Founded in 1918 by Carl and Edith Culberson, Edwards Transfer and Rigging Company began as a local transportation firm. Focusing mainly on the rigging aspect, Edwards prospered for nearly forty years controlled by the originating family. Receding sales and escalating labor problems in the 60's finally forced the Culbersons to put Edwards Transfer and Storage Company up for sale.
The new owners decided to focus on trucking and phased out the rigging business. The company headquarters moved to Columbus and the business continued to grow. As deregulation came in the 80's the company applied for nationwide authority and the company grew at an even faster pace.
Throughout the 2000’s, Edwards Transfer has continued to grow. Edwards Transfer currently has one of the largest fleet sizes in terms of capacity in the country. Within this fleet, it also has one of the most extensive array of heavy and specialized trailers. Edwards Transfer’s fleet of tractors and trailers are continually maintained and updated to ensure its commitment to safety and efficient transportation to its customers.
Also during the 2000’s, a state of the art computer system was purchased. The new “Enterprise Resource Planning system” encompassed all departments within the company. The new computer system has allowed Edwards Transfer to operate more efficiently in accounting, billing, and dispatch.
To date, Edwards Transfer holds operating rights, servicing all points in the contiguous United States, intrastate authority throughout the nation, and extra-provincial rights for all Canadian provinces. Interline services are also available between all Mexican and U.S. borders.
Value added services are available to the customers in need of warehousing, multi-modal transportation and overseas delivery. An experienced, innovative logistical team is also available for single source management of transportation projects.
Warehousing is available through an affiliated company, Clarion Warehouse. Two large warehouses are located at the Edinburgh, Ohio complex, and one large facility is located in Dover Ohio. Import export crating is available at the Dover, Ohio facility along with railroad deliveries. Warehousing is also available at a Los Angeles, California facility.
As Edwards Transfer continues to expand, the company is always reminded of its founding principal to exceed its customer’s expectations with continual quality improvement through teamwork, partnership, on-going education, innovative thinking and effective communication.