Our History

Our History

1978

Operations began in South Carolina as Carolina Freight. Jim Justiss of Carolina Freight Corp. started CaroTrans. The company initially prospered in the U.S./Puerto Rico trade.

1980's

CaroTrans continues to grow and expand into other world markets.

Mid-1990's

Carolina Freight is acquired by Fort Smith, AK based Arkansas Best Corp.

1994

The CaroTrans name is formally established

1999

CaroTrans International was purchased from Arkansas Best Corp. by an investor group.

2007

CaroTrans opens its first offices in Asia and Australia

2010

CaroTrans is a subsidiary of Mainfreight Ltd., a New Zealand based logistics company. However, the NVO continues to operate as an independent neutral consolidator.

2018

CaroTrans celebrates its 40-Year Anniversary

2021

CaroTrans expands its agent network to include agents in over 60 countries

CaroTrans Three Pillars

Our company is built on our Three Pillars – Culture, Family, and Philosophy. These core values have shaped our people and our company.

Culture

"Special People, Special company" embodies CaroTrans and its unique culture. We have developed a style of doing business successful not only in the US, but around the world.

Family

We promote our people from within and encourage innovative, non-hierarchical and decisive outlooks. Our team regard each other as family and share mealtimes together.

Philosophy

CaroTrans is built on a 100-year vision. All decisions are made on the basis that we will be here for another 100 years. This view shapes our approach to recruitment and training of team members, customer and supplier relationships, growth strategies, and legal and tax structures.

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