Subscribe to our free, weekly email newsletter!


Pitt Ohio expands its national footprint through Reliance Network partnership

By Jeff Berman, Group News Editor
April 27, 2012

Pittsburgh-based regional less-than-truckload (LTL) carrier Pitt Ohio is taking steps to extend its footprint westward.

As part of The Reliance Network—a consortium of regional less-than-truckload (LTL) carriers, including Pitt Ohio, Mountain Valley Express, Peninsula Truck Lines, Averitt Express, Canadian Freightways/Kingsway Transport, Lakeville Motor Express, and Land Air Express of New England—the company announced the launch of TRNet Express, which Pitt Ohio is offering in conjunction with Mountain Valley Express, a Manteca, Calif.-based regional LTL services provider.

Pitt Ohio said TRNet Express offers 2- and 3-business day deliveries when customers ship at the end of the week, explaining that when customers ship freight on Thursday or Friday to points in California, Arizona, and Nevada.

“Based on growing freight volumes in this lane we identified an opportunity to improve our service by using scheduled team transportation across the continent,” said Pitt Ohio EVP/Chief Marketing Officer Geoff Muessig in an interview with LM.

Muessig added that for shippers will benefit from TRNet Express because of less handling and faster transit service, which is imperative for things like haz mat and high-value shipments. Prior to the launch of TRNet Express, Pitt Ohio and Mountain Valley Express only ran teams on certain days of the week for these lanes.

“Shipments picked up at the end of the week benefit from the fact that they are in transit over the weekend,” said Muessig. “A shipment picked up in NJ on Friday will deliver in CA on Tuesday. We cover 93 percent of the CA population with our TRNET Express lane service.”

Established in 2008, the objective of The Reliance Network is to create a unified cross-continent coalition for all freight services, according to officials.  Since its inception, it has generated more than $1 billion in revenues, which is notable considering at the time of its launch most trucking companies were saddled with double-digit tonnage decline.
The Reliance Network basically functions as a provider of seamless, national LTL, truckload and supply chain freight services.

Instead of managing shipments with multiple carriers to service their regional, national and worldwide shipping needs, shippers can work directly with their local Reliance Network member. Through The Reliance Network, shippers have the value of a strong chain of experienced transportation specialists while continuing to work with the provider they’ve already grown to trust.

About the Author

Jeff Berman headshot
Jeff Berman
Group News Editor

Jeff Berman is Group News Editor for Logistics Management, Modern Materials Handling, and Supply Chain Management Review. Jeff works and lives in Cape Elizabeth, Maine, where he covers all aspects of the supply chain, logistics, freight transportation, and materials handling sectors on a daily basis. .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).


Subscribe to Logistics Management magazine

Subscribe today. It's FREE!
Get timely insider information that you can use to better manage your
entire logistics operation.
Start your FREE subscription today!

Recent Entries

Putting the renewed strength in the truckload market into a very positive perspective is a report issued by Avondale Partners analyst Donald Broughton, which was released yesterday. Entitled, “Q2’15 Trucking Capacity; Goldilocks Era Continues,” Broughton explained that in the second quarter only 70 truckload fleets failed, or exited the business. That number may seem high to some, but it is not, especially when you consider that the second quarter of 2014 saw more than five times as many truckload carriers, 375 to be exact, exit the business.

Global demand remains stable as packaging equipment providers of all sizes shift focus

Six straight days without a ship waiting for berth

Freight forwarders were relieved to learn yesterday that U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) would be delaying its Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) implementation.

The Institute for Supply Management’s (ISM) August edition of the Manufacturing Report on Business saw its PMI, the ISM’s index to measure growth, fall 1.6 percent to 51.1, following a 0.8 percent decline to 52.7 in July. Even with the relatively slow growth over the last two months, the PI has been at 50 or higher for 31 consecutive months.

Article Topics

News · PITT OHIO · LTL · The Reliance Network · All topics

Comments

Post a comment
Commenting is not available in this channel entry.


© Copyright 2015 Peerless Media LLC, a division of EH Publishing, Inc • 111 Speen Street, Ste 200, Framingham, MA 01701 USA