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Corporate Office
10924 McBride Lane
P. O. Box 22168
Knoxville, TN 37933
Phone:   (865) 966-9711     
Toll-Free:   1 (800) 826-1402
Fax:   (865) 966-3649
E-mail:   Corporate Office

 

      From its beginning in 1943 as a small, intrastate, Alabama trucking operation to the national, multi-service transportation company of today, Colonial logo Freight Systems, Inc., has maintained the same philosophy of innovative service at competitive prices.

      In 1950, operating as Colonial & Pacific Frigidways and serving the emerging frozen food industry, C. E. McBride, the company's founder, made application with the I. C. C. for transcontinental authority -- the first motor carrier application of its kind.   Colonial logo now holds both contract and common carrier nationwide authority.

      Colonial logo grew with the rapidly expanding frozen food industry and changed to keep pace with customer needs in a competitive market.   In 1987, Colonial logo introduced the Colonial logo West Division.   This dry van operation utilizes primarily team drivers and operates from the East Coast to West Coast and back.   Colonial logo West is, of course, separate from our Dry Van Division, which operates over irregular routes with concentration on the Eastern half of the United States.

      Perishable LTL service is available from points in New Jersey, Eastern Pennsylvania, New York City, and Baltimore, Maryland; to points in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, and Texas.

      The Colonial logo corporate office in Knoxville, Tennessee, is the center of operation for our terminal offices across the United States.   While the terminal offices handle local scheduling and contribute to the smooth efficiency of our shipping network, the corporate headquarters coordinates the overall system.   Maintenance facilities are strategically located throughout the system to service tractors and trailers, thus prohibiting the delay of our owner-operators.

      Colonial logo is a 100% owner-operator company.   Operators or operator-drivers must meet Colonial logo's stringent driver requirements before they are accepted.   All operators are required to attend Colonial logo's 3-day, in-house orientation before they are allowed to haul freight.   The Tennessee DOT has stated that Colonial logo has one of the most complete and difficult road tests given to professional truck drivers.

      Colonial logo is one of only a handful of carriers to become totally self-insured.   Our program covers liability for cargo and property damage as well as personal injury and workman's compensation.   By placing a specified amount in a trust fund for the purpose of paying claims, instead of spending large sums on insurance each year, we have reduced our costs.   Reduced cost has improved our ability to meet our customer needs at competitive prices.

      Colonial logo pioneered the use of a full on-line computer system that provides instant traffic information, reporting tracing, pick-up and delivery, OS&D, and freight payment information.   This traffic information is available to customers 24-hours a day, seven days a week.

      Major companies have relied on Colonial logo to meet their transportation needs for 50-plus years.   They remain customers because of Colonial logo's quality, efficient, dependable service.

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Mission 
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adopted June 1, 1996


To maintain a working partnership between our owner-operators and our employees that provides safe, courteous, quality service to our customers and their associates.

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Corporate Values 
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Superior Service:    Service is the cornerstone of being an effective partner to our customers.   Each customer should feel as though it is our only customer and that we are a vital and effective extension of its business.
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Respect for Each Individual:    Our people are important, not only as contributors to our success, but as human beings.   We will recognize and treat them with respect.
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Continuous Quest for Excellence:    We are determined to be the best, both as a company and as individuals.   We vow never to be satisfied with our current performance and to continually seek improvement.
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Uncompromising Integrity:    Our actions should set the standard for high ethical and legal principles.   We will not engage in, or support, any act that is marginally inappropriate.
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Continuous Growth:    We will encourage any growth opportunities that open new doors for our customers and our people, without compromising the excellence of our existing operations.

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