Gateway Expediting begins in Central Michigan, transporting air automotive expedites after receiving their air carrier certificate.
After purchasing a second air freighter, Gateway realizes the need for a truck to pick up and deliver the air cargo. A very well-used C60 GMC 18 foot box truck is added to the fleet.
Gateway Expediting had fully expanded into expedited trucking as the rules and regulations became more lenient for companies who were delivering from an air shipment. By this time, they were operating 2 Ford extended vans, 4 box trucks, 1 tractor, and 2-48 foot trailers.
Gateway’s fleet had grown to 15 tractor trailers.
Northern Logistics was founded from the purchase of Gateway Expediting.
Started in the Michigan LTL market through hauling beer, wine, and food.
Northern Logistics Worldwide is founded in Grand Rapids, Michigan, allowing us to provide third-party logistics solutions to customers around the globe.
Northern opened their new 30,000 square foot warehouse and office facility with 11 docks and a 17,000 square foot maintenance facility.
The Northern Logistics Flatbed Division is founded through the purchase of Way Transportation in Charlevoix, Michigan.
A cross dock was opened at the Capital Region Airport in Lansing, Michigan.
To better suit our customers growing demand, the Flatbed Division moved to the Boyne City Industrial Park in Boyne City, Michigan, expanding our warehousing to 50,000 square feet. Also, the Worldwide Division in Grand Rapids moved to a larger facility with 30 docks.
In July, Northern entered into the heavy-haul industry after purchasing an 8-axle flatbed.
Northern Logistics acquired Beach & Sons Trucking, expanding the flatbed division and increasing our freight capacity in Northern Michigan.
We opened a Taylor, Michigan cross dock, 5 miles from Detroit Metro Airport.