Transportation and Distribution

Vernon County Advantage

Warehouse capacity and product distribution are key to any supply chain. Sitting at the intersection of two major highways, between major Missouri cities, Vernon County checks all the boxes for logistic experts.

Vernon County is currently home to several successful companies in this industry:

  • Ag Provision LLC.
  • Archer Daniels Midland (ADM)
  • Claypool Grain Inc.
  • Johnson & Baker Trucking
  • Jones Twine & Net Wrap Inc.
  • Midwest Fertilizer
  • XPO Logistics

Vernon County has a high concentration (location quotient) of the following transportation and distribution subsectors. Location quotient (LQ) is a way of quantifying how concentrated a particular sector is in a region as compared to the nation. For example, the general freight trucking, long-distance, truckload subsector in Vernon County LQ is 1.52, which means that this industry is 1.52x more concentrated in the county than the typical region.


Vernon County LQ

Kaysinger Basin Region LQ

General Freight Trucking, Long-Distance, Truckload (NAICS 484121)



General Freight Trucking, Long-Distance, Less Than Truckload (NAICS 484122)



Specialized Freight (except Used Goods) Trucking, Local (NAICS 484220)



Specialized Freight (except Used Goods) Trucking, Long-Distance (NAICS 484230)



Farm Product Warehousing and Storage (NAICS 493130)



Source: Emsi, 2020

Companies in this industry will also find competitive wages:


Vernon County

Kaysinger Basin



Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers





Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand





Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators





Stockers and Order Fillers





First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material Moving Workers, Except Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors





Light Truck Drivers





Packers and Packagers, Hand





Shipping, Receiving, and Inventory Clerks





Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers





Source: Emsi, 2020, Median Hourly Earnings

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