RRTS opens up two Northeast-based outbound LTL terminals
May 30, 2012
Non asset-based third-party logistics services provider Roadrunner Transportation Services (RRTS) said this week it has opened two new less-than-truckload (LTL) outbound terminals.
The terminals, which are opening on Monday, June 4, are located in Philadelphia, Pa. and Baltimore, Md. RRTS said the Philadelphia-based terminal will provide outbound service from southeastern Pennsylvania and southern New Jersey, and the Baltimore one will provide will provide outbound service from the mid-Atlantic region, which also includes the greater Richmond, Virginia area.
This announcement follows the rollout of an RRTS outbound LTL terminal in the metropolitan New York area in June 2011.
“With the successful opening of the New York metro outbound terminal, many new and existing customers have been asking us to expand our outbound capabilities into a broader geographic area,” said said Scott Dobak, President of Roadrunner’s LTL division, in a statement. “We have provided inbound service to the Northeast for many years. Building an equally strong outbound presence will enable us to better serve our customers and accelerate our growth in the region.”
In an interview with LM in June 2011, Dobak said that customer demand is the driver for new these new terminal openings as RRTS expands its domestic footprint into new territories and areas of the country.
And by expanding into the northeast Dobak said RRTS will now have the ability to use independent contractors to run these lanes. By opening up the Northeast on an outbound basis allows RRTS to run independent contractor capacity into the Northeast with a commitment to move freight back out of areas it serves.
With a larger domestic footprint, some of RRTS’ larger customers now will be able to use the company on an outbound basis that RRTS was not servicing before.
“Up to this point, we have been able to go out and grow our customer base to improve our quality and value,” said Dobak. “Now we are taking those same principles with our northeast operation, which we think will provide our customers with a very competitive offering, not only from a transit time and quality standpoint but also from a cost standpoint.”
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