About Us

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 from John  Morrells and Starmark cabinets. Since then, there has been gradual customer and driver growth. The Fowlds built the business on principles of unwavering quality, service, and a customer-friendly attitude.


In June 2015, Tim Schenk, owner of Schenk Trucking, purchased Dakota Carriers which  quickly doubled the fleet’s size. Since then, Tim and his wife Lisa have continued the legacy the Fowlds family began.

Dakota Carriers

Looking Ahead

Dakota Carriers is striving to be the trucking company that will satisfy not only the customer but make every employee feel like 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 become 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 Carriers 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.

Our Team

Office Staff

Tim Schenk


Jodi Sargent


Patty Lenz


Karen Brown


Matt Stensland


Justin Willi


Mitch Schenk

Outbound Dispatch / Accounts Receivable

Jim Thielen

Inbound Dispatch

Tim Hemminger

Dispatch Manager

Gary Zmuda

Outbound Dispatch

Shop Staff

James Adams

Shop Foreman

Herb Hammer

Truck Mechanic

Derek Gray

Assistant Foreman / Truck Mechanic

Brady Keyser

Truck Mechanic

Austin Noah

Trailer Mechanic

Cody May

Trailer Mechanic

Jay Lavender

Trailer Wash / Shag Driver

BJ Glasgow

Shag Driver

Clint Lottman

Truck Wash

Dakota Carriers, Inc ©

DOT #492947

Mailing Address

PO Box 84907

Sioux Falls, SD 57118


Office: (605) 336-5061

Dispatch: (605) 336-6311