Our Story: 35 years of history

David Parker grew up around trucking. As a boy he regularly watched the choreography of trucks in terminal yards, given his entrepreneurial father was founder of a successful longhaul trucking firm.

Covenant’s Beginnings

In 1986, David and his wife Jacqueline had a vision to start their own trucking company. David made an agreement (a covenant) with God: they would run the business “the right way,” if God would provide. David and Jacqueline Parker invested their hard-earned seed money to start Covenant Transport, with 25 trucks and 50 trailers.

Covenant's Continual Corporate Culture

They built Covenant’s corporate culture around these three values: treat others as you want to be treated (empathy), put others before yourself (servanthood), and do business with integrity, honesty, and fairness in all situations (virtue). These values have established a culture that remains strong today.

Covenant’s values are shared by thousands of on-site associates, based at locations throughout the United States. These values are drive by a common goal: to keep America’s shelves stocked and her markets moving.

Key Moments in our History

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Started Company

Went to Publicly Traded

In 1994, Covenant became a publicly traded company and today trades as Class A common stock on the NASDAQ Global Select market under the symbol, “CVLG.”

Southern Refrigerated Transport

Covenant acquired Southern Refrigerated Transport to expand its capabilities in refrigerated shipping.

Star Transportation

In 2006, Covenant acquired Star Transportation, a medium-haul dry van regional truckload carrier. This strengthened Covenant’s capabilities and regional presence in the southeast United States.

Transport Enterprise Leasing

In 2011, Covenant entered into an integral affiliated relationship with Transport Enterprise Leasing, which provides innovative solutions in equipment leasing in addition to used tractor and sales.

Landair Acquisition

In 2018, Covenant expanded its capabilities by acquiring Landair, a dedicated truckload carrier with a fleet of 430 trucks and 900 trailers, and Landair Logistics, which operated 12 distribution facilities and 1.8 million square feet in warehousing space.

1986

Started Company

1994

Went to Publicly Traded

In 1994, Covenant became a publicly traded company and today trades as Class A common stock on the NASDAQ Global Select market under the symbol, “CVLG.”

1998

Southern Refrigerated Transport

In 1998, Covenant acquired Southern Refrigerated Transport to expand its capabilities in refrigerated shipping.

2006

Star Transportation

In 2006, Covenant acquired Star Transportation, a mediumhaul dry van regional truckload carrier. This strengthened Covenant’s capabilities and regional presence in the southeast United States.

2011

Transport Enterprise Leasing

In 2011, Covenant entered into an integral affiliated relationship with Transport Enterprise Leasing, which provides innovative solutions in equipment leasing in addition to used tractor and sales.

2018

Landair Acquisition

In 2018, Covenant expanded its capabilities by acquiring Landair, a dedicated truckload carrier with a fleet of 430 trucks and 900 trailers, and Landair Logistics, which operated 12 distribution facilities and 1.8 million square feet in warehousing space.

Covenant Today

Today, Covenant has grown its portfolio of logistics and transportation solutions to helps customers to engineer value driven supply chains to get products where they are needed quickly, cost effectively and seamlessly. Primary capabilities in expedited, dedicated, warehousing, and managed freight transportation are executed through a unique blend of management systems and through employees empowered by a unique values-based corporate culture.

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