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All About Nagle Companies

A family-owned company, the origins of Nagle Companies goes all the way back to World War II with current President and CEO Ed Nagle’s grandfather, Joe Bugyi (pronounced “bug eye”), who operated Bug-Eye Transportation as a division of Refrigerated Transport CO. Joe wanted to open his own independent terminal, Ed tells the story like this: “In 1977 he called our father, Ed Jr. an engineer for Dana Corp,  asking for a referral. He needed to open a truck terminal in Toledo, and he was wondering if our father could suggest anyone. Ed Jr. called him back a week later and replied, “Me, and I need to give Dana three weeks notice!” Ed’s parents opened that terminal together in 1977 at the “Toledo 5”, Union 76 truck stop. This terminal eventually morphed into what we know today as Nagle Companies.

Ed continues the story this way: “When our grandfather decided to close his company our mother and father talked with their sons, Ed III and Steve, to see if we would be interested in joining them as they started a new company. They had a customer base and a following of trucks. Nagle Line, Inc. started as an agent for Mid American Transport div of RTC. Under growing pressure from our customers we obtained our Brokerage Authority in 1988, then our Contract and Common Authority under Nagle Toledo, Inc. in 1989.” Of the four brothers who at one time all worked together at Nagle Companies, only Ed and Pat remain as President and CEO and Secretary Treasurer and President of Nagle Logistics Group, respectively.

Most importantly, Ed would like everyone to know this about us: “We are a family-owned company that strives to operate profitably and continually improve, so we do that through the hard work of all our people. It’s based on honesty, morality, ethics, and respect, respect and dignity. We try to treat our customers that way, we certainly treat ourselves and our employees that way. It’s a fundamental right of who we are as human beings.”

Today, Nagle Companies provides as complete a range of services as you'll find anywhere. From transportation, to fleet maintenance, to brokerage, and even warehousing, Nagle Companies can provide a solution no matter what you need. Click the links here or read below to learn more!



Over the last 35 years that we have been in Toledo we have made many friends. We continue to work with carriers that we have relationships with that go as far back as the original Bug-Eye Transportation era. Several of our owner-operators today were owner-operators for our grandfather and parents.

We would get together with our grandfather several times a year. Without fail, at the end of some conversation he will smile, laugh softly, turn and ask, “What would you guys be doing today if I didn’t hire your father?” To which we always respond, we would be working a 40-hour a week mundane job instead of a 70-80 hour a week job that we all thoroughly enjoy.

To this day, we still proclaim, “Thanks Gramps and thank you Mom and Dad!

- Ed and Pat Nagle                            

The Two Nagle Brothers:

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About: About

​In addition to our transportation services, we have a service facility that provides maintenance for our equipment, our customers equipment, and provides emergency road call service.


Nagle Companies use a combination of our truck assets and our network of carriers to move your freight. Nagle Companies transported thousands of loads per year using our broker services.

Nagle Companies is more than a trucking company we are your partner and brings value added to your business.


The scope and nature of our business is the transportation of foodstuff commodities, temperature controlled and dry, to all 48 states. However, our primary service is to the states east of the Mississippi.

Whether you need additional warehouse space, freight rework, restacking, palletizing, salvage, or storage space between shipments, we can provide a solution. Our warehouse is a viable alternative to companies who need distribution services and short term storage, and activity base facility, but don’t want to invest in additional costly land, buildings, and equipment.

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