History and Tradition
In 1979, Ron and Kris Richardson took a chance and started an oilfield trucking company. Ron and Kris started the company with one truck and one trailer, driven day and night by Ron. Kris learned the skill of dispatching trucks and managing the office, while being assisted by her parents Lefty and Alma Walters. Perseverance and hard work led to adding more trucks, trailers and drivers.
In 1990, Richardson Trucking, Inc. (RTI) acquired winch trucks and air-ride stretch trailers and began hauling camphouses. The specialized trailers and skilled drivers minimized damage to the camps during the moving process. The foresight of jumping into the business early enabled RTI to be at the forefront of the camp complex movement – a spot that the company still holds today.
RTI now employs between 15-24 drivers, a full office staff, and a full-time mechanic and welder to staff a full service shop. The fleet has grown to 24 trucks, including tandem winch trucks, tandem slick trucks, a single axle five-ton, one-tons and pick-ups. RTI has a fleet of 35 trailers available to handle any oilfield transportation need.
Life-long residents of Casper, Ron and Kris, were proud members of the Casper community, supporting local business development and charitable work along the way. Ron and Kris were long-time supporters of the University of Wyoming, Casper College, and many other local youth and service-based charitable organizations. Ron and Kris remained active in in state and regional energy initiatives and development throughout their tenure at RTI.
Today, the management of RTI has passed on to the next generation. Tracy Richardson and Amber Fazio (Ron and Kris’ children) have taken over the reigns and continue to operate the business with the same core values the company was founded on 37 years ago. Tracy and Amber look forward to carrying on the legacy of RTI and continuing the tradition of outstanding customer service and reliable, on-time delivery that has been the haul mark of RTI for all these years.