We appreciate your interest in Williams and would like to take you down “our” memory lane. We invite you to learn more about Williams thru our “FAST FACTS”…..
Fast Fact # 1
In 1984 C & O Equipment, Inc. was established by Oscar “Ozzie” Williams. C & O provided full service leasing and contract maintenance in the Central Illinois area to compliment his Kenworth truck dealership founded in the early 1970’s. Ozzie grew to become one of the leaders in the trucking industry, due to his honesty, integrity and customer commitment.
Fast Fact # 2
In 1987 C & O Equipment, Inc. obtained a NationaLease franchise with over 750 available service locations nationwide.
Fast Fact # 3
In 1988 Williams NationaLease, LTD was founded and acquired all contract authorities from C & O Equipment, Inc.
Fast Fact #4
In 1990 C & O Equipment, Inc. and Williams NationaLease, LTD were merged.
Fast Fact #5
In 1998 Williams NationaLease, LTD. was purchased by Sandra “Sandy” Hakes, daughter of Ozzie Williams.
Fast Fact #6
In 1999 Williams is certified by the Women’s Business Development Center as a minority owned company.
Fast Fact #7
In 2001 Williams NationaLease, LTD initiated services to become a Full Service Logistics Company.
Fast Fact #8
In 2006 Williams opened a facility in Northwest Indiana.
Fast Fact #9
In 2007 Williams NationaLease, LTD was the winner of the prestigious American Trucking Association’s Presidents Trophy for Safety.
Fast Fact #10
In 2008 additional transportation companies were established: Williams Logistics, LLC ~ WNL Transportation, LLC and Williams Systems, LLC
Fast Fact #11
In 2010 Sandy continues her father’s passion for customer service and commitment to providing the best service possible.
Fast Fact #12
Our purpose is all about you, the customer. We do what we say, and say, what we do. And that’s a FACT.
Thank you for your interest in Williams. We hope your fact finding journey has been informative and helpful! All of us at Williams would look forward to the opportunity to serve you in the future for all your transportation needs.