An Inspiring Vision

The Samra family entered the trucking industry with an inspiring vision: to build a company unlike any that they had seen or worked at before - a company where people came before anything else, where determined employees could be paired with the latest superior equipment and backed up by advanced technologies.

We also wanted to create an environment where customers could become more than just business acquaintances, where customers could actually become partners.

A History Of Proven Success

Founded as a family-owned and operated business, the Samra family took Capital Express Lines to the road as an independent carrier in January of 2001. While initially starting with just a single truck, Capital Express Lines has since experienced tremendous, yet steady, growth.

We attribute our execution of our founding vision for the rapid results with a level of performance that exceeded any other local freight carrier. This is when our pursuit of excellence truly took off.

Since our journey started, over two decades ago, we have consistently earned our reputation as a premier carrier in the Western USA. We are now well known for our focus on, and excellence in, the dry van Full Truck Load freight category.

 

People-Oriented Growth, Customer Satisfaction Driven

Since the beginning, Capital Express Lines has been influenced by the philosophy that success starts and ends with people. Our organization has succeeded for three main reasons:

  • First, we continuously equip our employees with outstanding tools and technologies, training and challenging them to meet the highest performance standards.
  • Second, we listen to our employees, encouraging their proactive problem-solving skills, and fostering their desire to improve our organization from within.
  • Third, our collaborative efforts with strategic partners creates the new and innovative ideas that are needed to solve persistent problems and to ensure our future success.

 

Continuing The Tradition

We are well known as a trusted asset-based carrier that is highly focused on the Full Truck Load dry van segment. Capital Express Lines routinely offers Critical Capacity and Dedicated Capacity capabilities to our Customers. Our award-winning service matched with our pursuit of excellence is what has always characterized Capital Express Lines and our dedicated employees.

2001

January 1, 2001

2001

A single tractor was purchased. The company was now able to begin operations.

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2002

January 1, 2002

Our new corporate logo was designed and rolled out.

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2002

February 1, 2002

2002

A second unit was added with the purchase of a new Kenworth. This new rig showcased the company’s current colors.

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2006

January 1, 2006

2006

Now that we have grown to 15 trucks in operation, we purchased a 3-acre terminal in West Sacramento.

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2009

January 1, 2009

2009

We ordered 50 new Duraplate trailers from Wabash Corp for the growing fleet. Our Drop and Hook service for customers is growing.

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2010

January 1, 2010

2010

We ordered 20 new Kenworth tractors, each with the Cummins engine.

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2012

January 1, 2012

2012

We purchased a 14-acre terminal in West Sacramento to accommodate the rapidly growing fleet. The property is complete with a 50,000 sq ft warehouse and shop.

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2013

January 1, 2013

2013

We put in an order for 20 new Cascadia Evolution tractors from Freightliner. Each is equipped with the state-of-the-art Detroit DD15 engine.

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2015

January 1, 2015

Due to our great success with the Cascadia trucks with Detroit engines, we order another 30 more.

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2016

January 1, 2016

2016

We celebrated a milestone of 15 years in business.

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2016

April 25, 2016

We completed the purchase of our new truck Terminal in SE Sacramento

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2016

August 1, 2016

We completed the purchase of 18 new Freightliner trucks.

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2017

January 1, 2017

Move into our new South East Sacramento truck Terminal – 79,000 SF of offices and warehousing, and a 7.5 acre yard

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2017

December 21, 2017

Christmas came early this year. We finalized the purchase for 10 new Freightliner trucks.

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2018

December 27, 2018

Maybe the post-Christmas sales were just too compelling. We couldn’t resist purchasing another 14 Freightliner and Volvo trucks.

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2019

November 15, 2019

Just in time to give thanks at Thanksgiving. We completed the purchase of another 10 new Freightliner trucks.

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2020

April 2, 2020

All hands on deck to keep the fleet moving during the pandemic – a locked down population is counting on us.

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2020

July 2, 2020

We installed a new ERP system specific to the transportation and freight industry – McLeod, welcome to the Capital Express Lines team!

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2020

September 24, 2020

We completed the purchase of another 15 new Freightliner trucks

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2021

January 1, 2021

The supply chain madness continues. The world requires continuous adaptation from freight companies like us, in order to keep our customers functioning.

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2021

December 1, 2021

Staying true to our regular habit of investing in modern equipment, we completed the purchase of 10 new Freightliner trucks.

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2022

October 10, 2022

We finalized the purchase of another 5 new Freightliner trucks.

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2024

May 16, 2024

We rolled out our new GPS and wireless tracking and in-cab/driver technologies. Samsara, welcome to the Capital Express Lines team!

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2024

May 28, 2024

Reorganization and expansion of our sales and marketing department to keep up with our growth.

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