UPS Freight opens up new facility in Indianapolis
August 14, 2013
In a continued effort to improve service and maintain an efficient network through the Midwest, UPS Freight, the less-than-truckload (LTL) subsidiary of transportation and logistics bellwether UPS, opened up a second facility in Indianapolis, Ind. on Monday.
The new facility on 1505 S. Holt Rd. is comprised of 72 doors, and UPS officials said that it will provide service to shippers in eastern Greater Indianapolis and areas north and south of the metro region, including Anderson, Muncie and Columbus. UPS Freight’s other Indianapolis facility on 3747 W. Morris St., which is comprised of 80 doors, will serve the western metropolitan area, company officials said.
“Adding the East Indianapolis facility to our network will allow UPS Freight to better serve our current customers in the area and welcome new customers throughout central Indiana,” said Jack Holmes, president of UPS Freight, in a statement. “We’re looking forward to continued growth in the Midwest, and this new facility will help expand our capacity in that region.”
UPS said both of its UPS Freight Indianapolis facilities are located near several thoroughfares, including interstates 65, 70, 74, and 465.
A UPS spokesperson told LM that UPS Freight’s W. Morris Street location was experiencing excellent volume growth, and, in order to ensure that it would be able to continue handling customers’ freight efficiently, it needed additional building capacity (number of doors) to serve the Greater Indianapolis and central Indiana area.
“The [new] S. Holt Street service center gives UPS Freight the ability to put more drivers on the road throughout central Indiana, something that will allow us to serve the needs of our growing customer base in that area,” the spokesperson said. “In some cases, this also will allow us to deliver earlier and pick up later in the day while still maintaining the quality service our customers have come to expect. The additional Indianapolis facility also will allow our customers to grow their businesses right alongside UPS Freight.”
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