In 1988 our President, Phil Dawson, decided to transition his trucking experience into a full - service transportation company combining assets and 3PL service. The focus of the company was — and is — to provide top-notch professional, comprehensive service. Harnessing experience and advanced leadership has built Slingshot into an industry leader. We recognized the need to elevate business practices that ensure high value and reliable, trustworthy service for our customers.

We strive to provide top-level service every day by using the following best business practices:

Quality Employees

Those with the standards and expertise required to carry out the vision of superior professional service. Regardless of the team member, e.g. dispatchers, customer service, drivers, etc., there is only one goal: Provide exceptional professional service to our customers.

Great Partners

A better way to broker where building a network of Partner Carriers is the focus. This focus requires the building of honest, reciprocating relationships with an emphasis on greater communication, clear agreements and high standards of accountability.

Reliable Equipment

To provide top-notch service you need the very best equipment backed by roadside breakdown service with a sub unit replacement guarantee. Slingshot is a Platinum Rated customer of Ryder.

Progressive Infrastructure

Success lies in the details, and managing them requires our five-star management information system supported by a high level of discipline to make sure we have it right.

State-of-the-Art Warehousing

Slingshot’s Michigan head office consists of 74,400 sq. ft.: 6,000 sq. ft. office space, 6,400 sq. ft. dry storage, 12,000 Packing, 50,000 sq. ft. cold storage divided into five coolers


Slingshot is motivated by challenges and the success of meeting them. We thrive on gaining understanding of our customers’ needs. We are continually analyzing and upgrading our processes to meet and exceed expectations.


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