About Us

About Us

Carter started its business in 1982 with just a couple of trucks moving parts from suppliers to various automotive assembly plants. Today, we are well known within the manufacturing industry as a world-class logistics company.

In 1993, Carter started operating dedicated milk runs for a single customer. In 1998 the Company created its first Shared Milk Run by adding a customer who was purchasing materials from common suppliers. This was the beginning of our Shared Milk Run Network, a business model that supports manufacturing companies who have implemented lean manufacturing practices. Our customers know we will be identifying and driving waste out of the supply chain daily and passing the savings on to them.

Our customers continually wanted us to do more for them; they wanted one call for all of their logistics needs. In 2002 Carter Logistics was formed to provide a full array of transportation services to our customer base. Today we are contracted with over 150 truckload carriers and 10 less than truckload carriers providing services to over 500 customers.

In 2008, Carter began to open cross dock locations strategically placed along the NAFTA highway. Carter currently operates six (6) cross docks located in Romulus, MI, Anderson, IN, Dayton, OH, Andersonville, TN, Paragould, AR and Laredo, TX.

In 2009, Hitachi Transport System acquired 51% of Carter from the Company’s founder, John Paugh. John Paugh serves as the CEO and President of the Carter organization. The acquisition by Hitachi affords us the opportunity to provide global logistics solutions to our customers.

Give us a call today and see what we can do for your supply chain.