Reliable Transportation Company – Why You Should Work With TanTara

Posted on: March 8th, 2017 by | No Comments

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Honest. Friendly. Versatile. Safe.

These are just four words that describe our business approach at TanTara Transportation Corporation. For nearly 35 years, we’ve been your “one call does it all” reliable transportation company.

We know you have other options when it comes to transporting your freight. There are many names out there in the trucking industry. So we’ll share four reasons why we believe you should choose TanTara.



Safety is job one at TanTara. We’re very proud of our low accident history. Safety is part of our culture and it all starts with our drivers. We recruit only the best and most conscientious drivers.

Once we’ve selected our driver candidates, all our applicants complete the WorkSteps program. We know that companies who use WorkSteps reduce employee work injuries by 50 percent the first year alone. This unique training program ensures our drivers have the mental and physical abilities to safely perform their jobs.

Here’s how it works: WorkSteps puts the applicant through a series of physically demanding tasks specific to their job. Successful completion of the program shows they can safely operate a CMV on the road.

With a laser focus on safety, we save you time and money and give you peace of mind. We’ll deliver your load on time and with friendly service.

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Outstanding Drivers

For more than three decades, we’ve taken the same approach with every driver. We carefully screen each new applicant to make sure they’ll be a good fit for the TanTara family. We believe taking this extra time at the beginning of the process helps us recruit and retain the finest people. And the proof of our method is clear. Some of our drivers have been with us anywhere from 10, 15, and even over 25 years.

At TanTara we take great pride in all our employees. Our drivers are well-dressed, well-spoken, and friendly. They will deliver your freight in a timely and professional manner.

As a veteran-owned company, we know that many military men and women have a tough time transitioning back to civilian life. We support our brothers and sisters in service. Since many military people have specialized training and skills, it makes good financial sense to hire them as truckers. In fact, more than 30 percent of our employees are veterans. TanTara supports Home Base Iowa and their goal of helping veterans find the right jobs.

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Customized Capabilities

No matter what your transportation needs, we have a solution. And if we can’t help, we’ll find someone who can. Thanks to our diverse selection of equipment, we can customize all your freight and fleet requests.

Let TanTara take the stress out of shipping for you. We’ll arrange escort vehicles and secure all the necessary paperwork and permits needed to ship your cargo. At TanTara, we keep all our equipment in excellent condition at our on-site maintenance shop.

How do you want to ship your next load? Our experienced freight managers will answer all your questions and tell you more about our fleet, which includes:

Flatbed Trailers

Our flatbed trailers measure 48’ x 102” and are an ideal choice if you have bulky or odd-shaped cargo that won’t fit between walls. We’ll secure your freight with a properly secured, tarped flatbed. Our trailers come with or without side-kits to fit your needs. Because we’re professional in all we do, you can rest assured your cargo will arrive in perfect condition.

Oversized and Stretch Trailers

Standard at 53’, our triple-axle trailers can also stretch to any size up to 103’. These trailers feature custom tarps and allow us to move all types of different cargo. We load everything with care and precision to make sure your freight arrives safely at your final destination.

Roll-Top Conestoga Trailers

If you need extra protection from the elements, consider one of our roll-top trailers. With seven feet of height clearance, these trailers provide enhanced security and safety. Our roll-top roofs will keep your cargo safe, clean, and dry.

53’ Dry Vans

Our customers know we can customize our equipment to meet their requests. This is just one more way TanTara provides exceptional service. Whether it’s one of our dry vans or any other part of our fleet, let our fabrication shop create a customized piece of equipment to meet any of your shipping needs.


Family Owned and Operated

Growing up in a family of 18 children means Mike Riggan knows a thing or two about family. He also knows the value of hard work and determination and is a proud Vietnam veteran.

In 1981, Riggan bought his first truck. Over the years, he continued to expand his fleet and his services. When he first began, Riggan worked out of his garage. In 1995, TanTara moved to a new 10,000 square foot maintenance facility and new office building.

Named after his two daughters—Tanya and Tara—TanTara has always been a family enterprise. Riggan’s two sons work at TanTara and he considers all his loyal employees his family. In fact, each time an employee celebrates a 10-year anniversary, Riggan sends them on an all-expense paid vacation to the destination of their choice. He believes this close family-like atmosphere is the reason TanTara has been so successful over the years.

Trust our experienced, honest, and caring professionals to handle all your transportation needs. Call TanTara today.

Time Zones

Pacific Zone

5:40 PM

Mountain Zone

6:40 PM

Central (home)

7:40 PM

Eastern Zone

8:40 PM