About Our Company

Taylor Express was founded and incorporated in 1987 as a truck load brokerage by President and General Manager Doug Taylor. In 1988, Mr. Taylor bought three tractors and five trailers and began his own over-the-road operation. The company has grown steadily since then by providing quality service offering real value to customers and by reinvesting in the company to assure financial stability.

Taylor Express is a leading carrier in the tire and rubber industry, providing dedicated services on critical raw materials to Goodyear, Bridgestone, Cooper and Continental Tire, as well as transporting finished goods and tires. We are an experienced retail carrier and a core partner for Lowe’s, Whirlpool and Kohler.

Today, Taylor Express has over 250 tractors. each is equipped with Qualcomm and TMW for route accuracy and control, along with auxiliary power units. Average tractor age is 1 year and replacement occurs after 500,000 miles.

We have 600, 53-foot dry vans and 300 special hopper trailers. Equipment is serviced at our operation centers in Fayetteville, NC, and Union City, TN. Maintenance facilities include a full shop with wash bays, body and paint rooms. This enables us to significantly reduce costs for service and repairs.

  • Incorporated in 1987
  • 100% Asset Based
  • Zero Debt
  • Two full service operating centers: Fayetteville, NC and Union City, TN
  • 23 Drop Locations
  • 600 Dry Vans
  • 250 late-model tractors replaced at 500,000-mile increments
  • Equipment serviced and maintained at our operating centers
  • All tractors equipped with Qualcomm, TMW, Expert Fuel and battery pack APU units
  • Central Dispatch
  • Local Billing and Rating
  • Total EDI Capabilities
  • Smart Way Partner


Taylor Express dedicated services offer all the benefits of a private fleet without the burden.

Our dedicated services give you more flexibility, control and visibility without the financial risk and liability associated with maintaining regulatory compliance, safety training, equipment maintenance and other potential costs to optimize profitability. We strive to understand your business better to make a measurable bottom line difference. Taylor Express goes beyond simply assigning assets to people. We seek to build a meaningful partnership targeted at enhancing your position in the marketplace.

We provide:

  • Aggressive approach to filling backhauls
  • Fleet Maintenance
  • Electronic Billing and Payment
  • Shipment Tracking
  • Local Operation
  • Single Point of Contact
  • Inbound and Outbound Programs
  • Insurance and Regulatory Compliance
  • Safe, Highly Trained Professionals
  • Capacity to meet surges at guaranteed rates


Taylor Express serves a wide variety of customers and industries. We are a major carrier for the tire and rubber industry. We also have a large retail profile. Our company has been successful by learning our customers business and providing truckload service and solutions that exceed expectations.

We have had a long relationship with all of these companies because we consistently perform the services they need.