We’re big enough to get you there, but small enough to care about each shipment.

Northern Star Services, is a full service Transportation and Logistics Management company based in Virginia. We’re able to cater to all your requirements in the logistics industry. We leverage our relationships, systems, and experiences to improve your freight processes and maximize the value of every transportation dollar you spend. At Northern Star Services, we’re committed to maintaining the highest possible standards of service in every aspect of our business.

Our Mission

Our mission is to offer to our shippers and customers; reliability, flexibility, cost savings, time savings, and commitment to quality and transparency in order to meet their needs.

Our History

Northern Star Services began with Alvin and Verna Archer. After life long careers in both transportation services and the US Department of Treasury, both Alvin and Verna wanted to do something more. Through humble beginnings, Alvin and Verna approached their entrepreneurial partnership in the same way they approached their life, their church, and their marriage: with dedication, loyalty and faith. With Alvin the consummate businessman and Verna with a head for numbers and logistics, they knew in their hearts this company was destined for greatness.

Northern Star Services strives to become a specialist in all modes of transportation.


Our Beliefs

Global Reach

As your freight transportation and logistics expert, Northern Star Services allows you to move your cargo by Air, Land or Sea.

Market Strength

Our network provides you with access to a growing global marketplace through a network of supply chain, transportation, business and related information services.

Value Added

Our goal is to add value to our clients, associates and business partners through consistent pursuit of excellence and commitment to our shared values.

Amazing Support

Our commitment to excellence is reflected in our highly committed team, who serve our customers with the highest quality; this builds relationships while exceeding industry standards.

Global Movement

We deliver excellent service, greater value, on time performance, reliability and cost effectiveness for all of your shipping needs.

Solid Ground Game

At Northern Star Services, we take personal accountability of your freight to ensure communication throughout the process. We have the ability to match a solution to your needs that makes sense for your business whether it be dry van, refrigerated, flat bed, or intermodal.

Flexibility at Our Core

Not only will we manage your everyday logistics needs, we will also provide solutions for your challenging surge volumes, overflow, origin management, private fleet turn back, carrier turn downs, special projects, or other logistics needs.