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About Us

Our Chairman/CEO

Carol Gray McCarthy attended Pennsylvania State University majoring in Political Science. For the majority of her career prior to assuming the role of Chairman/CEO of Westwood Cartage, Inc., Carol was a Financial Planner, working in the insurance and investment fields. While doing so, Carol received the highest awards for ethics, performance and knowledge.

Carol is on several Boards, including The Endowment for the Advancement of Psychotherapy at Massachusetts General Hospital, The Mr. 59 Foundation, Safehouse of the Desert, and The John J. McCarthy, Jr, Fund for Pancreatic Cancer Research at MGH.

Carol also established The Carol Gray McCarthy Charitable Foundation which supports numerous charities as well as charitable endeavors throughout the world.

Our History

The Trans-Lease Group, Inc., a third generation operation, has been consistently in business for over 125 years, having been started by the late John J. McCarthy, Jr.'s grandfather, Joseph J. McCarthy, with horse and buggies delivering coal and ice to families and businesses in the Brockton and Easton areas of MA. The Trans-Lease Group, Inc. is the parent Company of Westwood Cartage, Inc.

Upon the death of his father, at age 14, John J. McCarthy, Sr. took over day to day operations of the business, turning it into American Transport Associates, the largest privately held trucking company in the US. He later sold a large portion of this Company In the early 60's to Ryder Transportation, helping them become the force in trucking that they are today.

Over sixty years ago, Westwood Cartage, Inc. was established to handle both long and short haul, driver leasing, dedicated transportation and government contracts. John J. McCarthy. Jr, became the third generation as he took over the Company. Today, there are two divisions of Westwood Cartage ... the Cranston, RI division handling long and short haul for many Fortune 500 companies and the Springfield, MA, division handling the Post Office contracts.

In July, 2009, John J. McCarthy, Jr. passed away suddenly. His spouse, Carol Gray McCarthy, immediately took over as Chairman/CEO, a role she still maintains. The Company was able to continue with business as usual, keeping the same loyal management, staff and clientele.

Today, Westwood Cartage, Inc. continues to grow to new heights while maintaining the same principles upon which it was founded over 125 years ago.

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