WHO WE ARE

For three generations, the Carter family of companies have been evolving to meet the demands of an ever-more-connected world. What began as a modest, family-owned dealership in 1957 eventually developed into a trucking company and then into a public and globally-owned logistics powerhouse with clients located around the world.

WHO WE ARE

For three generations, the Carter family of companies have been evolving to meet the demands of an ever-more-connected world. What began as a modest, family-owned dealership in 1957 eventually developed into a trucking company and then into a public and globally-owned logistics powerhouse with clients located around the world.

What Defines Us

What Defines Us

  • HISTORY OF INNOVATION
  • BRAINS WITH BRAWN
  • A FAMILY AFFAIR

Carter has a rich history but that doesn’t mean that we are stuck in the past. Carter has always sought to expand and improve the way we do business. Each milestone on the Carter timeline is a marker of strategic thinking; a testament to our history of innovation. Carter is a time-tested brand that embraces the future.

Carter is first and foremost a team of strategic thinkers and problem solvers. We serve as a true partner to our customers, dedicated to streamlining their entire supply chain. Carter approaches every challenge as an opportunity, and quite literally, invents solutions to problems that customers may not even know they have. Carter Logistics’ strategic pairing with our sister company, Carter Express, allows us to leverage more customized solutions than our competitors. This focus on our customers’ results, along with Carter Express’ 800 tractors, 1600 trailers, and technology-driven crossdocks provide value that is unparalleled in logistics. Carter has the strength and global network to implement the solutions, to which our customers are accustomed.

At our very core, we are a family. Not only is Carter in its third generation of ownership and leadership, but Carter also operates as a family. From our long-standing open door policy to employee retention and community support, Carter understands the value of putting people first. In an industry where large corporate operations and younger companies can often feel faceless and cold, Carter stands apart as a company that is innovative and capable while retaining its Midwestern values.

  • History of Innovation

    Carter has a rich history but that doesn’t mean that we are stuck in the past. Carter has always sought to expand and improve the way we do business. Each milestone on the Carter timeline is a marker of strategic thinking; a testament to our history of innovation. Carter is a time-tested brand that embraces the future.

  • Brains with Brawn

    Carter is first and foremost a team of strategic thinkers and problem solvers. We serve as a true partner to our customers, dedicated to streamlining their entire supply chain. Carter approaches every challenge as an opportunity, and quite literally, invents solutions to problems that customers may not even know they have. Carter Logistics’ strategic pairing with our sister company, Carter Express, allows us to leverage more customized solutions than our competitors. This focus on our customers’ results, along with Carter Express’ 800 tractors, 1600 trailers, and technology-driven crossdocks provide value that is unparalleled in logistics. Carter has the strength and global network to implement the solutions, to which our customers are accustomed.

  • A Family Affair

    At our very core, we are a family. Not only is Carter in its third generation of ownership and leadership, but Carter also operates as a family. From our long-standing open door policy to employee retention and community support, Carter understands the value of putting people first. In an industry where large corporate operations and younger companies can often feel faceless and cold, Carter stands apart as a company that is innovative and capable while retaining its Midwestern values.

THE HISTORY OF CARTER EXPRESS

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1957

Myron “Duke” Paugh buys Quickway GMC in Anderson and changes the name to Duke’s GMC Trucks

1982

Carter Express founded with three trucks moving parts from suppliers to GM assembly plants

1984

John Paugh, current President & CEO, partners with Carter Express owner Will Carter

1992

John Paugh becomes sole owner and President
of Carter Express

1998

Carter develops the Shared Milkrun System with customers Arvin Meritor & Tenneco Exhaust Systems

2000

Carter Logistics founded

Carter moves operations into new Anderson headquarters & crossdock

2006

Carter opens operations in Laredo, TX in leased crossdock

Carter opens warehouse facility in Anderson, IN

2009

Hitachi Transport Systems, Ltd. purchases majority share of Carter Express & Carter Logistics

Carter opens three new crossdock facilities in Romulus, MI, Dayton, OH and Knoxville, TN

2012

Carter opens brand new 140,000 sq. ft. facility
in Dayton, OH

2013

Carter purchases Hitachi Sistema de Transporte (TSX) in Mexico to support Mexico operations

2014

Carter establishes the first Shared Milkrun route
with two OEMs

2015

Carter opens brand new 100,000 sq. ft. facility
in Laredo, TX

2016

Carter starts yard management operations for OEM in Canton, MS

Carter starts new fleet operations for OEM in Hebron, KY

2017

Carter expands Canton, MS yard management service

THE HISTORY OF CARTER EXPRESS

Image
1957

Myron “Duke” Paugh buys Quickway GMC in Anderson and changes the name to Duke’s GMC Trucks

1982

Carter Express founded with three trucks moving parts from suppliers to GM assembly plants

1984

John Paugh, current President & CEO, partners with Carter Express owner Will Carter

1992

John Paugh becomes sole owner and President
of Carter Express

1998

Carter develops the Shared Milkrun System with customers Arvin Meritor & Tenneco Exhaust Systems

2000

Carter Logistics founded

Carter moves operations into new Anderson headquarters & crossdock

2006

Carter opens operations in Laredo, TX in leased crossdock

Carter opens warehouse facility in Anderson, IN

2009

Hitachi Transport Systems, Ltd. purchases majority share of Carter Express & Carter Logistics

Carter opens three new crossdock facilities in Romulus, MI, Dayton, OH and Knoxville, TN

2012

Carter opens brand new 140,000 sq. ft. facility
in Dayton, OH

2013

Carter purchases Hitachi Sistema de Transporte (TSX) in Mexico to support Mexico operations

2014

Carter establishes the first Shared Milkrun route
with two OEMs

2015

Carter opens brand new 100,000 sq. ft. facility
in Laredo, TX

2016

Carter starts yard management operations for OEM in Canton, MS

Carter starts new fleet operations for OEM in Hebron, KY

2017

Carter expands Canton, MS yard management service

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