Davis Cartage Company culture

Davis Cartage Company



Who we are:           Davis Cartage Co. is a regional Truck Line and Warehousing company headquartered in Corunna, Michigan with operations in Corunna and Owosso, as well as Niles, Michigan.  Our company has consistently been honored for the exceptional service we offer and holds Michigan’s top honors for fleet safety within our classification of motor carriers.


What we do:          Davis Cartage Co. provides transportation and warehousing services in Michigan and the Midwest Region.  Our transportation division provides truckload and LTL services, with a focus on shipments that either originate or terminate in Michigan.  Our TRUCKLOAD services can be contracted on a dedicated, or as need basis.  Our LTL service offerings include next day and second day delivery with Michigan and the surrounding region.   We also offer extended LTL coverage within the U.S. and Canada via our regional marketing partners. Our WAREHOUSING services provide full service storage and logistics support at multiple locations in Michigan.


Our past:                 Davis Cartage Company was founded in 1941 in Saginaw, Michigan by brothers Lyle and Maurice Davis.  Originally it was used for moving sugar in the Bay City area.  Over time it expanded and evolved.   With the death of Maurice Davis in 1975, new owners John and Rita Stehlik purchased Davis Cartage Company from Mrs. Davis, and merged this along with their own S & C Leasing Company.  In the mid 1970’s they moved Davis Cartage Company to Corunna, Michigan, where it remains today.  Current owner Glen Merkel purchased the company in 2002.


Our vision:             We, working together as a team with uncompromising ethics and integrity, will strive to meet our customer’s expectations and the expectations of our team members.


Our mission:          To provide excellence in delivering value-added logistical services while maintaining mutually beneficial, long-term relationships with our business partners.


Our people:            We are the largest trucking and warehousing business in Shiawassee County.   The company relies heavily on the talents, knowledge, and contributions of its employees.  Individuals on the “Davis Team” play a vital role in helping to keep Davis a leader in our industry.

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