Here's Our Story

In an industry challenged by unpredictability and change, IMC is leading the way with innovation, throughput and truck capacity. But we got there the hard way. Starting as a regional drayage firm in 1982, patiently putting together a national network, leveraging local expertise, and building a technology infrastructure that moves containers faster.

Mark and Melinda George

When it all began

At just 20 years old, in the midst of a recession, Mark and Melinda George moved to Memphis to start a trucking company - Intermodal Cartage Company (IMCG).

IMCG opened a container yard to store, interchange, and perform light maintenance on containers and chassis for steamship lines.

Expanding to other markets in the Southeast

Over the next 10 plus years, IMC became the largest container drayage company in the southeast. We opened a second service center in Nashville, expanded to Dallas, Houston, New Orleans, Birmingham, Jacksonville, Savannah and Atlanta. We relocated and expanded the container yard in Memphis. We moved the corporate office, Memphis service center and depot operations to a newly constructed building on 164 acres in Southeast Memphis.

Expanding to Other Markets

Creating a National Network

IMC continued to grow by acquiring other companies to establish locations in all of the major ports in the United States which created a national network with local expertise.

Building a technology infrastructure

IMC doubled investment in technology. We developed proprietary software to increase visibility to customers and move containers more efficiently.

IMC Technology
National Footprint

IMC completes National Footprint

IMC continued to expand our presence in the Northeast by acquiring H&M as well as DD Jones in Norfolk and Trans International Services in Ohio and in California by acquiring Pacific Drayage Services.

Establishing National Accounts

IMC created national accounts to provide a single voice to large customers. Partnering with 1,200 other trucking companies and over 62,000 drivers which allowed the ability to expand capacity for our customers.

National Accounts
Corporate Headquarters

Expanded with new Corporate Headquarters

IMC invested $23 million to expand their headquarters operations to serve a team of over 400 professionals located in that building.

IMC Unifies Business Units Under One Brand

In 2023, IMC will be unifying all operating companies under one name: IMC. This change will create countless efficiencies for our valued customers including:

  • Access to our national footprint, enabling us to serve you as one seamless company, from coast to coast.

  • Steamlining processes so that everything from onboarding to rates is optimized and consistent across the board.

  • Free up our resources in back-office systems and the support we now dedicate to multiple companies will be focused on one, giving us more time to create solutions for our customers.

UMC Unifies Into One Brand

We are so excited to be Team IMC in 2023, because...

The best is yet to come.

See what we can do for you.

You can count on IMC for container drayage, expedited services, truck brokerage, warehousing, chassis provisioning and secured container storage.