Keeping You 1st in Service

At 1st Express, Inc., we want to go beyond your expectations to meet your transportation needs. From picking up and delivering items the same day to cross-docking multiple loads, we are committed to do whatever it takes to complete your distribution needs with quality and consideration.

Our Drivers

All 1st Express, Inc., CDL drivers are experienced with Hazmat endorsement.

Our Fleet and Docking Space

1st Express, Inc.'s late-model Freightliner equipment fleet is one of the most well-maintained in the industry. With the latest safety innovations, such as up-to-date manual and auto-shift transmission technology, we take pride offering our clients efficient, capable equipment with which to ship and distribute products. Our fleet includes standardized 53' van trailers and 53' insulated, heated trailers to protect your cargo.

Our distribution centers include more than 150,000 square feet of shipping preparation space and more than 60 dock doors.

Our Speed and Availability

Our dispatch is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to care for your orders on your schedule.

Our Alignment with Industry Leaders

1st Express, Inc., is a SmartWay partner with the United States Environmental Protection Agency. We also are members of the National Truckload Carriers Association.

Our Array of Services

Just-in-time Service

We get your products where they need to be, when you need them to be there. We offer same-day and next-day delivery.


Our cross-docking saves you time and energy in unloading, sorting, rearranging and repacking multiple loads

Transporting special-needs products

Our heated and insulated trailers care for temperature-sensitive products with ease.

Warehouse Operations

Coordinated with our partner company, Allen Logistics, these services include dunnage and container management, shipping rack management, as well as inventory management. We also clean and repair dunnage containers and shipping racks. Visit the Allen Logistics section to learn more about our storage and distribution operations.

Trucking with excellence throughout the Tri-State area

As a niche truckload carrier throughout the Midwest, 1st Express, Inc., is positioned to provide transportation throughout Ohio, Michigan and Indiana.

Learn more about our locations, strategically placed to best serve you