Our History

Experience From the Start

NATCO has been a family-run business for generations. Jim Eckley was a third-generation carrier who drove to pay for his studies in eastern Nebraska at Midland College, from which he earned his BA in Business.

Jim started J&C Enterprises in the late 1970s as an aggregate material transporter—mostly sand, rock, and gravel—for local job construction site work. In 1986 J&C became Aggregate Carriers, transitioning into transport for Midwest meat processing plants two years later. The Eckley family continues to operate the business.


NATCO: From Concept to Reality

NATCO began in 1992 and located its operation in Arlington, TX, a major transportation hub. The company remains there today.

Cori Eckley—now representing the fourth generation in the family business—became the VP of NATCO's operations in 2005 and continues to redirect the company’s focus, processes, and customer development.

The NATCO team constantly assesses the market and its demands while adapting and utilizing new technologies to effectively streamline logistics for its customers.

Proudly, Cori actively participates in key vendor relationships, which includes being a customer advisory board member of Truckstop.com, and attends yearly Transportation Intermediaries Association conferences.


We work out all the angles . . . with you, for you.

  • Prompt, Dependable Freight Logistics
  • Thorough Determination of Your Needs
  • Quick Turnaround on Estimates
  • Reliable, Competitive Pricing
  • Professional…with a Human Touch
  • Oversize Loads
  • Heavy Haul
  • Flatbed Trucking
  • Specialized Solutions
  • LTL Network Utilization