Frequently Asked Questions


Can you bill me electronically?

Yes, we can bill through EDI as long as you can pay through EDI.

Can I pay you electronically?

Yes, you can pay electronically. Please contact Carolyn Kerkhoff or Stacy Schmitz to set up.

General Information

What is your coverage area?

Panama Transfer operates direct overnight service to 8 states, with service to many. Please contact your account executive for more information.

Are you a Union Carrier?

No, we are not a union carrier. We are a family-owned business for over 50 years.

Where are your terminal locations?

Panama, Sioux Falls, Richland, Wellsburg, Des Moines, Omaha, and Hawkeye

How long has Panama been in business?

Since 1957

How many employees do you have?

We have 343 employees.

How many trucks do you have on the road?

Panama Transfer maintains a fleet of 141 tractors and 237 trailers out of its corporate office located in Panama.

Who are your marketing partners?

Valley Cartage, Monroe Transportation, Double D Express, Brown Transfer, Performance Freight Systems, and Pawnee Transfer.

Can I get rates and set up pickups without calling in?

Yes, You can log in to our website for rate estimates and pick up information.


Can I make a bill of lading on the website?


Can I get Rates on the website?

Yes, for rate estimates only. You will need to call for quote numbers.

Can I email in my pickups?

Yes, we offer an online form or e-mail to

Do you have specialized equipment?

Yes, we have liftgate trailers. Please call the office for more information.