Awesome Refrigerated Transit of Iowa and Awesome Logistics were created as part of the Open Gates Group family of companies to serve the natural foods marketplace. We believe in service-driven transport solutions for refrigerated and frozen goods. Our companies pride ourselves on providing reliable transportation of time sensitive goods to serve the needs of our customers and partners. Contact us at (319) 646-2416 and

We aim to provide efficient and friendly service in every interaction!

Learn about our Class A CDL - OTR and Regional positions here.



Awesome Refrigerated transit of iowa

Awesome Refrigerated Transit of Iowa (ARTI) was established in 2013. Our asset trucking company (MC 836550) is named after our local landmark, Awesome Corner. We employ full-time and part-time drivers to run dedicated lanes for our customers. Our primary region includes Iowa and the surrounding states. In addition, we run west to Denver, south to the Dallas area and over to Atlanta. We offer LTL and TL services to many areas.

We are always looking for quality, asset-based carriers to help us serve our customers’ needs. Once you complete the setup process, we work together to find lanes and rates that work for your company and meet the demands of our growing business!

BROKERAGE & Logistics


Awesome Logistics (AL) operates a federally-licensed freight brokerage (MC 882318), opened in 2015. In order to meet the needs of our growing customer base, our brokerage division partners with small, qualified carriers to cover freight demands beyond what our assets can do. Our experienced management team specializes in building relationships with our carriers to fulfill dedicated lanes, as well as a spot basis.

We specialize in dry, refrigerated and frozen food transport, however, we have a knowledgeable staff that can help find the right equipment to move any load! We can assist with FAK, including equipment and oversize moves.

If you’d like to request a quote, please reach out for more information!

We can be reached by phone at (319) 646-2416 or email at 

Warehousing & Cross-Docking

Kalona Iowa near iowa city along I80

Our location offers dry, refrigerated and frozen storage options for products cross-docking through our facility. 

We can provide cross-dock services to fit your needs. Whether you’re looking to drop product and have an ARTI truck deliver it for you, LTL product across the country, or just need a place to store some product between trucks, we would love the opportunity to help!

Our facility is just off Hwy 1 about 15 minutes south of Iowa City. Our location is easy to access and positioned close to many large food warehouses, such as UNFI, U.S. Foods, West Liberty Foods, Heinz, Family Dollar, Target, Wal-Mart and many more!

Meet Our People

"Service to Others" is one of our guiding principles. When you partner with us or drive for us, you'll work a lot with Erika Smith our Logistics Operations Manager and Merv, one of our most reliable drivers.