In the logistics and transport market since 1984, founded the first company when he was only 23 years old: Fregal. In 1989, when the opening of the boarders in the European market was foreseen, he established a joint-venture with the French company Graveleau, introducing the brand in the Portuguese market. At the end of the 1990's, Graveleau Portugal became part of the Dachser Group, the company where José Cardoso occupied the position of Managing Director in Portugal. In March 2013, he occupied the position of CEO in KLOG. In March 2013, he occupied the position of managing director in KLOG.