Based in Mocksville NC with approximately 60 trucks.
Founded in 1985 as Sam Patterson Truck Brokers, Patterson was just one office that brokered trucks to haul perishable items – focusing on produce commodities. Adding non-perishable loads in the 90’s, the potential for Patterson was realized, and other agents were brought on board. Steve Howard joined the team in 1993 with a vision of growing a large book of business. Due to the growth in Steve’s numbers alone, he was offered a partnership in 2001. Since then, Patterson has expanded their agent-offices across many states and has grown exponentially in both perishable and non-perishable markets. This growth gave Mr. Howard the ability to start taking complete ownership in 2009.
With a corporate name change and some strategic acquisitions, Patterson Companies is building one great brand. Patterson is not only just a leading 3rd party logistics company; Patterson also has large asset divisions (refrigerated and dry vans) and warehouse/distribution locations – with a plan to continue growth across the country.