Company History

In 1990, Dave Metzler opened the doors of Carlisle Carrier Corp. with two decades of industry experience, 5 trailers, 4 owner operators, and one client. Over the next decade we experienced significant growth. Our company, employing around 300 people, now constitutes a fleet of 250 tractors and 1,000 trailers, servicing 125 active clients through more than 110,000 shipments annually.

This family-owned and family-oriented regional truckload carrier has succeeded where many have failed. A strategic business focus, the dedication of our employees, loyalty of our clients and a commitment to outstanding service have fueled this company's growth and success.

Throughout our history we have committed to, and heavily invested in, the use of technology in all aspects of our business. We have taken advantage of a variety of tools to improve communications, optimize asset utilization, drive increased efficiencies into our process, and in whole better manage our business so our customers can better manage theirs.

In 2000 we completed construction of a new office building and a 4-door warehouse/dock and renovated our existing facility into a drivers lounge and training facility. In 2001, we acquired and improved an adjacent 9-acre parcel of land to provide overflow parking and expanded our shop in order to bring all our equipment maintenance in-house.

In 2009 we completed installing electronic on board recorders to automate driver logs. We believe this improves driver job satisfaction by relieving them of the tedious nature of paper logs and improves driver safety by actively reminding drivers when required breaks approach.

Conveniently located in south central Pennsylvania we specialize in servicing grocery warehouses in the northeast but we have taken advantage of many opportunities to grow and diversify our service offerings. In conjunction with our sister company, Carlisle Logistics Services, we have expanded into dedicated services, direct to store delivery, traffic management, short-term warehousing, cross docking, out-of-territory capabilities, claims and freight bill processing, jockey services and drop lot rental.

Thanks to our principled business philosophies and a corporate culture based on mutual trust and respect Carlisle Carrier stands ready to meet the future along with the challenges and opportunities that surely will come with it.