Large enough to provide national services, small and flexible to fit your specific needs.

  In 2016, Mark Motley purchased Cockrell Logistics Services’ south Richmond location and it became Motleys Logistic Systems, a company realigned to maximize its location and services to best meet the needs of its clients. With the same great staff in place, MLS will carry on the operational and customer service standards which made Cockrell a leader in the industry for many years. 


In 1944 H.C. Cockrell opened the HC Cockrell Bonded Storage Company in Richmond, Virginia. He began his business in a 19,000 square foot rented building storing material being used by the government for World War II. From these very humble beginnings, Cockrell Logistics Services evolved into a business totaling 600,000 square feet and with a reputation as a major Logistics player on the East Coast-Mid Atlantic States. 

Dryage to and from Port of Richmond

Local Service, National Reach

 Unlike a lot of logistics companies, Motleys Logistic Systems is locally owned and operated in Richmond allowing you to work directly with the staff that is handling your goods. MLS is large enough to offer the services you need locally and nationally, yet small enough to be flexible and on-call at all times. 

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We are proud of the team we have at Motleys Logistics. At the helm, Oscar Adkins has worked at this location when it Cockrell Logistics and now, Motleys Logistics, for 40 years. If there is a person in the industry who knows this business inside and out, it’s Oscar. Whatever your storage, warehousing or logistics needs, call Oscar for a creative, flexible solution.