Kingsgate Transportation Inc. Kingsgate Transportation Inc.


About Us

Kingsgate is an industry leading, non-asset based third-party logistics company providing our clients with the finest transportation and logistics support services available anywhere.

Founded in October 1986 by Merry and Tom Beckham, we are a privately held Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) still owned by the founding family who started with three fairly basic principles – hard work, exemplary service and highest integrity. We remain grounded by these founding principles, but are continually advancing with investments in quality staff, technology, and communications. However, one thing stays the same — our personal commitment to client satisfaction.

The strength of our organization lives in all of our people who have expanded our tradition of outstanding service to all of our clients. Supported by best-in-class technology, each associate shares a personal stake in each and every shipment to ensure timely and safe delivery. Let’s face it, your future lies in the safe-keeping and the on-time delivery of each and every shipment you make. Quite frankly, so does ours.Five Parts

Proudly owned and operated by three generations of the Beckham family since 1986.

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Longevity as an Industry Leader

At Kingsgate, we’ve experienced the often-turbulent times of the transportation industry. Since 1986, we have always successfully overcome many of our clients’ obstacles to better manage freight from day to day. We know what factors can influence shipping needs; such as growing seasons, regional fuel costs, and more. Knowing how to react to these dynamics sets us apart from all others.

Working closely with our best-in-class carriers, we can make what seems like the impossible happen. We've built our company on strong partnerships, which we believe is the key to the success of our business and yours.

Why Choose Kingsgate?

It's simple. We add value to your operation by fulfilling your customers' needs - that's the Kingsgate Advantage. This added value is a combination of many aspects within our company that makes us stand out from the rest in the industry.

From large Fortune 500 companies to small privately owned businesses, we have more than 250 clients who rely on us as their "go to" team. We take care of everything from day-to-day shipping in addition to serving the most unique need anytime of the day, 365 days of the year.

Woman Owned Business Enterprise (WBENC)

Kingsgate Transportation is a certified Woman Owned Business Enterprise (WBENC) and doing business with Kingsgate may lend itself to meeting your company's admirable policy in supporting supplier diversity. Additionally, our own Supplier Diversity program will measure and report "second tier" spending for our customers that also track second-tier spend.



Kingsgate Gives Back

At Kingsgate, we don’t just invest in the success of our customers. We also invest in the success of our community.

Giving back is incredibly important to Kingsgate. It was bred into our culture by our founders. When the second-generation took over the company in 2008, founder Tom Beckham gave them one piece of advice, "Make sure the taxes are paid, and if you have anything left, give back." This has been proudly carried out by not only the founding-family, but by every employee at Kingsgate.

At Kingsgate, we’ve used our community outreach as a way to help our employees bond and support the causes that they are personally invested in. In addition, the ownership team is involved in and provides financial support to several charitable boards that make a great impact in our communities. Many of these charities support local kids, families and organizations, help animals and provide financial support to education and more.

We also find it rewarding to sponsor events that promote our communities by providing entertainment and raising funds for important causes. Concert series, 5k races, golf outings and more are all events that we not only support, but participate in to bring members of our team together outside of the office. These events are a great way to weave the company’s connected culture through our team and into our communities.

2016 Community Involvement

  • Boys Hope Girls Hope
  • Taste of Cincinnati Sponsorship
  • SPCA’s “Fur Ball”
  • HEARTT animal refuge’s annual golf outing
  • Orion Veteran 5K Sponsorship
  • Rotary Club of West Chester/Liberty’s “Buckeye BBQ Fest” Sponsorship
  • University of Cincinnati’s Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals dance marathon
  • Red Nose Day –Reach Out Lakota canned food drive
  • Against the Grain Scholars golf outing
  • Boys Hope Girls Hope – Hearts for Hope gala
  • Mt. Notre Dame High School gala
  • Cincinnati State’s Culinary Services Program
  • West Chester Chamber Alliance Bronze Sponsorship
  • Unified for Uganda
  • Hospice of the Bluegrass Fore Kids golf outing
  • Reds Community Foundation
  • The Crable Foundation
  • All for One Club at Xavier


Transportation Services

Since 1986, we have been an industry leader in third-party logistics and transportation services by all modes: truckload, LTL, expedited/air and intermodal. Back then, transportation brokerage services used to be pretty simple; find a truck, get the freight on the truck, get billed, bill, pay, then get paid.

But today, the entire transaction is much more complicated. It's not just transportation, but rather responsible transportation that drives all of our decisions. Tighter truck capacity, just-in-time manufacturing, carrier safety scores, vicarious liability, hours of service and many more factors now influence the decisions we make to get the freight delivered on-time and intact. Frankly, it's not just the safe-keeping of your freight anymore; it’s our safe-keeping of your business and your promises that counts the most.


Our Customer-Centric Approach

The core of our business has always been our Customer-Centric Approach. While other models and trends within the industry may come and go, we know keeping our clients’ needs as our central focus is key. No two clients are exactly alike, and with our Customer-Centric approach our clients can be sure their shipment is receiving the personal and specific attention it deserves.NO EMPTY PROMISESHonesty, integrity and discipline are just a few overused catchwords companies use to sell their service. At Kingsgate, while we often speak about each of these terms, we prefer to rely on our results and history to tell our story. In fact, we still do business with our very first client and the very first carrier we used to move their shipment. These strong relationships have continually built Kingsgate into what it is today - a company that delivers on its promises and commitments with the highest degree of consistency.

Transportation Solutions

With a blend of experience and technology that rivals any major 3PL, our more intimate and customer centric approach provides unique solutions to even the most complex needs. The often repeated advice of "do what you do best - get someone else to do the rest" is accentuated in outsourced transportation engagement. Companies that choose to outsource the transportation management function do so to gain the core competencies in design, technology, staff and experience. Nike® for example, is great at marketing and selling shoes, yet they do not own any of the assets to manufacture or deliver their shoes.  This allows them to focus on product development, engineering and customer satisfaction. Advancements in technology and the increased velocity in which business supply chains must perform require significant investments in transportation management systems (TMS). With an outsourced engagement not only are the investments already made but, 3PL systems are continually improved and upgraded. This provides access to best-in-class information systems. Kingsgate’s web-based TMS provides our clients with the latest technologies to manage the flow of information throughout your organization. Our investment (rather than yours)  in this technology frees up your resources to focus on your business.Just as no two customers are the same, no two solutions are the same. Our customer-centric approach to customize a solution to client specific needs sets us apart from traditional 3PL solutions and ensures our solution best supports the unique needs of each customer. Please contact us to schedule a free analysis and review of your current program.



Best-in-Class Technology

In today's transportation environment, big data is driving your decisions and ours. That's why we constantly push to stay ahead of the curve with best-in-class technologies to manage our business and your shipments. Our sophisticated technology platform enables us to instantly make decisions to arrange for the responsible and timely transport of every shipment.


Kingsgateship® gives you access and visibility to all shipments in process from entry to delivery and everywhere in between. Real-time integration with our TMS platform combined with our back-office support of this new shipment management tool helps you manage not only your freight, but your business. Additional services include self-invoicing, customized reporting, document retrieval, claims processing and more. This technology provides you with greater access, business-intelligence and control over your mission critical data needed to run your business.


We're Your "Go-To" Team

Since 1986, we have been privileged to serve our customers ranging from privately-held businesses to Fortune 100 companies. Our customers span all industries; chemicals, medical, energy, automotive, consumer goods, paper and many, many more. Just as our service offering isn’t limited to any single mode of transport, the clients we serve vary widely in size and product. We have more than 250 clients who rely on us as their "go to" team. We take care of everything from day-to-day shipping in addition to serving the most unique need anytime of the day, 365 days of the year.Fueled by an unbending commitment to excellence, we have grown to serve more than 2500 shippers and receivers across North America. The Customer-Centric approach by each member of our team supports our efforts to provide the most reliable and cost-effective transport services available. Committed to our founding principles of  Hard Work, Exemplary Service and Upholding the Highest Integrity we work every day to exceed our customers’ expectations. As one customer said, our concern for our reputation is only surpassed by our efforts to exceed customer expectations:
"...the Kingsgate website is the very best we use, it is unrivaled by any other carrier or third party we use." -Andy L

What Our Clients Have to Say...

"The Kingsgate organization, in my experience, is one of the few companies in Logistics/Supply Chain Management that consistently works to exceed their customer expectations. Their concern for their reputation is only surpassed by their concern for meeting customer requirements."
- Ron H.
"Kingsgate has a great track record responding to Gillette's promotional, high volume, time specific deliveries to our major accounts. Their support team works well with our suppliers with little direction from our Transportation Group. We see Kingsgate as a one stop source to accommodate the challenging promotional side of our business."
- Diane G.
"Kingsgate Transportation would best be described as our "go to" resource. We use them every day for the normal freight needs, but they have also become our solution for the out-of-the-ordinary shipments. They are a strategic partner and integral part of our distribution strategy."
- Dave T.

BPTW 2017 Winner




Work with an Industry Leader

We have always held our carrier resources in the highest regard and understand their critical role in helping us keep the promises made to our customers. To that end, we work every day to be the best possible broker to our carrier. It's that commitment that garnered us "Best Broker" recognition from the National Association of Small Trucking Companies (NASTC) - awarded to only the top 5% of all brokers in the country. Additionally, we also hold the distinction of being a P3 Partner of the Transportation Intermediaries Association (TIA) which recognizes companies with best practices and commits itself to the TIA Code of Ethics and serves as a "best practices" benchmark for brokerage operations.More important than accolades or recognition is our unbending commitment to the integrity of our daily carrier interaction. Every carrier can expect: timely pay on fairly negotiated prices, reasonable fuel surcharge consideration, accurate dispatch information and a respectful environment with no hidden surprises. We are committed to making it the best broker experience possible.If you are interested in signing up with our brokerage services please click here to download the carrier packet

Getting Started with Kingsgate

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Supplier Diversity


Developing relationships with minority-owned and women-owned carriers helps us build the best-in-class carrier base we need. It creates mutually beneficial relationships that expand Kingsgate's reach of activity. It helps build community infrastructure by providing employment, training, role models, buying from other minority and women-owned business and supporting community organizations. As a member of WBENC we are especially committed to supporting the mission to increase the use of Women-owned businesses.


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Kingsgate Transportation Services, Inc.

9100 West Chester Towne Centre, Suite 300
West Chester OH 45069
513-874-SHIP | 800-336-3441

If you would like more information on Kingsgate and the expansive transportation services we offer, please contact us.