East Coast Transport marks 40 years of operations

For 40 years, East Coast Transport (ECT), a woman-owned minority business, has continuously upheld its values and principles, bringing success to the company, its customers and their employees.

As a 3PL (third-party logistics company), ECT has proven that it has the ability to attract and retain the best people, provide flawlessly executed integrated solutions and consistently deliver value to customers. These achievements are only possible because of a strategic focus on implementing new technology and programs and a belief in reinvesting in employees to develop talent. This focused approach has led to continued customer loyalty and profitable growth that enhances the investments.

“We are very fortunate to have an outstanding team of professionals that understand that each customer is unique and deserves individual custom solutions,” said Tina Latta, founder and managing member. “Our job is to make our customer exceed their customer service requirements every time.  Additionally, ECT is made up of a diversified group of professionals that have many years of experience in all aspects of supply chain that understands each of our customers needs.”

In 1977, Dan and Tina Latta opened the doors of East Coast Consolidators as a logistics provider. In January 2003, the company was purchased by Tontitown AR-based PAM Transportation and changed the name to East Coast Transport and Logistics. In 2006, the company purchased land and constructed a corporate office in Paulsboro NJ.

Then in October 2010, Tina Latta, driven by her entrepreneurial passion and leadership, bought the company back from PAM and changed the name to East Coast Transport LLC. The company also operates offices in Palm Beach Gardens FL, Springdale AR, Philadelphia PA and Baltimore MD.

“Since this was our business that we started years ago resulting in so much success, it only made sense it was back in our hands,” said Tina Latta.

In 2010, Butterball honored ETC as its Carrier of the Year.  Each year, Butterball recognizes the accomplishments of the carrier that best supports its strategic initiative to achieve operational excellence. ECT also received the award again in 2015 and 2016.

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