WHO WE ARE
Nolan Transportation Group, Inc. provides third-party logistical services for over 5,000 customers across the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. Our carrier base consists of over 20,000 independent transportation/trucking companies in facilitating the movement of our customers’ product. NTG treats its customers and carriers as partners. We establish long-term relationships with our customers and provide the highest level of service through our carriers.
Our services include expedited truckload, less-than-truckload (LTL), rail, air cargo/air freight forwarding, and warehousing. Our customers are very diverse across all industries – food processors, manufacturing companies, paper, plastic, commodities, primary metals, recycling, lumber, produce, importers and exporters, along with anything and everything moving domestically over the road.
FROM “TOP WAFFLE” TO LEADING 3PL
Kevin Nolan is the founder and CEO of NTG. After attending and playing college football at Presbyterian College in Clinton, SC, Kevin joined C.H. Robinson as his first full-time job out of school and learned all the ins and outs of what it means to be a freight broker. After finding early success as a freight broker, Kevin left the industry in pursuit of what he thought would be a more professional career. Shortly after that, Kevin found himself working at Waffle House.
Kevin quickly managed multiple Waffle House stores and participated in their leadership training program. Not only did Kevin manage his stores, but he cleaned tables, cleaned the floors, cooked as a line chef and served many demanding customers, including all of his closest friends. Ultimately his time at Waffle House culminated with him being honored with the Top Waffle Award for the top sales managers across the Company.
At night after Waffle House stints, Kevin would trek over to Mercer to earning his MBA since there was little studying during his college football years at PC. His final project to receive his Master’s Degree was to model a business; he focused on the freight brokerage industry.
Waffle House taught Kevin the importance of hard work, loyalty to your co-workers, the value of real customer service and how executive leadership can be integral to the day-to-day operations of a successful business. This insight, combined with his early days in the freight brokerage world, helped form the foundation for NTG.
Kevin went on to start NTG in 2005 with a “shoebox of cash, a computer, and a phone,” along with an abundance of support from his family and friends.