CustomForm Transportation Systems, Inc. was
founded by James D. Vaughn and Stephen M. Vaughn in 1989. The
originally incorporated in the state of Texas in February of 1980.
CustomForm was founded on the philosophy that
one of the main reasons manufacturers relied on in house private
truck fleets was because they needed more control over the
distribution of their goods due to demanding market place and
customer service needs. Outside freight companies and common
carriers often came up short when customer demands required something out of the ordinary.
Additionally, it was recognized that corporations
who were able to divest themselves of their private truck fleets
were able to dedicate the considerable resources required to
operate and maintain a private fleet towards other needs.
This approach allows the corporations to
concentrate on what they do best, manufacturing and or marketing
their product. It also allows them to remove the exposure of
public liability and employee liability issues related with the operation
of a private fleet.
CustomForm believed that
a company could offer customers
the control over how their distribution system was managed, while at
the same time allowing them to enjoy the freedom from having
to operate and support their transportation infrastructure and
without the associated public, corporate and labor liabilities.
The name “CustomForm” was initially chosen because it
illustrated our ability to “custom form” a transportation
solution that exactly fit what a customer desired and needed.
At the time, this approach was different from most other transportation
carriers who solicited and serviced customers by requiring them
to settle for service based on how the carrier conducted
operations. CustomForm was created to do exactly the opposite; to
structure the operation around the customer’s needs, paying
close attention to having the freight in the right hands, at the
right time as determined by the
customer, not the service provider.
Since it’s founding, CustomForm has provided
transportation solutions with its own trucks and dedicated
fleets ranging from single trucks to entire fleets
to some of the largest (and smallest)
corporations in the U.S.
Don’t have the need for a dedicated truck or
fleet of trucks?
CustomForm also provides individual shipment
services or dedicated services on either a local, regional or nationwide
basis, as needed.