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Our History

SunBelt Xpress started as a Specialized Furniture Carrier for the home furnishings industry—and has grown throughout our more than 55 years of providing safe, reliable transportation solutions.

The Road to Becoming a Premier Carrier in Home Furnishings and Beyond

SunBelt Xpress first took to the road in 1965 as a Specialized Carrier dedicated to the home furnishings industry. Every day since we have worked to help make Logistics and Supply Chain management easier for our customers. We provide a single point of contact that customers can rely on for all their shipping needs. SunBelt also offers access to a fleet of well-maintained transportation assets of more than 300 tractors and nearly 1,000 trailers.

1965: SunBelt Xpress is founded as Norton Ramsey in Hickory, North Carolina, as a Specialized Carrier for the home furnishings industry.

2001: ATS acquires SunBelt Xpress.

2009: SunBelt Xpress acquires two well-established Specialized Furniture Carriers—Newton Transportation and Anderson Trucking—which allows us to expand into the Midwest and Florida.

2009: Shortly after, we open a Service Center in Fontana, California, to serve shippers and retailers based in Southern California.

2010: SunBelt Xpress opens a facility in Dallas, Texas, to better service the Lone Star State’s growing home furnishing manufacturing and distribution companies.

2011: SunBelt Xpress acquires Shull Transport in 2011, which allows us to further expand into the Midwest and Northeast markets.

2011: Later that year, we open a service center in Greensboro, North Carolina, and expand our Transportation Solutions to include General Commodity Truckload and Industry-Specific Services for companies in fiber optics, polymers, textiles and apparel.

2016: SunBelt Xpress acquires Northwest Furniture Xpress, which expands our services into the Pacific Northwest and Canada.

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We are pleased to announce the launch of SunBelt’s new website. After several months of working with our website partner SyncShow, as well as our fellow SunBelt teammates, we are excited to roll out a new sbfx.com that gives you greater insight into our company, our services and our culture as we work to serve you.

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