How We Began

In April of 1997, the 21st to be exact, Cornerstone Systems was incorporated in the state of Tennessee. We started the company with four people in an empty 5,000 sq. ft. office space and six cell phones (talk about optimistic). Our goal was to create one of the finest transportation companies in the United States.

"We have always believed that the best way to care for our customers is to care about each employee and their families. People are what make Cornerstone Systems valuable to its customers. People doing their jobs, being involved and caring about our customers' freight is what we are about. We are all in this together and what sets us apart from our competitors is our focus on the customer and our employees."

Rick Rodell








Community Involvement

Celebrating our 20th Anniversary!

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We are proud to be celebrating 21 years in the transportation industry.  Our continued growth is a true testament to our employees and a steadfast belief in our Purpose Statement.  So what was the purpose in creating Cornerstone in the first place?  Honestly, it was to provide a better place for people to work.  Simple as that.
Purpose Statement
“To Provide A Better Place For People to Work”

Core Values
Integrity – Period
Honesty – Absence of Deceit
Respect – How We Treat People
Loyalty – What We Give and Expect In Return
Never Satisfied – We Will Continuously Seek Improvement



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Cornerstone Today

Rick indeed met his goal.  Cornerstone has grown into one of the finest transportation companies in the United States.  Still privately held and operated, Cornerstone Systems is a leading nationwide provider of solutions for transportation and logistics, offering intermodal, railcar & railcar consolidation, truck brokerage, container drayage, on-site logistics, warehousing & transloading services and more.  Now with offices located all over the country, and service coverage that spans all of North America, Cornerstone’s proven professionals vow to offer Rock Solid Transportation Solutions.  As a nationally recognized award winning company, Cornerstone Systems is the clear choice for Rock Solid Results.