The vision of Continental Express began in 1976 when Russell L. Gottemoeller, President and founder of Continental Express, Inc., bought his first truck and began his career in the transportation industry. Gottemoeller, a true entrepreneur, based his business out of his father’s farm located in the small west-central Ohio town of Fort Loramie. In the first year, he and his wife Rene’ worked from the Fort Loramie location, hired their first driver, and named the business Gottemoeller Trucking (Continental Express’ original name).