Our Mission

R&S is committed to providing our clients with quality logistical solutions and to do this in a spirit of integrity, honor and excellence. 

OUR SOLUTIONS are structured to move us beyond an outsourced service provider to a 3PL and 4PL partner providing your company with a formula to accurately and effectively deliver end-to-end supply chain solutions. We have asset based warehousing, transportation, brokerage, rail, barge, consulting and biomass services.

R&S Story

R&S Logistics has its roots in the 20th century. But while our history begins there, in 2001 we made our jump into the Logistics market. And R&S has been growing a successful team from the beginning. Our services are moving us beyond other 3PL companies. This is accomplished by using the right business structure. Most 3PLs position themselves as an “outsource service provider.” But R&S has developed a 3PL “partnership company.” By remaining a provider only, we are a “serving” logistics team. R&S allows you to forget about your logistical concerns because we have you covered. Our operational formulas create excellent solutions for our “partners”. Accurate and effective delivery is the expectation of any client; but as a result of our experience, we make that expectation a reality. Excellent end-to-end supply chain solution is our proven benchmark.

meet the r&s team


David Schmid

Owner and Founder

David Schmid is the founder of R&S Logistics. He began building the R&S team in 2001. A University of Tennessee graduate in business, Schmid has been a part of the East Tennessee community all of his life. 

Schmid owns and operates warehouses in the metro Knoxville area. Besides his business interests, David is making an impact in Romania and Uganda. Through mission programs, he invests his life to support orphan care/children at risk.  He is also very active in business development in these countries. 

David and his wife stay busy raising six children.

Joe Michalik

Chief Operations Officer 

Joe Michalik has served as the Chief Executive Officer at R&S Logistics since 2011. Joe is an economics graduate from The University of Tennessee and also minored in Business Administration. Joe brought with him a background in construction, crane, and trucking.  Also, experience in the property management industries and extensive experience in building long-term relationships with clients.  

He is also an active member of the International Warehouse Logistics Association (IWLA) and the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP).

Joe, his wife and three children live in Knoxville.



R&S Partnership.

R&S Logistics is pleased and honored to partner with the following area Chamber’s of Commerce.

R&S Membership

R&S Logistics is also pleased and honored to serve as a member of the following organizations.


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