New LTL Freight Terminal in the Quad Cities

LTL Freight Quad Cities – News Release

Hot Line Freight System, a regional trucking company based in West Salem, WI, has announced the opening of their newest terminal in Davenport, IA.  The addition of Hot Line Freight’s Davenport terminal will provide expanded shipping opportunities for the Quad Cities and surrounding area, with less-than-truckload in the Midwest, volume service nationwide, and expedited and hot-shot services.

Hot Line Freight System is a Midwest regional carrier, providing next day service to much of Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin.  “Our niche is to pick up in the Quad Cities, strap in the freight, and have it never leave the trailer until delivery in Seattle, or Long Beach or Miami,” said Rob Burgmeier, president, Hot Line Freight Systems.  “The freight that leaves the Quad Cities and delivers nationwide looks like it did when it left the factory.  Also we have Hot-Shot service that is a guaranteed service, available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.”

The Davenport terminal is Hot Line’s 14th terminal, providing coverage from the Quad City area to all 48 states. “We felt it was time to have a terminal in the Quad Cities to better serve our customers and to expand the area that we cover” said Paul Burgmeier, VP-Operations.  The Burgmeier brothers have strong roots in the Quad Cities. Rob Burgmeier acquired his Commercial Driver’s License back in 1975, working for All American Transport in Bettendorf, IA. He eventually moved his family to La Crosse, WI and started Hot Line Freight System in 1988 with partner Larry Johnson.

Not only does the Burgmeier family have strong roots in the Quad Cities, but Dubuque IA as well.  The Burgmeier brother’s grandfather started the Chicago-Dubuque Motor Transportation Company in 1937.

Hot Line Freight System was established in 1988 with a handful of employees and first year revenues of $350,000.  Today they have over 250 employees/operators nationwide.  Hot Line and affiliates combined 2012 revenues will exceed 25 million.   To find out more, please visit