Tranzstar is a family owned and operated transportation and warehousing company
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TranZstar is a family owned and operated transportation and warehousing company. We pride ourselves in offering direct and personal contact with our customers. We believe that when building our relationships with customers, honesty and commitment are the keys to a long standing relationship and we strive to maintain the highest level of these in everything we do. When we build a relationship with a customer, we tend to look at them like family. We will do whatever we can to ensure they are successful and work directly with them at covering all their freight needs.


Our Staff

Aubrey Rife

Aubrey Rife

After attending Purdue University and receiving her Bachelor's of Art in English Literature with a minor in labor studies from IPFW, Aubrey decided to join the family business in farming and transportation. She initially started as the safety director for a 2 truck operation which quickly increased in size when the family took over another operation. From there her duties expanded from safety to bookkeeping and management of the business.

Aubrey has been involved in many organizations within the community and has a strong passion for supporting children and education. She has been involved with the Chamber of Commerce, Junior Achievement Board, many positions within her church as well as having a part in starting the Power Pack backpack program for Claypool Elementary.

When she isn't at work you will find her curled up with a book, caring for her family's many animals and her hobby flock of chickens or spending time outdoors with her family.

Nick Rife

Nick Rife

Nick started his early career after graduating from MMI in Phoenix, AZ, as a motorcycle technician which he did successfully for 18 years. While performing his job as a technician he started to assist his wife's family in the operation of their trucking company. Over the last several years he has been working in the position as maintenance manager. He has been responsible for ordering parts, scheduling repairs and even assisting our maintenance technician with repairs. As the company has continued to grow he decided it was time to make the transition to full time continuing his assistance with the maintenance as well as the warehousing and farm operations. Recently he has moved into the position of operations manager where he will continue to oversee the DOT maintenance requirements but he will also perform the dispatching functions.

Nick is very valuable to this operation in that he is meticulous with his work. He is known around our operation as the guy that can fix anything. He will be the first one here and the last one to leave in order to make sure our customers are taken care of. In his free time you will find him working with his herd of Angus cattle and spending time with his family outdoors.

Daniel Zolman

Daniel Zolman

Growing up in Warsaw, IN, helping out on the family farm Daniel learned about heavy machinery. Following his love for the machines he went to school to become a mechanic and from there his family ties brought him back to the family business and TranZstar.

Daniel is very passionate about his work. He is "the glue that keeps the operation running" by maintaining strong relationships with his drivers and customers while maintaining a strong familial atmosphere. He uses his experience as a former driver himself to better serve his employees as much as his customers.

Daniel is known for his personal, innovative and quick responses to his customer's needs. No matter the need he is always able to find a solution whether it be a broken down truck or an uncommon load, he gets the job done. He enjoys the challenges and is continuing the family legacy started by his grandfather of hard work and fierce dedication to the customers he cares for.

Becky Slusher


Becky joined the TranZstar team in 2014 as our Warehouse manager. She has had many years experience in shipping and receiving for manufacturing facilities.

Her time at work is spent loading and offloading warehouse shipments as well as handling inventory control for customer products. She also provides back up to Nick with dispatching our van and reefer trailers.

Her sense of humor is a constant source of entertainment in our office.

When she is not at work you will find her spending time with her four legged kids and her grandchildren.