Bulk Commodity Specialist

In the Midwest

Our Commitment to Quality Service and Reliability are Unsurpassed.

At Lotz Trucking, we take great pride in providing our customers with the highest quality service and reliability. With over 100 years of combined industry experience, our knowledgeable staff understands the challenges you face and is dedicated to finding the best solutions for your needs. As specialists in bulk transportation, we offer a wide range of services using state-of-the-art equipment, including Dry Bulk Pneumatics, Vacuum Pneumatics, End Dumps and Hopper Bottom trailers.  We also have flatbed and van trailers. Whether you need to book a shipment or have a question, our customer service department is always available to assist you.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us at [email protected] to learn more about how we can help you meet your transportation needs. Call Us at 815.587.6077 or our customer service line at 815.587.6090.

Our Territories Include:

48 State General Commodities

Common and Contract Carrier  

Dry Bulk

Vacuum Pneumatic

Belly Dumps, End Dumps and Hopper Bottoms

Air Ride Flat Beds

Air Ride Vans

Parts & Service

(815) 587-6083

Lotz Truck Shop

Lotz Truck Shop is a premier full-service truck repair and preventive maintenance center located on the NE side of Ottawa, IL. Our experienced journeyman service technicians are equipped to service all makes of class 8 trucks and trailers with exceptional skill and expertise. We take great pride in our well-stocked parts department, which specializes in Paccar products (Kenworth & Peterbilt) Cat & Cummins, enabling us to minimize excessive downtime and deliver timely, cost-effective scheduled maintenance. Our commitment to excellence ensures that your vehicle is serviced or repaired correctly the first time, giving you peace of mind as you travel down the road. Don’t hesitate to schedule an appointment with our shop for excellent service that you deserve. 

Our shop is open Monday – Friday from 6:00am to 10:00pm. For Parts and Services, please call 1.815.587.6083. We look forward to servicing your vehicle soon.

In need of a truck and trailer cleaning? Stop by our “Exit 90 on I-80 Truck & Trailer Wash” located at the Lotz Trucking terminal at 807 E. Dayton Road in Ottawa, IL. Hand wash and detailing services are available. Call 815-587-6084.


Lotz Trucking is Now Hiring
Class A CDL Truck Drivers

Driver Requirements
Must be at least 21 years of age

Valid Commercial Driver's License (Class "A" CDL) issued by your state of residence

Clear MVR
Orientation Pay
Weekly Pay
Detention Pay (when applicable)
PPE & Training provided at orientation
$15,000 Life Insurance policy provided at no cost
25%-30% of Load Pay
Vacation Pay
401K Option after 90 days
$1000 Driver Referral Program
Health, Vision, & Dental Insurance Available
Family Oriented Company
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The Lotz Team

Don Muffler Jr.


Don has over 40 years of experience in the bulk business. Don owned and operated his own tractor, dump trailer and flatbed before purchasing Lotz Trucking, Inc. in 1986. Don and his family also own and operate a successful farming business along with his trucking company.
Kevin Kuntz

Vice President / General Manager / Sales Manager

Kevin brings over 40 years of experience in the bulk business. Kevin owned and operated his own truck for six years. Kevin has experience with pneumatic, end dump, refrigerated, van, flatbed, extendable pole trailers and hopper bottom trailers. Kevin began working for Lotz Trucking in 1985 and since then has worked through various positions up until present where he is now Executive Vice President and General Manager.

Chadd Baker

Director of Lotz Truck Shop

Chadd began working with Lotz Trucking in 1992 and has over 30 years of knowledge in fleet maintenance, fabrication and custom projects.

Jodi Richards

Lead Logistics Coordinator / Customer Service

Jodi began working with Lotz Trucking in 1995 and has been involved in many divisions of the company through out the years.

Casey Bailey


Nate Applebee

Bulk Operations / Driver Manager.

Nate has over 30 years of experience in the bulk transportation industry. He has over 20 of driving experience before moving into dispatch/customer service and driver management.

Dick Damschen

Driver Recruiter

Dick has been in the transportation industry for 47 years. He started as a driver before moving into operations, sales, Terminal Branch Manager and driver recruiter

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