Who We Are

Rush Trucking is the largest woman and Native American-owned freight transport company in North America, and was founded by Andra M. Rush, a Mohawk Native American, in 1984. Headquartered in Wayne, Michigan, Rush is an industry leader in providing world-class transportation services to the automotive and manufacturing industries.

Our 12 nationwide locations can handle your transportation needs, from over-the-road, local, and expedite freight services to full-service supply chain management.

Our transportation services include dedicated over-the-road and local lanes.  Rush has a strong network with over 500 tractors, 1,000 trailers, 500 company drivers, and 170 owner operators.

If you have critical freight needs, we have an expedited service that will handle your shipment on time, every time.

Our Supply Chain Management services include shipment planning, load execution, material order, and event and financial management.

Rush Trucking believes “Safety First is Safety Always” in everything we do.

Vision & Mission

Company Vision
To be a highly-recognized, minority-owned transportation solutions provider in North America, creating long-term careers for our employees.

Mission Statement
Rush Trucking’s mission is to be the industry leader in providing transportation solutions with the highest level of customer satisfaction. Management and employees will improve the quality of service, customer satisfaction and cost through repeatable processes, balanced scorecards and teamwork.


  • Leadership
  • Commitment
  • Integrity
  • Execution

In 1984, Andra Rush borrowed $5,000 from her parents and used her credit cards to launch Rush Trucking Corporation with one van and two pickup trucks.

Today, she is chair and CEO of Rush Trucking Corporation, president and CEO of Dakkota Integrated Systems, and chair, president and CEO of Detroit Manufacturing Systems. She leads the largest woman-owned business in Michigan, and one of the largest Native American-owned businesses in the United States.

She was honored in April 2015 by the Michigan Women’s Foundation with its Women of Achievement and Courage Award and inducted into the Michigan Women’s Hall of Fame in October 2014 for innovative job creation and manufacturing ingenuity.

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Rush Trucking is launched in Dearborn Heights, MI with three trucks that hauled time-sensitive freight from airports to assembly plants.

In the earlier days, Ms. Andra Rush, founder and a Mohawk Native American, drove trucks, dispatched drivers, managed human resources and wooed clients.


In 1988, Rush Trucking acquired Blazer Truck Lines, a Michigan based company.


Rush Trucking acquired Expedited Delivery Service (EDS), Canadian-based Raycan Transport and Rush Distribution Services. Two new two truck yard facilities were established in Van Born, MI and Buffalo, WV.


Rush hires barges in the wake of 9/11 to transport goods across the Detroit River for DaimlerChrysler, GM and Ford.


Rush Trucking’s services expanded to include short-haul, multi-stop runs, long-haul cross country runs and just-in-time delivery between the United States and Canada. The company grew to 390 employees, 1,700 trucks and 3,400 trailers. This is the same year they received C-TPAT certification (Customs–Trade Partnership Against Terrorism).


Rush Trucking began operating throughout the United States and Canada and became one of the largest minority-owned trucking companies in Metro Detroit. Customers included General Motors, Ford Motor Company, Toyota, DaimlerChrysler and Honda as well as several tier-1 automotive suppliers such as Lear and Johnson Controls.


Rush Trucking receives the Gold Pentastar award for the 12th consecutive year in recognition of superior supplier performance from DaimlerChrysler Corporation.


Rush Trucking is recognized, two years in a row, as the largest Native-American owned business in the USA based on revenue.


Rush Trucking is recognized by Ford Motor Company for outstanding achievement of carrier metrics. Rush currently holds 48-state General Commodities Authority, ICC Contract Motor Carrier, Canadian Extra-Provincial Authority (Ontario) and Michigan Intrastate Authority.

Rush Trucking Corporation is the largest Native American-owned transportation and logistics solutions company in North America.