1st time transportation

We are a Non-Traditional LTL dry-freight carrier based in Northeast Ohio, currently serving the Eastern half of the Unites States. Our cross-docking expertise gets your load there quickly and affordably. Warehousing is conveniently available in our 50,000 square foot, food-grade facility. Our state of the art equipment can handle specialized services, and our operators are the best in the business. We understand your needs, and we will exceed your expectations.

Try us the 1st time - It won’t be your last.




From mundane to special, we have the modern equipment to handle your load, including pallet jacks, straps, blanket wrap, logistics trailers with e-track, and even a diesel mechanic to keep things humming along.


Our logistics team will often employ cross-docking to more efficiently and affordably move your freight. Cross-docking can reduce warehousing costs and shorten overall transportation times. We also offer load-to-ride.


1st Time Transportation has over 50 thousand square feet (and growing) of food-grade storage space in our logistics facility to meet your ever-growing needs. Be it long or short term, big load or small, we've got you covered. Clean. Dry. Secure.

Serving the Eastern U.S.


Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin


Our coverage area is always expanding. If you don’t see your state on the map, don’t hesitate to give us a call, we will do our best to work with you to find a solution.

What Our Clients Say

Raging Wolf Solutions has used 1st Time Transportation on well over 100 loads and their service is outstanding.  We know we can always trust their team to do what they say they are going to do. They come with our highest recommendation.

Michael Gallagher / Raging Wolf Solutions

I cannot say enough about 1st Time Transportation and their flexible and dependable suite of services. The experience is always seamless, painless and stress-free. They can be consistently counted upon to treat our freight and our customers as their 1st priority.

Nick Lewandski / Group Transportation Services


We are currently seeking shipments that originate in Northeast Ohio, with an Eastern United States destination.

Need to submit some specifications for a job? Just use this handy form and a member of the 1st Time Transportation team will follow up with a quick response. If you just have a general comment or question, you can simply e-mail us by clicking the address listed in the black bar below.

14301 Industrial Ave N
Maple Heights, OH 44137
14301 Industrial Ave N
Maple Heights, Ohio 44137
Phone: 216.575.4361
Fax: 216.600.9082

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