Cargo Transporters Inc. in Claremont, NC is expanding into the Charlotte market and is expected to create 50 jobs and invest $28 million. The trucking terminal in Charlotte will open in early January, according to a release from the company.
“We are growing our presence in other markets where we have a growing customer base,” said John Pope, chairman of the company. “In the past, all operations were centrally controlled in Claremont, but this will allow us to manage assets and professional drivers outside Catawba County.”
The company plans to hire at least 50 professional drivers in the next 10 months. It plans to put 20 trucks there immediately, as well as some staff. The $23 million investment the company plans includes about 165 new trucks and 200 trailers in the next 10 months, Pope said. Most of the replacements will be for older equipment but a portion will be for growth, he said.
The investment will make the company’s trucks some of the most environmentally friendly and technically advanced fleets in the southeast, the press release said.