In 1968, Manuel and Angie Andrade opened Andrade Trucking, Inc. Beginning with a single truck driven by Manuel, the company quickly grew into a fleet of trucks. The development of Silicon Valley in the 1990s ushered in a boom of construction in mass housing, office buildings, College Campuses, Schools, Shopping Centers, RV parks,golf courses, parks & Recreation Departments, and BART Stations. Andrade Red Trucks could be seen bringing in the materials needed and hauling off the construction spoils. The Andrade family and Andrade Trucking Inc. have contributed to the abundant growth of the Greater Bay area for the past 50 years.
In 2017, Manuel and Angie decided to retire from the business, passing the reins of the company onto their son, James, and grandson, Alexander. The second and third generations are continuing the same successful business principles that began with Manuel and Angie.