MAT Express begins In 1985 both Edmundo Perez and Thomas Eggert were independent truck owner/operators contracted primarily with Airborne Express. They had a vision of one day forming their own transportation company to meet the challenges of the growing business sectors of San Diego, Los Angeles and Mexico. Thomas was married to Edmundo and Jessica Perez’s daughter, Diane. When these four multi-skilled, hard working, forward thinking individuals came together with their dream and a small pick-up and one 18 ft. bobtail truck, the MAT Express management team was in place. The M.A.T. initials originally stood for Mundo, Allen, and Tom. Allen Page was initially a short-term investor.
Business grew so rapidly that in less than two years M.A.T. Parcel Express moved to a larger and more modern facility on Trade Street in the Miramar area. In 1986 with 5,000 sq. ft. and eight trucks, the company now changed from hourly to an owner/operator system. As the company added new customers with varied challenges, Mundo, Tom, Jessica and Diane found the answers, purchased the equipment and made decisions to continue to grow the business.
In 1990 both Mundo and Tom joined Jessica and Diane in running the business full time. With their customer list increasing rapidly to include companies such as Beebas Creations, Boom Club, Quidel, Rohr Industries, Teledyne Ryan, US Air and other high profile businesses, MAT Express once again moved to a larger facility on Pacific Center Boulevard. Whether it was a medical emergency or an airplane that needed a crucial part, MAT Express continued to solidify their reputation of total service and consistent reliability.
It soon became apparent that additional locations in Los Angeles and Imperial Valley would be necessary to meet the exacting demands of the industry. These offices opened in 1989 for Los Angeles and 1990 for Imperial Valley.
In addition to pick-up and delivery transportation services, the company founders understood the importance of offering specialized services. Specialized services commanded the need for more space, bonded, secured space. Today more than ever this demand rings true. The firm offers warehousing, distribution, cross border and Maquiladora services, G.O.H. transfers, hazardous material transport, with an inbond licensed customs broker on staff. All of the above dictated that MAT Express move to its current 18,000 sq. ft. corporate headquarters location at 2719 Kurtz Street, Suite C, just minutes from Interstate 5 and San Diego’s airport facility Lindbergh Field.
Since shipments often exceeded 10,000 lbs., the name MAT Express no longer suited the company’s true reputation of providing door-to-door, hand-delivered shipments to oversize permit loads. 1999 saw the periods after the founders initials deleted, and the word “Parcel” dropped from the name. A strong identifiable logo was completed and was soon to be seen on trucks across the state of California. MAT Express produced corporate identity materials and registered the slogan – When time makes a difference.™ Freight brokers, shippers and consignees can count on MAT Express 365 days a year – 7 days a week – 24 hours a day.
MAT Express advantages
You can count on us to meet your time-sensitive shipping needs. It’s guaranteed.
At MAT Express a team of specialists coordinates your shipments. We work with you to develop the logistics to facilitate the efficient pick-up and delivery of your raw materials, in-process inventory, finished goods, or even a time-sensitive envelope to its destination. From point of origin to signed bill of lading, your important cargo is handled with care and attention. We continue to build our business by exceeding our customers’ expectations each and every time. It’s nice to know some things never change.
Truckload, Expedited Truckload, LCL/LTL, Van, Air Ride, Blanket Wrap, Full Container Loads, Hot Shot Service, Liftgate, E-Track, Trade Shows, Deferred Air Freight, Intermodal, Rollerbed, Small Parcel Service, Complete Logistics Management
International Traffic Specializing in Mexico, Cross Border Service, Maquiladora Support, All Forms of U.S. Customs and Import/Export Documentation, In-House Customs Brokerage.
Flatbed Traffic Specializing in Heavy Haul, Oversized/Overweight Loads, Tarped, Strapped, Drop Deck, Step Deck and any other unusual types of freight.
Specialized and Security
Oversized Permit Loads, Warehousing, Distribution, G.O.H., Airport Transfers, Hazardous Material Transportation and Storage, Updated Security System with Onsite State-of-the-art Camera and Monitoring Devices to Meet FAA Security Requirements, G.P.S. Tracking and Digital Imaging with Internet.
In today’s business climate receiving true just-in-time service and quality customer service are just two of the major challenges we help our customers meet 365 days a year!