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About Us

The history of Transport Continental, Inc. (TCI) dates back to 1956 when Jimmy Cowart came to South Texas driving a truck.  In 1980, Jimmy Cowart and his son Jim Cowart devoted the next several years to logistics and transportation business processes that would later become essential to the founding of TCI.

Jimmy and his son Jim founded Transport Continental, Inc. in 1989, with a fleet of three trucks and ten trailers. It was not until the year 2000, that Jim Cowart assumed the leadership role, and contributed to the high success of the asset-based full-service freight transportation company (TCI).

TCI offers International and Domestic transportation services within Mexico, the United States, and Canada. TCI specializes in Dry Van, Flatbed, Step Deck, and over-dimensional freight movements. There are physical locations in Pharr, TX, and Laredo, TX, which provide a variety of storage, cross-dock, trans-loading, and maintenance services.

Differentiation driven by quality processes segregates its business group from most transportation providers. Senior Leadership drives a quality interdependent culture throughout the organization. Customer Service is a Core Value, supported by a team of qualified and trained drivers controlling one of the newest fleets on the road. The concentration of these strengths provides TCI with the ability to sustain long-term partnerships with a large number of midsize and Fortune 500 companies.

Company History



“At TCI, our commitment to an interdependent culture is the driving force to attain excellence throughout the company."

—  Jim Cowart, CEO

Community Involvement

At TCI we are excited about giving back to our community. Our social responsibility team takes importance in making a difference by participating, volunteering, and working together to enrich lives. As an organization, we support initiatives that bring a positive change and investment to the members of the community.   


TCI teamed up with the Food Bank of the Rio Grande Valley to fight hunger.  We launch giving campaigns to collect non-perishable food and help raise donations.

Annual National Night Out

TCI Assisted the Edinburg Police Department & Crime Stoppers with the National Night Out, a free event with live music, car & truck show, and school supplies for the community.  The social responsibility team hosted activities and handed out supplies for the children.


10th Annual Car, Truck, Bike, & Big Rig Show

TCI was a proud sponsor of the Alton Lion’s Club Halloween show. The event offered a safe and fun experience for the Alton community.


7th Annual Adopt an Angel Toy Drive

During the Christmas season, TCI contributed as a sponsor of the Adopt an Angel Toy Drive and car/truck show. All toys were donated to Casa of Hidalgo, Family & Friends of Murdered Children,  and local police, fire, & Sheriff departments.

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