Our History


Gypsum Timeline

Gypsum Express Ltd is a success story based on principles of hard work, honesty, and customer service.

John Wight grew up in Oswego, NY, the son of a chicken farmer. His father owned Wight’s White Eggs and taught John early to “Give value to your customers and they will come back for more.” The principles of hard work, honesty, and customer service are the foundation for John’s amazing success. 

John opened Gypsum Wholesalers in 1976 with a pickup truck and borrowed trailer. By 1982 his building supply business was growing faster than suppliers could service – so Gypsum Express was started with a single tractor and a flatbed trailer. 

John’s love of trucks and his determination to take control of the transportation needs of Gypsum Wholesalers lead to the incorporation of Gypsum Express Ltd in 1985. John’s reputation for great service became well known and companies were soon calling him to haul their loads. 

Today John will still get in his tractor to deliver loads when needed and will frequently take the first delivery for a new customer. Our drivers know the “owner” is also a “driver” and can understand their concerns; and there has always been an open door policy at Gypsum Express Ltd for employees and customers alike. 

Gypsum Express Ltd today has 650+ Tractors, with 14 terminals located in ten states and over 750 employees. 

We are committed to providing outstanding service to our customers, which will in turn guarantee our continued success. 

Our growth is based on our Customers’ success!

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A Letter from our President

Welcome to the Gypsum Express Ltd website,

Take the time to look at our locations, our people and our equipment. You will learn that we are a company that takes great pride in the work we do and our employees that do it. 

Our slogan is “Our Drivers Make the Difference” because it is our drivers that represents our company both on the road and at our customer sites. We make every attempt to hire the best and once hired work together for our mutual success. 

A trucking company is made up of both equipment and people. You will see from this website that we have a fleet of tractors to be proud of, but more importantly the people we hire become our most valuable assets. 

I am dedicated to the success of Gypsum Express and you may see me driving my tractor pulling doubles along the NYS Thruway or delivering the first load to a new customer. It is important to me to know what my customers’ special needs are and what my drivers face while on the road. 

Gypsum Express Ltd. has been operating since 1982 and has fourteen terminals located along the Eastern Seaboard and the Mid-West of our great country. 

You have shown your interest by coming to this website. I encourage you to take the time to look around and fill out an application. You can also use the contact us button to send us an e-mail. 

John Wight
President / Owner