Automobile assembly line | Automotive logistics

Automotive Logistics

C.H. Robinson helps you streamline your automotive supply chain, manage risk, reduce costs, and decrease emissions. Get capacity solutions tailored to your automotive business and data-driven insights to inform continuous improvement opportunities.

Join us at the 2023 Automotive Logistics & Supply Chain Global Conference

Learn what the future supply chain footprint and network will look like as new value chains, new manufacturing and logistics hubs, and trade flows develop across the US, Mexico and Canada.

Automotive Supply Chain Solutions

Trust the leader in automotive logistics

Optimize performance while keeping costs down. From consistently meeting your customers' demand and service expectations, to navigating new and complex opportunities like nearshoring. Let our industry expertise work for you.

C.H. Robinson works with the vast majority of top 100 tier 1 automotive suppliers and top 10 Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs).

We can help power your automotive logistics strategy.

What sets our automotive logistics solutions apart

Automotive experts & experience

Keep your manufacturing process on track and on schedule with experienced supply chain experts who have local expertise in critical automotive markets like Mexico.

Global scale & reliable capacity

Anticipate, strategize, and solve for your planned and unplanned freight needs using flexible, reliable, multimodal solutions across truckload, less than truckload (LTL), consolidation, ocean, cross-border, and more.

Industry leading technology 

Continuously improve by leveraging best-in-class technology combined with data-driven insights to help identify new opportunities.

Automotive logistics services for every segment

C.H. Robinson works with the largest, most sophisticated shippers in the world and we have the automotive logistics solutions and strategies to support your goals.

Tier 1 & Tier 2 Suppliers | Automotive logistics

Tiered suppliers

  • Streamline inbound shipping with solutions tailored to your business
  • Strategize and execute against both planned and unplanned shipments
  • Strengthen your supply chain with industry-leading cross-border and consolidation services

Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) auto parts| Automotive logistics


  • Track, manage, and reduce emissions
  • Proactively prepare and execute against your unplanned shipments with expedited services
  • Streamline your cross-border shipping with our 100+ years of experience in Canada and 30+ years in Mexico

Aftermarket auto parts | Automotive supply chain


  • Strengthen your retail strategies with our expertise and scale, with over 7,500 retail customers
  • Plan for and proactively prepare for holiday surge

C.H. Robinson Dedicated experts

Leverage our team of dedicated automotive experts

  • Industry-leading automotive supply chain expertise and experience, across the globe in key automotive markets.
  • 24/7 support just right for the just-in-time nature of the automotive industry.
  • People you can rely on who understand your unique business needs, and tailor solutions to accelerate your success.

See what our experts can do for you.

Success stories: Automotive supply chain

Tier 1 auto supplier saves big

A Tier 1 supplier of motor vehicle chassis and bodies for first response vehicles saw freight prices increase and on-time performance diminish.

C.H. Robinson automotive supply chain experts discovered key operational differences between the supplier’s business units, causing inefficiencies and delays.

After implementing the recommended automation techniques, the supplier’s budget is back on track with first-year savings projected at approximately $1.2 million.

Mazda trucks lined up for global shipping

Redefining imports for Mazda Australia

After implementing solutions from C.H. Robinson, Mazda Australia reduced air freight costs by 23%, realized substantial savings on ocean imports, and identified duty refund opportunities.

C.H. Robinson in the news

Explore recent news articles and publications to see how C.H. Robinson is leading the automotive supply chain industry.

C.H. Robinson new facility in Laredo, Texas, has the capacity to handle as many as 350 shipments a day.

C.H. Robinson expands border footprint with major facility in Texas

Forklifts operate inside a C.H. Robinson cross dock facility in Laredo, Texas.

As cross-border trade explodes, C.H. Robinson grows footprint in Laredo

New 400,000-square-foot facility is in Laredo, now the largest commercial port of entry in the U.S.

C.H. Robinson builds new freight facility in Texas, reflecting Mexico's growing importance