A subsidiary of Toyota Tsusho America, Inc

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Dan Baker comes to Knoxville again.


Much of the weight of North American commerce rides with trucks. That is why every effort is made to insure that every shipment will arrive on time, without issue, every time.

In order to accomplish this TLD makes every effort to understand the unique needs of our valued customers and coordinate the operation of our manpower and equipment to transport their freight to their specifications in a safe and timely manner. By achieving this, TLD goes a step further to maintain flexibility in our transportation matrix to accommodate the short term, special needs of our customers that lie beyond the realm of normal daily requirements.

TLD adheres to all rules and regulations of the transportation industry and strictly abides by all local, state and federal safety regulations regarding the safe operation of our assets.

To ensure growth within the company, TLD Logistics not only promotes, but strongly advocates open communication with all employees. By listening to their ideas it fosters a positive team spirit and a “can do” attitude. This “attitude” goes a step beyond to developing programs and initiatives within our service areas that will enhance the quality of life in the communities where we work and live and strengthen our company’s role as a good corporate citizen.

TLD Logistics Services Inc. (TLD) was formed by Toyota Tsusho America, Inc. (TAI) after the purchase of L and D Transportation Services Inc. (L&D) in November 2008. Prior to the sale, L&D was a successful Tennessee-based corporation that had been in business since 1980.

TAI is a wholly owned subsidiary of Toyota Tsusho Corporation, which was founded as a trading and supply chain specialist for the Toyota Group. TAI has been operating in North America since 1960 and through the years has developed into a multi-business enterprise with diversified supply chains.

TLD has adopted the slogan “G-Value with You” to highlight the key characteristics of our organization:

  • Global – expanding activities in a global arena
  • Glowing – maintaining a healthy, glowing enthusiasm and passion
  • Generating – continually generating new business
  • Green – raising environmental consciousness and committing to green operations

As we follow and live our G-Value principles, we will also dedicate ourselves to creating G-Value with you, thereby realizing our core commitments.

Company Highlights:

  • Headquartered in Knoxille, TN
  • Centralized 24-hour dispatch located in Knoxville, TN
  • Truckload, expedited, LTL and JIT services
  • 525 Employees
  • 450 Tractors
  • 140 Owner  Operators
  • Satellite Communications
  • Dry vans, refrigerated vans, curtain-side flatbeds
  • Licensed in 48 states and Ontario, Canada
  • Warehouse capabilities throughout the United States
  • C-TPAT Level 1 Certification
  • CSA Part 1 Certification
  • ISO 140001 Environmental Certification

Transportation Safety Management Statement

TLD Logistics Services Inc. is absolutely committed to applying the ethics of safety to each and every aspect of their transportation system. This will be accomplished through the strategic development and implementation of a continually improving Transportation Safety Management System (TSMS). The following statements are deeply entrenched in our business philosophy as we move forward:

  • Create and maintain a safe and healthy work environment for staff and customers
  • Certify that all managers, and supervisors have the responsibility to train their workers in approved work procedures to prevent accidents and injuries and to guarantee that workers and visitors follow safe work practices
  • Implement and maintain the TLD Transportation Safety Management System
  • Ensure that a high level of safety performance on and off the highway is continually improved
  • Assure employee, customer and the public safety through the careful implementation and critical managements of these objectives
  • Adhere to all the rules and regulation of the transportation industry and strictly abide by all local, state, and federal safety regulations regarding the safe operation of our assets
  • Conduct our operations in compliance with relevant statutory provisions concerning environmental matters, strive to use environmentally-friendly products at our company and promote environmental awareness with all employees

Our Affiliates:

Truckload Carriers Association Member of ATA ISO 14001
CBSA ASFC C-TPAT Knoxville Chamber
Kentucky Chamber