Land Span was founded in Lakeland, Florida in 1932, and incorporated in 1981. At one time, Land Span was a wholly owned subsidiary of Watkins industries. However, Watkins spun off the dry van portion of Land Span in 1997 when it acquired Sunco. At that time, Watkins also merged the refrigerated assets of Land Span and Sunco into its family of companies.
Land Span grew to operate not only in the United States but also in Canada and Mexico. While it was based in Florida, the company also has major operations in Alabama,Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Mississippi, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia.
In 2013, Land Span became a wholly-owned dry van subsidiary of the Celadon Group. Unfortunately, Celadon Group declared bankruptcy in 2019. Read more about Celadon, and how its bankruptcy impacted thousands of employees, here.