Decades of Experience

Uncommon Carrier was founded in 1981 with the vision of providing carrier services that were uncommonly a step above what other service providers were offering. Through strong leadership and a commitment to service excellence, we have become a leading provider of transportation, warehousing and logistic services in the New York / New Jersey metro area. Our leadership team brings decades of experience and success to all of our customers.

Tim Shea, Founder and President

Tim Shea, President of Uncommon Carrier has been in the logistics and transportation industry his entire adult life. Tim started Uncommon Carrier, Inc. over 36 years ago with a 1968 Mack Straight Truck he purchased from Barnes & Noble, hauling books and spices into New York City. Incorporated in 1981, Uncommon Carrier has grown into a full-service transportation and warehousing company.  Uncommon Carrier invested heavily in specialized equipment leading to becoming a specialist in the Import/Export overweight market. Tim is constantly striving to provide employee satisfaction and exceed the expectations of our customers.

In 2003 Tim started Uncommon Logistics, a non-asset based logistics provider, to better service his customers with designed Logistic Solutions. UCL provides service to its customers throughout the US and Canada.

Tim possesses a unique range of skills and experience delivering best practices and leadership to a wide variety of customers and organizations.

Michael Craig, Vice President

Mike Craig is Vice President, at Uncommon Carrier & Uncommon Logistics, where he is responsible for operations, customer service, new customer implementation and solution optimization.

Mike is an accomplished leader, with more than 25 years of operational experience in distribution and manufacturing. Prior to joining Uncommon, Mike held several senior level positions with Kuehne + Nagel and Ceva Logistics. Mike also spent several years as a consultant to the logistics and distribution industry, where he managed operations as well as new customer and facility startups. Mike has opened and operated contract logistics sites specializing in E commerce, B2B distribution and cross dock operations.

Mike’s experience includes providing logistics solutions to companies within the Pharmaceutical, Food Ingredients and FMCG industries.