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Mission Statement

We exist to safely provide value-added transportation services that meet or exceed our customer’s expectations.

Vision statement

Our vision is to be recognized and respected as the preferred provider in the markets we serve, built on a reputation for fairness and integrity.

company timeline

1938
Willis D. Shaw enters the trucking industry as an individual hauler, pioneering the transportation of live poultry.

1939
Willis Shaw starts a corporation called Willis Shaw Produce, which will later become Willis Shaw Frozen Express.

1948
Frozen food enters the marketplace. Frozen poultry becomes the basis for Willis Shaw’s entire operation.

1949
MCT is founded in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. They begin hauling meat and produce between the Midwest and the West Coast.

1954
WSE now transports fresh and frozen food across every state.

1970
Willis Shaw Frozen Express is acquired by Del Monte Corp., eventually becoming part of R.J. Reynolds Inc. Distribution Systems.

1973
MCT starts its tuition-free driving school in Sioux Falls, which continues to turn out qualified, professional drivers today.

1975
MCT changes hands from the H. Lauren Lewis family to Texas Gas & Transmission.

1981
MCT diversifies its offerings from meat and produce. MCT is now a high service, general commodity, temperature-controlled core carrier.

1987
Willis Shaw joins the Comcar Industries family.

1989
The MCT Acquisition Group purchases MCT from Texas Gas & Transmission. Despite ownership changes, MCT continues to offer outstanding service and wins numerous “Carrier of the Year” awards during both years.

1991
MCT buys Transhield Trucking in West Chicago from Nichols Homeshield, expanding MCT’s presence into the Chicago area. MCT still hauls aluminum for Nichols today.

1993
Willis Shaw Frozen Express merges with Clay Hyder Trucking Lines to form WSE. MCT becomes part of the Comcar Transportation family.

1999
Comcar Industries becomes the sole owner of MCT.

2013
Willis Shaw is consolidated with Midwest Coast Trucking to form one of the nation’s largest refrigerated carriers.

One of america’s Best Midsize Employers

MCT Transportation’s parent company, Comcar Industries, was recognized by Forbe’s as being one of America’s best employers in 2016.

Top Employer Award from Forbes

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