Our History

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Bestway Freight Solutions History

Founded by Richard Devers and Don Gore in 1988, Bestway International, Inc., was initially a small group of dedicated logistics professionals, committed to applying their industry knowledge to cultivate strong, global relationships and help their clients succeed. The strategy from the first day was to create expert supply chain solutions by combining great local customer service with access to major global forwarding networks and resources. The company did so in partnership with MSAS Cargo International which became Exel Global Logistics from 1988 until 2005, when Exel was acquired by DHL Global Forwarding. In 2005, Bestway partnered with family-owned Hellmann Worldwide Logistics, improving the global network to nearly 500 offices in 167 countries.

Using only word-of-mouth recommendations supported by their customer service and experience, Bestway’s reputation has become synonymous with helping their customers succeed. In 2009, Jay Devers joined the firm allowing Richard more time to pursue his many outside interests. Jay joined a leadership team with continued growth and expansion on its roadmap. Now, Bestway International retains a unique problem-solving approach to provide comprehensive guidance to its clients. As impossible as it was in 1988 to predict the enormous consolidation of forwarders and the advances in technology that lay ahead in the global logistics arena, Mr. Devers and Mr. Gore clearly saw the opportunity. Their charter was to pair highly skilled and highly accountable local service with the economies and reach of a major global network and that vision is still very much the heart of the Bestway strategy today.

Because Bestway is Midwest-owned, staffed, and managed, we are vested in your success and protected from the consolidation and disarray in the logistics industry. Our location in the heartland of America gives our customers access to the largest rail hub in the United States without sacrificing convenient electronic access to all US ports via remote filing. We understand the industry that supports our local companies and work to be an expert at the logistics solutions that are unique to our neighbors. We combine friendly, local care and attention with global logistics network expertise and awareness.

Founded by Riley Wiles in 2014, Bestway Freight Solutions partnered in a joint venture with Bestway International Inc. It was the perfect fit that brought a domestic presence for Bestway International and a launching pad for Bestway Freight Solution’s instant growth.

Investing in Excellence

2014 – Bestway Freight Solutions enters joint venture with Bestway International
2016 –  Business Invests in new TMS built on Salesforce.com
2017 – Bestway Freight Solutions launches interactive Customer Portal 
2020 – Bestway experiences solid business growth through Covid-19 pandemic
Bestway Freight Kansas City Office

Our Core Values

Problem Solvers

Our integrated domestic freight solutions are comprised of agile and experience problem solvers.

Customer Care

Our mutual success is built on a true foundation of respect for our clients' missions and goals.

Results Driven

We strive daily, even hourly, on achieving results for our clients that all stakeholders can be proud of.


We are flexible and nimble by helping our clients and partners navigate a complex and everchanging world.



We providing a wide range of full-service transportation and brokerage solutions using cutting edge technology.


We're one of the largest logistics hubs in North America and an exclusive agent with local service offices in 157 countries.


Trusted by thousands of clients worldwide, from Fortune 100 corporations to small and mid-sized regional businesses