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History + Awards

We are a second-generation family-owned and operated full-service dealership established in 1965 with locations in Wisconsin and Minnesota.

Our history is what sets up apart.

Over the years, Mid-State Truck Service has been able to expand by providing outstanding maintenance service, a comprehensive line of medium, heavy, and severe-duty trucks, and school and commercial buses. We believe in hiring the best employees and investing in them with the training and tools necessary for success. All these services, capabilities, and investments make sure trucks stay on the road!

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Frank Vandehey founded Mid-State Truck Service in Marshfield, WI.

1965 Location


Mid-State Truck Service began offering lease and rental trucks through Idealease.

Late 1980's

New locations were opened in Wisconsin Rapids and Plover.


Frank retired and passed the business down to his sons, Jon and Tom Vandehey.

Frank, Jon, and Tom Vandehey


Abootsford, Chippewa Falls, Eau Claire, and Wausau locations opened.


The two Chippewa Valley locations combined into a new, larger, and more efficient facility.

Chippewa Valley Location


The Plover location doubled in size and received updates to better serve customers.


Mid-State Truck Service expanded into Minnesota with locations in Duluth and Virginia.

Duluth Location


Mid-State Truck Service has eight locations that are still dedicated to the communities they serve.

Our Mission

Mid-State Truck Service, Inc, is the premier solutions provider to the transportation industry within our markets served. We will provide superior products and services to a value based customer group. We will treat both internal and external customers with fairness and respect. We will increase the monetary returns to our employees and shareholders through absolute dedication to providing best-in-market customer satisfaction.


  • National Truck Dealer of the Year Nominee in 2021
  • IC® Bus Dealer of the Year in 2021
  • International® Truck Presidential Award Recipient in 2021
  • Chippewa County Economic Development Corporation Business of the Year in 2018
  • IC® Bus Diamond Dealer of the Year in 2017
  • Idealease® ONE (formerly IDEALgold) Award Recipient since 1995
  • Navistar® Technician Rodeo Winner & Top 10 Finisher Multiple Times
  • Navstar® Circle of Excellence Award Recipient since 1993
  • Navistar® & International® Harvester Dealer Service Award Recipient since 1993
  • Marshfield Area Firm of the Year in 1990


  • Jon Vandehey was elected to International Trucks' Dealer Council in 2007 and served as Chairman of the Sales and Marketing Board
  • Tom Vandehey has served on the Board of Directors for Idealease of North America since 2000 and has served as Chairman and Vice Chairman


  • ASE Certified Technicians
  • International® Trucks Diamond Edge Certified Dealerships


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