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In the 1930’s H.L. Houff Livestock Transport hauled cattle from the Shenandoah Valley in Virginia into Pennsylvania and Maryland for meat processing. H.L. Houff was the owner and operator. His son Cletus helped in the business and had a vision of diversifying into general freight transportation. In 1937 Cletus started Houff Transfer Inc. with help from his father. Today the company remains a family-owned and operated trucking business. Cletus’s sons Dwight and Doug worked at HTI for decades and took over company operations after Cletus passed in 1989. The fourth generation has since become involved in the company with Kim (Doug’s daughter) and Zane (Doug’s son) keeping Cletus’s vision alive.” The fifth generation is involved in the daily functions of Houff Transfer. Adam, Kim’s son, oversees operations. Quin, Zane’s son, oversees maintenance.


 Our Weyers Cave VA, Baltimore MD, Cross Lanes WV, and Richmond VA terminals have cross docking. We provide customized inventory reports and billing for any warehouse storage. Richmond, Baltimore, and Suffolk are all gated and secured terminals. We have a 25,000 foot warehouse available for long and short term use at our Suffolk, VA location. We offer drayage services from all of the Hampton Roads, Virginia piers, and cross docking as well.


We provide 24-hour dispatching with scheduled appointment deliveries. We have over a hundred and twenty power units with over seven hundred 53-ft dry vans. With our high trailer to tractor ratio, we have the ability to drop at shippers and consignees. This keeps our Hazmat and TWIC certified drivers moving and gives our customers flexibility to load and off load. Also, we offer shuttle services, 53-ft regional dry van services throughout the Mid-Atlantic region and beyond. We have GPS tracking in our trucks and trailers. Our software technology integrates with Macropoint, 10-4, Four Kites, and Project 44 through Samsara and Mcleod. Our maintenance division currently utilizes Cetaris maintenance management software to track equipment PM’s, repairs, parts inventory, and fleet costs.



  • Doug Houff – Chairman and CEO
  • Zane Houff – President
  • Adam Cash – Vice President of Operations
  • Kim Cash – Driver Payroll
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