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Flatbed and Specialized Hauling Services


Michael A. Valente Sr.
President / CEO
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Mr. Valente started Valente Trucking with one truck in 1969. He started with refrigerated freight from Chicago to New York City. About a year later he ran steel & machinery coast to coast. He incorporated in 1981 and got his own authority. He has been successful and now has approximately 54 people working full time offering flatbed and specialized hauling services.

Mike is President of the Calumet Park Chamber of Commerce, sits on the Blue Cap Foundation Board (Blue Cap is a school & workplace for mentally and physically challenged people), Member of Illinois Trucking Association, Member of the ATA(American Trucking Association), Member of IAC(Intermodal Association of Chicago) Member of AOPA (Aircraft Owners & Pilot Association), an Instrument Rated Pilot, and a Member of EAA(Experimental Aircraft Association).

Operations Manager

Wayne Valente
Operations Manager
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Shop Superintendant

Michael A. Valente Jr.
Maintenance Supervisor

Michael Valente Jr. has been working in the shop at Valente Trucking since 1996. He has experience in many areas of maintenance including engine rebuilding, braking systems, electrical systems, air systems, air conditioning, and computer diagnosis.


Lynne Oesterle
Regional Dispatch
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Lynne Oesterle has been working with Valente Trucking for 14 years.

Don Skafgaard
Local Dispatch
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Diana Grivakis
Intermodal Dispatch 

Safety Director

Craig Godsey
Safety Director
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Craig graduated from Northern Illinois University with a degree in Industrial Technology. He concentrated his interest in safety. He has been working in transportation safety for fifteen years. He has extensive knowledge in Department of Transportation regulations. As a safety expert, Craig has been involved in many D.O.T. audits. He also knows many other areas of transportation such as accident investigation, workers compensation, and insurance loss analysis.

Billing & Accounts Receivable

Kathy Valente
Accounts Receivable
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Accounts Payable

Cathy Tarena
Accts. Payable