In 1961, Erv Bettendorf established Bettendorf Trucking with a single truck- driven by Bettendorf himself. He initially hauled planer shavings to a particle board plant in Arcata but in 1965, Georgia-Pacific built Humboldt County's first pulp mill, and in 1966 Crown-Simpson completed another pulp mill, giving Bettendorf an opportunity to grow and expand his business.
Today, Bettendorf Trucking is managed by Ron Borges and Bettendorf’s son, Monty Bettendorf. The company has grown to include a fleet of 24 trucks and 40 trailers and has expanded to become a widely diversified commodity hauler. Bettendorf Trucking provides services throughout California and Oregon, offering transportation in a wide variety of commodities, including wood by-products, bulk livestock feed, lumber, flat bed/general freight and refuse.