Don’t Get Mad; Just Start Your Own Company
Mandy Barton experienced it one time too many: a freight broker that let her down, that said he could handle her tough cargo needs only to find he couldn’t or wouldn’t. Instead of getting mad, she decided to start her own company. In 1997, Mandy left her job and started Barton Logistics on the simple premise that she could be successful if she just didn’t quit.
A go-getter with drive and determination, Mandy had the knowledge and the experience, and because of her trials as a customer of transport services, the secret to success. So she put up her tiny life savings for a broker’s bond, and with her headstrong determination, along with her parent’s dining room table, Barton Logistics was born.
It didn’t take long before those early customers realized that Barton Logistics was different. They followed through on every detail and were on top of every issue. Freight transportation is a tricky business and Mandy knew it inside and out, so she was able to show her customers ways to save money, maximize loads, find the fastest routes and deliver on time, no exceptions.
Eventually, Mandy began hiring a team of people who believed as she did: that working with Barton should make life better for everyone. It was a simple premise that has taken the company far.
Today, Barton Logistics is still making life better for customers, trading partners, employees, and their community. They are committed to growth and serving more customers while keeping their culture decidedly small-town, personal and neighborly.
The company has come a long way since its days on the dining room table and today has global customers, state-of-the-art technology systems and solid financials, but in many ways it is quite the same. Its people and its values are deep rooted; that hasn’t changed, and that’s the way Barton Logistics wants it to stay.