At C&K Trucking, we have been in the transportation business for more than four decades. We began as a beer distributor for Old Style in 1974. 20 years later we became an intermodal carrier for the Chicago market. In 1998, we expanded operations outside of Chicago and in 2003, the founding partners of C&K Trucking sold to a new management team lead by Mike Burton. Two of the three founders continue to be involved in the business today.
Since the change in ownership, C&K Trucking has expanded operations through organic growth and selective, strategic acquisitions. At the heart of our business is our unique business model in which we control all of our terminals as they are all company operations as opposed to agency operations. This allows us to create accountability, consistent processes and tighter controls which provide our customers with better, more reliable services.
At C&K Trucking, we're proud to be solely focused on intermodal drayage. When you turn to C&K for your drayage transportation needs, you'll discover we are the ideal size. We are big enough to handle your work but small enough that you don’t get lost in the shuffle. Currently, we have over 250 non-driving employees and more than 850 drivers with the vast majority of the drivers as owner-operators. In fact, we love our owner-operator model as it provides us with the ability to flex up or down to meet peak periods At the same time, we can incentivize the owner-operators to perform at their best resulting in exceptional customer service.
C&K Trucking established AV Logistics, LLC as a sister company providing logistic services for medium to large Beneficial Cargo Owners (BCO) in 2000. As technology continues to change the transportation industry, C&K Trucking and AV Logistics are at the forefront, utilizing leading technology to provide great visibility and improved efficiencies for our customers. Technology utilized includes onboard cameras, EDI and API integration, online container tracking and online quoting. In addition, C&K Trucking recently became a Block Chain Partner. Block chain technologies offer unique opportunities to rethink processes within the transportation industry.
Unlike many organizations, our management team is highly approachable. They operate with an open door policy and believe every voice should be heard. It is through these interactions that they are able to improve operations, welcome new ideas and create an atmosphere of respect and appreciation
At C&K Trucking we continue to take pride in our commitment to the environment. For the 4th year in a row, C&K Trucking is a proud partner of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Smartway Transport program. In addition, we are committed to continually decrease our carbon footprint in all aspects of our business operations.
We contribute over $100,000 annually to local charities in the markets we serve and our employees and drivers have countless volunteer service hours. We are major sponsor and contributor for Misercordia and the Greenwich Autism Alliance Foundation. We are proud to be actively involved with these two great organizations.