family and office staff support. At Hensley, we do not just deliver loads; we deliver timely and safe shipments that are professionally executed by our silent heroes — the men and women behind the wheel.

We thank you for allowing us to serve your business and we look forward to our continued growth right alongside yours.

Aerial photo of Hensley Incorporated's first shop location
Aerial photo of Hensley Incorporated's expanded shop location
Aerial photo of Hensley Incorporated's third shop location
Street photo of Hensley Incorporated's office location in Osakis, MN

Notable Recognitions


  • Great West Casualty Safety Award (numerous years)
  • Veterans Employer of the Year

Notable Organizations

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We Meet the Following

  • All U.S. DOT Regulations
  • Federal Industry Mandates
  • State Industry Mandates
  • Electronic Logging Devices (ELD)
  • Federal Food Safety Act
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Hensley Inc. – Office Location
28 East Main St.
Osakis, MN 56360

Phone: 320.859.2297
Fax: 320.859.3600


Hensley Inc. – Shop Location
910 West Nokomis St.
PO Box 597
Osakis, MN 56360

Phone: 320.859.2318