Transport Distribution Co.


The Transport Distribution Company is a family owned and operated company that has been serving many large nationwide corporations, along with smaller local industries in the central portion of the United States. The company originated in Kansas City, Kansas in 1984 with five employees to serve Monkem Co. (MCI) as its local cartage. Later they provided storage and delivery service for shipping containers, drayage service for pig trailers in Kansas City and surrounding cities and limited over-the-road truckload service. Employment grew to 55 people operating 40 city and road tractors with a variety of trailers.
TDC has since expanded into dry van operations along with its flatbed operation. The fleet has grown to include over 170 power units and 375 trailers. The company now have 60 office and shop employees to help keep the drivers on the road. TDC continues to grow by setting up offices in E. St. Louis, Illinois; Kansas City, Kansas; and Oklahoma City, Oklahoma along with its home terminal in Joplin, Missouri. Although TDC has the authority to operate in all 48 states, its chosen market niche is in all or parts of a dozen central states. Eighty-five percent of their loads originate and terminate within this area, which allows them to provide substantial service to area shippers. Another reason for keeping equipment in this area is to get drivers home frequently. Considerable effort is made to get all drivers home each weekend.
TDC provides first morning delivery service to all regular shipping areas, and in most cases, same day service, fitting todayÂâ€Ã¢„¢s just-in-time inventory requirements. TDC provide drivers and owner/ operators benefits such as vacation pay, holiday pay, insurance, 401k pension plan, flatbed pay, drop pay, standard tarp pay, extra tarp pay, paid driver load or unload, over dimensional loads. TDC is abreast with technology, utilizing Qualcomm Satellite Communications, and the best in information technology as well as EDI capabilities.

The Transport Distribution Company is proud of its staff and drivers, there many years of experience is invaluable. Joplin is a great place to live and to be involved in the transportation industry. The company is grateful to itÂâ€Ã¢„¢s customers for allowing Transport Distribution Company to be part of their customer service programs. TDC plans to grow with the need and continually improve their services.