The Cardinal story began in April 1980 in Concord, NC, a small town located just outside of Charlotte, NC. It was then that Cardinal Freight Carriers, Inc. was formed as a wholly owned subsidiary of Carolina Freight Corporation to handle full truckloads for the company. In August 1995, Carolina Freight (a.k.a. Worldway, Inc.) along with the subsidiary division of Cardinal Freight and its common fleet of 14 tractors was purchased by Arkansas Best Corporation. Then in 1997, Cardinal Freight and its parent company were acquired by GTCR Golder and Rauner a Chicago-based private equity firm. In a move to better align the strategic direction of the companys core services, Cardinal Freight was renamed Cardinal Logistics Management, Inc-. Today, with headquarters still located in Concord, N.C., Cardinal continues to evolve and has grown from a small trucking company to one of the industrys most trusted and respected integrated logistics and transportation companies in the business.
To remain the most trusted logistics and transportation solutions leader in the industry.Three distinct characteristics set Cardinal Logistics Management apart from others in the industry trust, experience and execution.
Trust – Cardinals reputation is based on our unrelenting commitment to honesty and integrity. We only partner with customers in which our proven capabilities are a perfect fit. Our brutally honest style is our hallmark — only promising what we can and will deliver. As a result, we view our outstanding reputation as one of our greatest assets.
Experience – Cardinal has the experience to get the job done. We have built our reputation on hiring and retaining the best logistics engineers, technology professionals, drivers and operations staff in the industry. The seasoned management team at Cardinal pioneered much of the dedicated and delivery business currently operated by some of the biggest companies in the transportation industry.
Execution – There is no such thing as a standard distribution operation these days. Each customer we partner with has a unique environment with specific operational requirements. Cardinal has developed a refined approach to project management that ensures a successful implementation each and every time.
Cardinal Logistics Managmenthas an employee driver program that is one of the best in the industry. With local and regional opportunities, Cardinal-offers a great benefits package including GETTING YOU HOME DAILY. Our clients are industry leaders in the retail, building, convenience store and manufacturing industries.
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