About Us

About Us

Like any successful business, the Carter Logistics story began with a need, a solution, and a lot of tireless effort. In 1982 our team consisted of only a couple of trucks and a strong desire to be the best in the industry. Our founder, John Paugh, implemented a cost-saving, asset-sharing process that helped companies decrease their shipping expenses, while creating more efficient delivery schedules.

In 1993, Carter started operating dedicated milk runs for a single customer. In 1998 the company created its first Shared Milk Run. This was the birth of our Shared Milk Run Network, a business model that supports manufacturing companies who have implemented efficient processes. Our signature Shared Milk Run Network allows your assets to “share a ride” with other customers’ products while cutting your shipping cost in the process. Our customers know that we identify waste and drive it out of the supply chain so that we can pass the savings on to them.

In 2002, we decided our customers deserved more. They needed to be able to make one call for all of their logistics needs. Carter Logistics was formed to provide a full array of transportation services for our customers.

Over the years, our dedication to providing the automotive industry with world-class logistics and 3PL services has set us apart in our industry.  Our alliances with over 4,200 suppliers create an unparalleled network of shared freight and collection routes that ensures the lowest possible transportation costs for our customers. More recently, we have been expanding these services into additional markets such as consumer products, retail, and food.

Our services go beyond those of a traditional broker or third party logistics company due to our strategic partnerships. Not only do we have carrier contracts with over 150 trusted carriers, but we have our own partner carrier, Carter Express Inc. Carter Express has a fleet of over 800 power units and 1600 trailers and is a recognized expert in customs and border crossings for Canada and Mexico. In 2008, Carter began to open cross-dock locations strategically along the NAFTA highway.  Not long after, in 2009, we developed a strategic partnership with Hitachi Transport Systems Ltd., which allows us to globalize our services.

Cross Dock Locations

  • Anderson, IN
  • Andersonville, TN
  • Dayton, OH
  • Laredo, TX
  • Paragould, AR
  • Romulus, MI

Our future looks bright as we continue to lead the industry in improved technology and innovation. We help you manage inventory and maximize your margins, giving you outstanding services to offer your customers.

Call us today and see what we can do for your supply chain.