D&D was founded in the small farming community of Gooding, Idaho–placing its roots and ethics with the families and hands that feed America. We are proud of our small town values and find Idaho as a wonderful place to raise a family and grow a strong business.
While dependable service is a priority, we could not meet those standards without the relationship we have developed both internally and externally over the years. A genuine connection and relationship has always proven that if you have a priority for people, the profit will follow.
D&D is proud to operate a fleet of late-model tractor/trailers throughout the 48 United States, equipped with the most advanced reefer units designed for maximum cargo protection. With innovative leadership and services that are world class, we will deliver beyond expectations. While our approach is forward thinking, proactive and flexible in delivering whatever is required, we would like to give credit where credit is due. Real success comes in the company we keep. We believe that respect and trust in who we work with will drive accomplishment and prosperity for everyone. A genuine connection and relationship has always proven that if you have a priority for people, the profit will follow.
What started in a garage that was converted for Darlene to a home office, quickly mushroomed into a thriving brokerage company.
In 1980, Calvin & Darlene Kuntz founded D&D Brokers in Gooding, Idaho. D&D quickly grew a loyal following of trucks and customer through honesty and commitment to customer service. Darlene would never lie and kept her promise to load carriers even when times where tight. It was not long before word spread in the trucking industry and a multitude of dispatchers from various trucking firms would contact her with overflow loads. Customers loved her commitment. Darlene would work all night, if necessary, just to load one truck. If there was a breakdown or a delay in transit, she would be on the phone immediately with the customer to notify them. She only had two phone lines, a typewriter and no fax. Being new to transportation she did not necessarily follow conventional methods known to the industry. Quick pay, attention to detail, honesty and great communication all contributed to a trusted and loyal following. Even difficult customers to break into would eventually become loyal through her consistency and persistence.
In 1981 the small brokerage had grown into a thriving business and Calvin joined the team and moved into their first office in downtown Gooding, Idaho. It was not long before customer demand outweighed staff. Calvin and Darlene decided to hire their first dispatch and load broker in 1984. As the loyal group of dedicated carriers continued to blossom, customers who only trusted D&D desired a dedicated fleet. This lead to their first truck purchases in early 1984. Within the first years they quickly had a fleet of 5 trucks and several large customers. In 1986 they had grown into a staff of 5 that serviced the 48 continental United States. Their transport fleet specialized in refrigerated transport, hauling everything from sensitive produce to frozen french fries. The brokerage division handled everything from dry goods like expensive sugar beat seed and carpet to frozen specialties.
Today D&D has a stable fleet of 88 state of the art tractors, 125 cutting edge refrigerated trailers and 140 employees. They continue to maintain their family environment, commitment to customer service and steady growth. Learn more about D&D through the Services, Transportation, Corporate Leadership pages as well as their blog and news areas.
Safety is D&D's number one priority. We believe safety is an attitude and a choice. D&D drivers and employees are required to comply with all rules set by the Department of Transportation (DOT), and all company safety rules. We are very proud of our safety programs here at D&D and the accomplishments that we have achieved.
We have periodic safety meetings with drivers and operations to show them how the interaction they have with one another affects the mental part of the job and how that affects safety. All of our new hires are given extensive training in safety and the importance it has on all aspects of the company. Our goal is to stress and re-access the problems that are faced out on the road in the day-to-day driving environment. Our drivers have 24/7, 365 days per year access to our safety department and/or to our upper level management to discuss any safety related issues that may be foreseen or occurring at the present time.
D&D has a fully operational maintenance shop, equipped to repair all aspects of both trucks and trailers; this includes everything from tires to complete overhauls, bodywork, windows, etc. We maintain all equipment to the highest standards, giving our drivers a safe piece of equipment so they can concentrate on driving and dealing with the motoring public and not worrying about mechanical failures. Through the continued effort of all the employees at D&D we presently have a superb safety rating and we feel confident in the fact that we have one of the safest fleets out on the road.
At D&D, we take our environmental stewardship seriously. That’s why, over the past decade, we have invested in technology and solutions that reduce overhead and improve productivity for our customers while lowering greenhouse gas emissions.
D&D has also been a proud member of the industry-leading U.S. EPA SmartWay® Transport Partnership since 2009. The SmartWay Program, a market-driven initiative working to advance freight sector efficiency, enables companies across the supply chain to make informed transportation choices. By providing a consistent set of tools and information, SmartWay empowers its partners to exchange performance data in ways that protect the environment, enhance our nation’s energy security, and foster economic vitality.
D&D represents the top one percent of environmental performers of the SmartWay’s 3000+ partners. We are proud to be honored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as one of 39 carriers leading our industry in freight supply chain environmental performance and energy efficiency.