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Cornerstone Systems Overview

Memphis, TN
51 to 200 employees
1997
Company - Private
Logistics & Supply Chain
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Recognized for our exceptional customer experience, Cornerstone Systems is a leading nationwide provider of solutions for transportation and logistics. We offer intermodal, railcar & railcar consolidation, truck brokerage, container drayage, LTL, on-site ... Read more

Mission: Cornerstone chose to create a purpose statement instead of a mission statement. Our purpose statement, the reason we were formed in 1997, is to Provide a Better Place for People to Work. Our core values are Integrity, Honesty, Respect, Loyalty and Never Satisfied.

Company Updates

  • Something positive for your Friday feed! How about this encouraging shout out to Mindy Rodgers from a fellow employee! We'd love to help move your next LTL shipment. Reach out today to see what all the hype is about. #customerservice #customersatisfaction #outstanding #leadershipmatters #teamworkmakesthedreamwork #TGIF #happyfriday #fridaymood

  • We have a winner! Account Executive Eric Isom wins the Pot of Gold filled with St. Patrick's Day prizes. His guess of 945 jelly beans was the closest to the actual number of 964. Congrats to Eric! (pictured with President/CEO Tim Clay) #StPatricksDay2020 #jellybeansrock #bestcorporateculture

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Cornerstone Systems – Why Work With Us?


How We Began

In April of 1997, the 21st to be exact, Cornerstone Systems was incorporated in the state of Tennessee. We started the company with four people in an empty 5,000 sq. ft. office space and six cell phones (talk about optimistic). Our goal was to create one of the finest transportation companies in the United States.

"We have always believed that the best way to care for our customers is to care about each employee and their families. People are what make Cornerstone Systems valuable to its customers. People doing their jobs, being involved and caring about our customers' freight is what we are about. We are all in this together and what sets us apart from our competitors is our focus on the customer and our employees."

Rick Rodell
Chairman/Founder

Cornerstone Today

Rick indeed met his goal.  Cornerstone has grown into one of the finest transportation companies in the United States.  Still privately held and operated, Cornerstone Systems is a leading nationwide provider of solutions for transportation and logistics, offering intermodal, railcar & railcar consolidation, truck brokerage, container drayage, on-site logistics, warehousing & transloading services and more.  Now with offices located all over the country, and service coverage that spans all of North America, Cornerstone’s proven professionals vow to offer Rock Solid Transportation Solutions.  As a nationally recognized award winning company, Cornerstone Systems is the clear choice for Rock Solid Results.


Employee Owned Company

Our Employees Take Personal Responsibility For the Success of Every Shipment And the Satisfaction of Every Client

Cornerstone Systems offers many options and freight solutions. We take pride in what we call customer longevity. Our top customers have stayed with us for over 10+ years and there are many reasons why. Cornerstone is able to offer the best of  both worlds – Asset Experience with Non-Asset Flexibility.

Why Choose Cornerstone?

So why is Cornerstone an award winning organization? How do we maintain an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau year after year? Simple. Our employees make it happen. They take a personal interest in our customers and their freight.

TRANSPORTATION SOLUTIONS

Let’s work together to determine which option is the most cost and service effective for your freight.

  • INTERMODAL
  • OVER-THE-ROAD TRUCK
  • RAILCAR/RAILCAR CONSOLIDATION
  • CONTAINER DRAYAGE
    • DOMESTIC TRANSPORTATION FOR INTERNATIONAL CARGO
  • LTL
  • WAREHOUSING/TRANSLOADING
  • LOGISTICS
    • ON-SITE, SINGLE SOURCE, DEDICATED
  • SPECIAL PROJECTS

SUPPLY CHAIN SOLUTIONS

  • SUPPLY CHAIN CONSULTING & MODELING
  • END-TO-END, INTEGRATED TRANSPORTATION SOLUTIONS
  • WAREHOUSE & DISTRIBUTION OPTIMIZATION
  • LABOR MANAGEMENT
  • OUTSOURCED SUPPLY CHAIN & LOGISTICS SERVICES (Complete or A La Carte)

VALUE ADDED SERVICES

  • QA Process
  • Kitting
  • Packaging
  • Product Fulfillment
  • VMI Solutions
  • Reverse Logistics
  • And More...

Customer Care

  • Request a Rate
  • Request a POD
  • Track/Trace Your Shipment
  • File a Freight Claim / Damage Report
  • Account Access 1
  • Account Access 2

Shipper Forms

  • Broker Shipper Agreement
  • HazMat - Shipper Agreement
  • Credit Application and Agreement

Cornerstone Forms / Information

  • Certificate of Insurance
  • Broker's Operating Authority
  • Surety Bond
  • HazMat Certificate of Registration
  • SmartWay Registration

Set Up Packets & Contracts

  • Broker Motor Carrier Set Up
  • Broker Drayage-Intermodal Set Up


Cornerstone Systems 1997 - 2017, Celebrating 20 Years!

  • Founded on April 21, 1997 by Founder/Chairman Rick Rodell
  • Now Employee-Owned (ESOP)
  • "Then and Now" - Click Here to Read More

(Photo - Our awesome 20th Anniversary t-shirt design team.  #Lucky13)


Cornerstone Systems Reviews

  • "A Better Place for People to Work"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Memphis, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cornerstone Systems full-time

    Pros

    The culture is what stands out the most for me. Every department is managed differently which allows for upcoming leaders to learn from various leadership styles. Despite the differences, the core values remain the same and the purpose of Cornerstone is fulfilled; "to provide a better place for people to work".

    In order to fit in at Cornerstone, you have to embrace the culture and continuously improve. We do not settle for mediocrity and excellence is what we stand for. It's not a good fit for everyone but for those that are willing to learn and go the extra mile, you'll look forward to walking in everyday and serving your colleagues and of course your customers.

    Cons

    I cannot think of any

    Advice to Management

    Keep pushing for excellence, nothing less.

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Cornerstone Systems Interviews

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    Anonymous Employee in Portsmouth, VA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Cornerstone Systems (Portsmouth, VA).

    Interview

    Very long interview about 90 minutes showing me the office and sitting with different people in different poisons in the office itself. with meeting with all department heads. Was called the next day and offered a job but it didn't start for about three weeks,

    Interview Questions

    • where do you see yourself in 5 years   1 Answer
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Cornerstone Systems Awards & Accolades

  • Top Freight Brokerage Firms, Transport Topics, 2016
  • Who's Who in North American Logistics & Supply Chain Management, Armstrong & Associates, 2016
  • Top 100 Private Conpanies, Memphis Business Journal, 2016
  • Top 100 U.S. Domestic Transportation Management / Freight Brokers, Armstrong & Associates, 2015
  • Great Supply Chain Partner, SupplyChainBrain, 2016
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