Traditionally, the men and women that used horses, mules and oxen to make over-the-road pickups and deliveries were called teamsters. Today we often refer to folks that are farming and logging with these animals as teamsters as well.

The early teamsters played an additional role in their communities- they passed along information in a time before phones and telegraphs. Today, those of us who are choosing to use draft animal power have an important additional job as well: we need to explain to folks how our work with draft animals is enriching our soils, woodlands and rivers, and most importantly building our communities.
— Donn Hewes