HISTORY OF RTTI
Rich Thompson's history started in the dairy business. In 1970, as an employee of Challenge Creamery, he began by first making cheese, then as a relief driver on home delivery routes. Throughout the years ahead, Rich worked on wholesale and retail delivery routes, milked cows, hauled milk, and bought and sold commodities to the dairymen.
In 1982, Rich started his own hauling business selling hay to dairy farmers. Fueled by his drive to succeed, soon one truck, himself, and a few part time employees grew into seven trucks. With his entrepreneurial spirit, strong integrity, and work ethic, Rich was ready for his next venture.
In 1988, Rich started hauling milk from farm to market. He started with three trucks and a few employees, which has now grown to include customers such as: Sorrento Lactalis, Agropur, Falls Brand, Clif Bar, Chobani and the U.S. Dept. of Interior/Fish and Wildlife Service, and various companies on a daily basis in his tanker and reefer division.
RTTI is a team-oriented business. Rich believes it takes the support of everyone: family, business partners, customers, and the community to be successful. He lead his business with strong principles of integrity, hard work, quality service and compassion. In 2019, after a valiant and hard fought battle with cancer, Rich passed away leaving behind the business be built as his legacy. Two of Rich's children, Brett Thompson and Mandy Ricketts, are now devoted to leading RTTI in their fathers honor.
Rich was dedicated to providing quality service and looked for quality staff to support his vision. The management team at RTTI reflects that with a combined 186 years of experience in the trucking industry. It has, and always will be, RTTI's goal to provide its customers with consistent, competitive, and quality service at cost effective rates.
Richard and Jane Thompson