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Seward Motor Freight’s President an Acknowledged Business Leader

Photo by Markus Spiske on Unsplash
A family enterprise, Seward Motor Freight was purchased and incorporated by Wayne and Joan Tanderup in 1969. With seven employs the couple grew the business, acquiring other small carriers in the 1980s. Seward Motor Freight now has long haul permits in all the lower 48 states. 

After the passing of her husband in 2006, Joan Tanderup assumed the role of President/CEO and continued to expand the motor freight company which now operates 100 tractors with 275 trailers and has over 100 employees. On September 6th the company will be celebrating Joan Tanderup’s 50th year of owning the company with live music, dinner, employee celebration picture and the 50th anniversary truck presentation. 

The company operations run from Pennsylvania to Utah and Minnesota to Texas. Their headquarters and fleet maintenance facility is located on 6.5-acre at the intersection of Interstate 80 and Highway 15 just south of Seward, Nebraska. On March 20, 2018, Concordia University, Nebraska honored Ms. Tanderup as the 2018 Outstanding Woman in Business during its 15th annual Women in Business luncheon. Hosted by Concordia University Business Club, the luncheon acknowledges and celebrates the servant leadership and accomplishments of Seward County businesswomen. In accepting the award, Ms. Tanderup noted that Seward Motor employees have also been a big factor in the company’s success, each contributing with their own unique skills and talents.