Our unique mix of Owner Operators and Company Drivers are on the road 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Service separates us from the competition. You need it; we provide it. That means we’ll do whatever it takes to make sure your product arrives at its destination safely, quickly and efficiently.
We provide 24-hour satellite tracking and are fully Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) compliant, metric and appointment driven.
Get in touch with our 3PL team to learn more and discuss the scope of your Dry Van logistics.
Dry Van Coverage Area:
MCT has been proudly serving the foliage industry since 1963.
Our temperature-controlled trailers safely deliver sensitive tropical plants across the country. Our customers range from small floral shops to large wholesale facilities. Headquartered in our Sanford, FL terminal, we currently operate the largest LTL foliage consolidation and shipping operation in the state of Florida.
Our commitment to quality has been recognized by groups like the Florida Nursery, Growers and Landscape Association, who have named MCT “Carrier of the Year” nine times in the past 18 years.
Please contact us to learn more about the unique foliage services we offer.
Foliage Coverage Area:
MCT has a long history – over six decades worth – of serving the food industry.
Refrigerated Trucking Specialists.
Our refrigerated fleet boasts nearly 1,000 reefer trailers and 450 tractors, allowing us to provide our customers with a high standard of nimble and efficient service. As a nation-wide refrigerated carrier, maintaining a large fleet allows us to offer our customers consistent capacity. Consistency, responsiveness and above all, quality service, define our work. You can rely on our responsible drivers to provide you with the best temperature-controlled transportation service in the industry.
Over Six Decades Of Serving The Food Industry:
Kraft, Hormel Foods, Pillsbury and Tyson are just a few of the companies that have entrusted us to get their perishable products to market quickly and securely.
Focused On Service
The difference between MCT Transportation and other refrigerated carriers is our commitment to the highest levels of customer service. Whether contracted as your sole carrier or as part of a larger transportation portfolio, we’ll strive to be the best carrier you’ve ever worked with. Our customer service team is standing by 24/7/365 so that our customers can track their loads at any time. We can even provide our customers with spot trailers to expedite the shipping process.
Our experience and capacity means we can optimize your supply chain, cut down on overhead to boost your bottom line. We are committed to doing whatever it takes to meet our clients’ needs. Our long history of service focus and proven results has earned us a loyal and long-standing customer base that we’re proud to serve.
Regional Or Nationwide Hauling
Supported by five strategically located facilities across the United States, MCT transportation provides refrigerated, dry van and dedicated transportation services for a wide variety of temperature-sensitive and general commodities. Offering local hauls, regional hauls and OTR long hauls, MCT sets the standard for providing excellent service throughout the nation, targeting lengths of haul from short hauls of 50 miles to long haul of over 1,000 miles and every length of haul in between.
Focus Service Areas:
Refrigerated Coverage Area:
Enjoy the benefits of a private fleet without the liability or added capital expenditures.
From route optimization to fleet maintenance, MCT has the experience and skill to manage your total transportation needs. We offer multiple regional-based dedicated fleets with 24/7 operations coverage and guaranteed year-round capacity. Our largest customers even benefit from having an MCT customer service professional on-site to ensure everything is running smoothly. Consistency, responsiveness and above all, service, define our work.
We offer shuttle services in local areas with fully “dedicated” trucks as well as “designated” trucks. Designating trucks for shuttle and localized closed loop business allows our customers the ability to count on and take advantage of known and consistent capacity. We invite you to contact the MCT professional team with your unique shipping requirements so we can tailor a plan to suit your individual needs.
We know that getting your freight from Point A to Point B isn’t as easy as it sounds.
MCT’s experienced staff has expertise in transporting multiple commodities. Let us create a customized plan for your business that optimizes your supply chain, cuts down on overhead and bolsters your bottom line.
We work with an established carrier base made up of more than 1,000 carriers, spanning across 48 states. We can also call on our own MCT drivers and equipment, as well as other companies in the Comcar family, for backup support and flexibility. As part of a half-billion dollar group of truck lines, storage facilities and leasing firms, our access to special equipment and capacity is unparalleled.
From a single point of contact, MCT offers the following 3PL services:
- Transportation of dry and refrigerated goods by all modes
- Load tendering
- On-site personnel
- Warehousing options
Any carriers that we partner with must undergo a rigorous qualification and annual re-certification process. In the end, MCT always assumes total responsibility for all loads. So our clients can be assured that they will receive the same level of integrity and commitment to their freight, regardless of the carrier.
See how our unmatched commitment to service and safety can work for you. Contact our professionals for a customized logistics solution.
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WE ARE MCT
MCT operates across the continental United States, providing refrigerated and dry van transportation services for a wide range of temperature sensitive and general commodities. We’re also proud to operate Florida’s largest foliage LTL consolidation operation providing nationwide distribution. In addition to our dedicated fleet, specialty and regional operations, we offer premium logistics and brokerage services to further streamline your supply chain. We are committed to doing whatever it takes to meet our clients’ needs. Our long history of safe, consistent and on-time trucking performance has forged a loyal customer base – business owners who have entrusted us with their livelihoods for more than 68 years.
Elm Springs, AR
Sioux Falls, SD
West Chicago, IL
2680 Forrest Park Rd., S.E
Atlanta, GA 30315-8814
201 N. Elm St
Elm Springs, AR 72728
2901 West Airport Blvd
Sanford, FL 32771
1600 E. Benson Rd
Sioux Falls, SD 57104
1800 W Hawthorne Lane
West Chicago, IL 60185
Our Cornerstone Value.
At MCT, we value safety above all else. Like our parent company, Comcar, we feel a moral obligation to be safe in everything we do. We have multiple safety recognition programs for our drivers and offer ongoing training in various areas to help our drivers perform their jobs safely, compliantly and in full accordance with CSA regulations. Want details? We invite you to review our CSA scores.
All of our company trucks are newer models equipped with Bendix Wingman anti-collision technology and rollover prevention devices.
Meet Our Leadership Team
Jeff McCann – VP of Operations. Joined us originally in 1996 and has served in current role since 2013
Richard Crook – VP of Safety Services. Joined us in 2002 and has served in current role since 2016
Matt Staniszewski – VP of Dry Vans and Refrigerated Sales. Joined us 1979
MCT Transportation’s Company Timeline
1938 – Willis D. Shaw enters the trucking industry as an individual hauler, pioneering the transportation of live poultry.
1939 – Willis Shaw starts a corporation called Willis Shaw Produce, which will later become Willis Shaw Frozen Express.
1948 – Frozen food enters the marketplace. Frozen poultry becomes the basis for Willis Shaw’s entire operation.
1949 – MCT is founded in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. They begin hauling meat and produce between the Midwest and the West Coast.
1954 – WSE now transports fresh and frozen food across every state.
1970 – Willis Shaw Frozen Express is acquired by Del Monte Corp., eventually becoming part of R.J. Reynolds Inc. Distribution Systems.
1973 – MCT starts its tuition-free driving school in Sioux Falls, which continues to turn out qualified, professional drivers today.
1975 – MCT changes hands from the H. Lauren Lewis family to Texas Gas & Transmission.
1981 – MCT diversifies its offerings from meat and produce. MCT is now a high service, general commodity, temperature-controlled core carrier.
1987 – Willis Shaw joins the Comcar Industries family.
1989 – The MCT Acquisition Group purchases MCT from Texas Gas & Transmission. Despite ownership changes, MCT continues to offer outstanding service and wins numerous “Carrier of the Year” awards during both years.
1991 – MCT buys Transhield Trucking in West Chicago from Nichols Homeshield, expanding MCT’s presence into the Chicago area. MCT still hauls aluminum for Nichols today.
1993 – Willis Shaw Frozen Express merges with Clay Hyder Trucking Lines to form WSE. MCT becomes part of the Comcar Transportation family.
1999 – Comcar Industries becomes the sole owner of MCT.
2013 – Willis Shaw is consolidated with Midwest Coast Trucking to form one of the nation’s largest refrigerated carriers under MCT Transportation, LLC.
Most recently, in November of 2016 a private equity firm purchased the majority ownership of Comcar Industries Inc keeping MCT Transportation, LLC part of one of the largest privately-owned companies in the transportation industry.
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