Trucking fleet (close-up)
Barb Bakos, Owner

Driven by Dreams

Growing up, I had a natural respect for truck drivers. My dad was a driver, then a dispatcher and ultimately managed a trucking company. I went on to marry a man who mirrored my father in so many ways. Skip began as a driver, dispatcher, manager and then moved on to establish Powersource Transportation in 1994. Sadly, he passed away in 2014. At that time, I was faced with a life-changing decision: sell the business or commit to it. I was all in.

Fueled by the confidence of our employees and drivers, I allowed my vision to grow. I pictured a new corporate headquarters with a comfortable lounge for drivers, a successful fleet of 130+ trucks, and a business that advanced the futures for the team that had placed their confidence in me. In 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, and 2023. I saw all three visions come true. I was honored to be awarded the Top Woman-Owned Business by Women in Trucking.

So many have contributed to this success. Today, I remain committed to our team, to honest communication and to moving our collective interests forward. These interests can be summarized in our shared mission.

Mission/Vision Statements

My drive is commitment to all involved that encouraged and fed me the knowledge along the way. The future is exciting and bright – I will always continue to reach out to any avenue in the industry so that I can learn and put the applications into the works for the betterment of Powersource’s employees, owner operators and customers

  • Foster the future for employees and owner-operators through mutual respect, a commitment to safety and sound business management.
  • Deliver quality service to customers through competitive rates, reliable agreements and honest communication.
  • Support our community through generosity and service.


  • Trailer delivery, empty or loaded
  • Portable machinery like portable boilers and generators
  • Mobile concrete and asphalt plants
  • Over-dimensional freight
  • MRI/CT/Medical equipment trailers
  • Mobile forestry equipment and earth reclamation units
  • Government and military trailers
  • Intermodal equipment
  • Entertainment and tour transportation
  • Refrigerated loads