The initial First Coast Logistics office headquarters was in Jacksonville, Florida. Marketed as the place “where Florida begins,” Jacksonville is also known as the “First Coast.”
Entrepreneurial Trucking Roots
H. R. “Buddy” Bowser learned the value of hard work and commitment to his team as a quarterback, and deepened his knowledge by working more than 25 years with his father, H. R. “Bud” Bowser Sr. Bud Sr. was one of the first container haulage agents in the United States, and was a top producing agent for Ryder/Ranger in the 60’s and 70’s. Bud was equally known for his forays into entrepreneurial ‘sidelines’ from the cleaning fluid he had patented to market, to his role in the Trand disposable pallet initiative, to interests in racing thoroughbred trotters as his father had before him. When Bud retired in 1991, Buddy launched First Coast Intermodal.
Unwavering Focus on Growth, Service, and the Team
With Buddy at the helm, First Coast grew its revenues five fold in 20 years, and is today a network of dedicated carriers in 21 locations and has a team comprised of about 500 trucks on a given day of operation. One of the largest intermodal service providers in the country, First Coast Logistics is a leading provider on the East and Gulf Coasts.
Family Means Trust
We’re serious about our mission – we put service to our customers first, and creating a great work environment for our team as equally important aspects of our purpose. First Coast’s culture is a family culture; we’re family run and we’re run like a family – with support for individuals and unified commitment to the goals of the team. Doesn’t it boil down to that when you’re looking for a company to work with?