SHIFT Freight expands services in five states
February 22, 2016
Light asset-based less-than-truckload (LTL) carrier SHIFT Freight recently announced it has expanded its service offering to five new states for inbound and outbound shipments, as well as added liftgate service for pickups and deliveries.
SHIFT’s business model is somewhat different from a traditional LTL carrier in that it utilizes its own equipment from a Pick Up standpoint and also uses Best-in-Class Delivery carriers for deliveries. The company’s president Joe Bartone explained in a 2015 interview that a major difference between SHIFT and other light asset-based carriers is “we pride ourselves on a customer experience and a price point that might be higher than most light asset-based carriers but much cheaper than the asset-based carriers, while not compromising service.”
SHIFT said that it will deliver inbound and outbound shipments from Missouri and Nebraska, as well as some parts of Kansas and South Dakota, which it said will increase its national footprint by 15 percent. And it added that it will provide inbound shipments into Arizona for shipments originating in the Midwest and Southeast.
This news follows other recent expansion-related announcements from SHIFT, including:
- adding 1,400 new direct points in Michigan and Ohio; and
- opening the first East to West outbound markets servicing the Midwest and Southeast to California in September 2015, an effort comprised of delivering California-bound shipments from Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Tennessee, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama and Florida, increasing its outbound footprint by 20 percent along with announcing the delivery expansion to 1239 new direct points in Virginia from the California outbound market
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