For the many years we’ve been in business, we have been striving to provide our clients the best quality service possible to gain their full satisfaction. And they’ve shown their appreciation by coming back to us repeatedly. 


We aspire to be the trucking company for all your trucking needs.

​Looking ahead, Dakota Carriers is striving to be the trucking company that will satisfy not only the customer but make every employee feel a part of a family. We are consistently looking to grow and becoming a premier trucking company in the local region. With a growing company, we are still looking to remain the same team mentality small companies experience that will look out for every employee and make them feel incredibly welcome. We are striving to keep our mission the same day in and day out. We hope that our customers will keep turning to us as the professional and experienced team they have known since the beginning. ​

With future goals consisting of becoming a go-to trucking company, we are looking for new opportunities that await the trucking industry. We have recently built a new shop and office in Sioux Falls, SD and looking forward to the new location. New opportunities that also exist for Dakota Carrier employees consist of a new drive along with program that will assist drivers with little experience to feel more comfortable behind the wheel and be offered a full-time position at the end

Tim Schenk, owner of Schenk Trucking, purchased the business in June 2015. Tim's purchase quickly doubled the trucking fleet's size and expanded the company by acquiring several new customers. Tim and Lisa have continued the legacy the Fowlds' family began. 

Maintaining Business​


Dakota Carriers was founded in 1992 by Jim and Brigitte Fowlds. Jim drove truck and Brigitte dispatched. By their second year, they had 10-12 employees and a steady supply of John Morrells meat and Starmark cabinets. Every year since, there has been gradual customer and driver growth. The Fowlds' built the business on principles of unwavering quality, service, and customer-friendly attitude. Those principles have become a legacy. 

"By far the best company I've ever been with! Tim had just bought the company when I came on board. Thank you all for treating us like people and not just a number." - Kathy H.

About Us

​5105 W Foundation Ct.
Sioux Falls SD 57107​

Mailing address:

po box 84907

​sioux falls, sd 57118