For three generations, the Carter family of companies has been evolving to meet the demands of an ever-more connected world. What began as a modest, family-owned dealership in 1957 eventually developed into a trucking company and then into a public and globally-owned logistics powerhouse, with clients located around the world.
At Carter, our continuous improvement team creates customised solutions and identifies inefficiencies within our customers’ supply chains. Improving logistics efficiency translates into year-on-year cost savings.
This focus on our customers’ results, along with Carter’s 800 tractors, 1,600 trailers and technology-driven crossdocks, provides value unparalleled in the automotive industry.
Providing our clients with monthly scorecards and custom KPIs gives them valuable insight into their supply chain and illuminates areas where improvements can be made.
Carter’s Shared Milkrun Network is a business model that supports automotive manufacturers utilising lean manufacturing processes. The Shared Milkrun allows your parts to ‘share a ride’ with other customers’ products while cutting your shipping costs.
Our network is the largest automotive shared network in North America with over 50 customers and 1,000 suppliers that ship over 4m pounds daily. These alliances create an unparalleled network of shared freight and collection routes that ensures the lowest possible transportation costs for our customers.
Carter’s assets are strategically placed to support our customer base. The deployment of these assets goes beyond the Milkrun, including dedicated TLs, one-way deliveries, and last-mile transportation logistics. Regardless of the need, Carter is committed to improving product flow and providing value-added services to our customers.
We round out our service offerings by partnering with over 1,500 carriers providing less-than-truckload, truckload, expedite and global services, all of which are managed and tracked through our TMS, giving our customers total visibility of their shipments.