1988 Lynn Gravley founds North Texas Carrier Corp (NTCC), an asset-based contract carrier company.
1994 NTCC moves into the dedicated third-party logistics (3PL) field and continues to provide contract carrier services with a multi-truck fleet. The idea of establishing a full-service logistics provider grows.
1999 Gravley founds NT Logistics to take over and concentrate on NTCC’s expanded logistics business. The newly formed company records sales of more than $18 million during the year.
2000 NT Logistics sales grow to $43 million.
2005 Steadily climbing revenues land NT Logistics on the Dallas Morning News’ annual list of top 200 privately held companies.
2006 NT Logistics moves to expanded, state-of-the-art facilities in Frisco, Texas to accommodate its growing number of employees and increasingly sophisticated technology. Once again, the company is included in the Dallas Morning News list of top 200 private companies.
A retrospective view of the origins of what is now known as “Chicken Wednesday”
When NT Logistics was in its infancy, we all worked long hours and usually through lunch. Around noon each day, Darlene or Elaine would exclaim, “I am starving! What are we having for lunch today?”. As members of a very small company, we would each pitch in a few bucks and someone would go fetch what we all decided to have for lunch. At least once a week, Bob would request fried chicken, this seemed to happen most frequently on Wednesdays. Eventually it seemed that each Wednesday when the “I am starving!” cry was heard, the response would always be “It’s Chicken Wednesday”. We would each chip in our share and Elaine was dispatched to go get chicken for the troops.
As NT Logistics grew, and still continues to grow, each and every Wednesday is now officially “Chicken Wednesday”. We have fried chicken catered in at no cost to our largest asset – our people. Without them, we would not be able to provide the superior service to our customers that sets us apart from the rest of the industry.
We also routinely invite customers and friends over on Wednesdays to share in our lunchtime ritual. The famous “Chicken Wednesday” shirts, which feature the “Top Ten Reasons to be Associated with NT Logistics” are given to all of our guests. Of course, the number one reason listed is “Chicken Wednesday.”
We hope that you’ll join us for Chicken Wednesday sometime soon!