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A Foundation in Teamwork

Our C suite and Vice Presidents on average have 30+ years of experience in the Dedicated Trucking Services, Warehousing, 3PL Logistic Services, Recycling Transportation, & Waste Management Solutions.

Charlie Coffey, a former college football head coach, knew the importance of talented and committed players. It’s the foundation of any great football team and the cornerstone of every successful business. From the beginning, the focus has been on building a high-performing team that would ensure Nationwide’s ongoing success. Through efforts aimed at recruiting experienced leaders as well as developing the next generation, Nationwide now has a leadership team dedicated to our clients’ commitments.

In 1980, Charlie Coffey set out to create a new type of trucking company. He wanted to establish a next generation of service through “partnering” with companies to meet and exceed their transportation and logistics objectives. With that vision, he founded Nationwide Express. As a result of Nationwide’s long-term commitment to excellence and the ability to listen and respond to our customers’ needs, the original truckload carrier founded 40+ years ago has expanded and evolved its offerings to include dedicated transportation, recycled metal transportation, material handling, warehousing, logistics, specialized carriage and waste management services company. What is a driving force behind this growth? Our adherence to our mission statement.

Mission Statement

“To do what the customer wants done, when he or she wants it done, 100% of the time unless it is unprofitable, unethical or unsafe. If it is any of these, don’t do it the first time.”

Charlie Coffey

Our mission statement is the lens and filter that we use to evaluate everything we do and how we do it.

Is what we are about to do be profitable for our client, our people and our company? If yes, check.

Is what we are being asked to do ethical? If yes, check.

Is it safe? If yes, check

If the answer is yes to all these questions, then do it 100% of the time. If it is not, do not do it the first time.

Coffey also valued those who had taken the time to serve and encourage him. He was always looking for an opportunity to pay that forward. The desire to give back to those who serve so that we can pursue our hopes and dreams is alive and well at Nationwide today…which is why Nationwide is a proud corporate sponsor of the Special Forces Charitable Trust, a 501(c)(3) charity that provides meaningful and sustainable support to the U.S. Army Green Berets and their Families. The SFCT supports timely, innovative and comprehensive programs and services designed to enhance the well-being and health of both the Special Forces Soldier and his Family.