Company History


Founded by Jack Cooper, we started as a carrier for General Motors from the Leeds Assembly Plant in Kansas City, Missouri.


The year we tripled in size thanks to the purchase of United Transports, Inc., a carrier based out of Oklahoma City.


Purchased Pacific Motor Trucking Company adding terminal capacity on the west coast.


We combined with Active Transportation Company LLC of Joplin, Missouri, making us the largest auto and truck transport carrier in the nation.

Company Profile

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Today, Jack Cooper Holdings Corp. services all of the major domestic and foreign automotive manufacturers and commercial shippers of pre-owned vehicles, providing a full range of transport distribution services, including truck-away, yard management, rail loading, auto lease and auctions. We operate 36 terminals throughout the U.S. and Canada and over 1800 of the newest and best maintained trucks in the industry, with state-of-the-art strap technology. We haul over 2 million vehicles per year.

Going the extra mile (for 80 years)

Over the last 80 years, we’ve become well-known for quality performance, innovative strategies, and customer responsiveness, with a reputation for dependability and integrity.

Jack Cooper today is stronger than ever. We have the resources and capacity to grow and the vision to meet your changing needs.

Our Mission

To be the leader in vehicle transport services

To maintain the highest levels of integrity in doing business

To meet or exceed our customers’ expectations for timely delivery, damage-free performance and value

To be responsive to our customers’ ever changing needs


We’re not afraid to share our secrets.

The secrets to our success are easy to explain but certainly not easy to duplicate. We continue to set the standard and raise the bar for on-time damage-free delivery of vehicles, not because we’ve said so, our customers have by giving us numerous quality and service awards year after year.

  • General Motors Suplier of the Year Award 2011 (only carrier ever to win this award)
  • Toyota’s President’s Award 2010 (only carrier to win twice in five years)
  • Toyota’s Quality Award 2010
  • Honda’s Outstanding Performance Premier Partner Award 2008
  • General Motors Supplier Recognition Award 2007 Outstanding Carrier Award


Values from 1928, trucks from today

We have a 1800 unit fleet which is the newest and best maintained in the business.

And a 24/7 central breakdown center with 12 complete maintenance facilities. So you can sleep better at night.

Information Technology

Technology you Want

Our investment in technology and our proprietary information systems have enabled us to improve inventory management, delivery efficiencies and controls and provide secure, timely, reporting to our customers, reducing cycle time and increasing the accuracy of information exchanges. We are also introducing new GPS technologies and a paperless reporting system.

We like to stay cutting edge, as long as safety and value are maintained, so we’ve invested in state-of-the art strap technology for our fleet (not the retrofits).

We listen to your needs and we deliver.   


Preserving the Great View

We’re talking about preserving the great view by staying ahead of the curve in our commitment to the environment. Being compliant with the EPA isn’t enough. We’re also an active member of SmartWay and have instituted initiatives to reduce oil consumption and waste. We recycle all fluids and monitor engine idle time on an ongoing basis.