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The Team Behind Our Flatbed and Specialized Hauling Services

Smooth and efficient transportation thrives on teamwork – and we’ve got an exceptional team here at Valente Trucking Inc. When you hire us for flatbed and specialized hauling services, you can rest assured that you’re choosing a capable company staffed with genuine professionals from top to bottom. Everyone from our CEO to our drivers are committed to doing whatever it takes to deliver your goods safely and on time.

Below you will find contact information and staff profiles for our core administrative staff. We have numerous flatbed drivers, all of whom meet our stringent quality standards. The success of our fast freight shipping is built upon our foundation of experienced and dedicated workers. Contact us to learn more about our staff and our commitment to your satisfaction.

Extensive Experience with Specialized Shipping

We’ve been shipping goods since 1969 with a focus on unusually large or otherwise unwieldy items. As part of our flatbed and specialized hauling services, we’ve transported everything from small buildings and machinery to lumber and structural steel. No matter what you need to have shipped, we’re the team to do it. Contact our staff today to discuss your hauling needs and find out how we can simplify them for you.


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.


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