Franklin Express, is a motor common carrier of general commodities domiciled in
Franklin, Kentucky . David T. Coots, now retired, started Franklin Express
on November 6, 1961 with an office person, two truck drivers, two tractors, three
semi-trailers and one straight truck. Working with partner carriers over the
Nashville, Tennessee gateway, Franklin Express immediately began providing LTL and
TL service between Franklin and cities throughout the United States.
Today, Franklin Express continues to provide LTL service primarily in the Southeast
and Midwest, but also handles truckloads directly between Franklin and cities in
seven states. Dedicated to Franklin, Kentucky customers, 100% of Franklin
Express' Shipments either originate or terminate in this South Central Kentucky
city located on Interstate 65, 20 miles from Bowling Green and 45 miles from Nashville.
Current and past customers include some of the great names in American Industry,
such as Tyco International, Perfetti Van Melle USA, Stone Jefferson-Smurfit, Quebecor
Printing, Weyerhaeuser, Arvin-Meritor, Dana Films, Sealed Power, Colgate-Palmolive,
Kendall Company, Dayton-Walther, Alliance Rubber, Drackett Company, Bristol-Myers,
Johnson & Johnson, Beiersdorf, Outokumpu Copper Franklin Brass and others.
In 1989, Franklin Express began warehouse operations in a new 60,000 square foot
building providing storage of raw materials and finished goods for several customers.
With over 240,000 square feet under roof today, nationwide distribution is provided
with past and present products stored including candy, industrial tapes, magazines,
catalogs, plastic bags copper tubing, cleaning compounds, roll paper and fiberboard
boxes. Our modern warehouse facilities were built by sister company,
Franklin Properties, which has the same ownership as Franklin Express, Inc.
For reliable transportation and warehouse distribution, please call 1-800-467-0897,
for further information. With over 100 years of combined experience,
our owners operate our businesses to better serve you.