History

Ability Tri-Modal Transportation Services is a third generation privately held Third Party Transportation Logistics, Warehousing, and Distribution Services Company that was created by Josh Owen of Tri-Modal Distribution Services. Josh Owen’s father, Greg Owen, started Tri-Modal Distribution Services in 1982 as a result of impact of de-regulation on the trucking industry. Bill Owen was the founding father of the Owen family of companies which started in 1947 as City Transfer with early acquisitions of Atlantic Transfer, Anaheim Truck & Transfer which evolved into City Freight Lines for cartage and drayage business and then City Distribution Services for warehousing services. 

With over 60 years of expertise in the transportation industry and strong leadership activity in the California Trucking Association and American Trucking Association, including two CTA Past Presidents, Ability/Tri-Modal is committed to being a world-class third party logistics provider.


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