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RoadOne Places the Focus on S3

American Journal of TransportationSeptember 23, 2013
RoadOne places the focus on S3
RoadOne’s strategy is to be a new kind of trucking company – a full service logistics business built around the S3 concept: ‘Single Source Solution.’

Launched January 2013 by Boston area industry veterans Ken Kellaway and David McLaughlin, RoadOne IntermodaLogistics is one of a new breed of full service trucking companies that is dedicated to offering customers integrated, high-value transportation and logistics services. With a suite of comprehensive services and key e-commerce connections, RoadOne offers customized solutions that deliver supply chain improvements that address today’s economic challenges, such as greater efficiencies, better inventory management, and speed to market.

Ken Kellaway, President & CEO, of RoadOne, says the “single source solution – S3” concept is built around tailoring an array of intermodal and logistics services to fit the customer’s needs, whether those needs are regional truckload or international and domestic intermodal services ranging throughout North America. For example, “Hannaford Supermarkets, a Northeast grocery chain with nearly 200- stores, has signed with us to handle their warehouse operations and local delivery to all retail locations. This provides them with greater visibility to their inbound product shipments resulting in better inventory management and customer satisfaction at the store level,” Kellaway remarked.

RoadOne has also inked an exclusive agreement with Disney Stores to provide import container deliveries from port and rail ramp locations throughout the U.S. As Kellaway noted, “Disney signed with us due to our extensive national network and ability to provide fast cycle times and on-time delivery for optimal supply chain performance.” Other national RoadOne clients using their single source services include: Hapag Lloyd, Staples, BJ’s Wholesale, Ikea, and Union Pacific Railroad.
The Randolph, MA-based logistics provider has been built from the “road up” to be a full service intermodal company whose services include everything from container drayage, dedicated trucking, transloading to warehouse management for a diversified client base that includes: ocean carriers, railroads, third party logistics providers, and BCOs (beneficial cargo owners).

RoadOne IntermodaLogistics, with over 1,000-trucks, 40-container terminal locations, and 60-million sq/ft of warehouse capacity spread across 100-warehouse locations in North America, is positioned to offer customers flexible, scalable end-to-end freight handling solutions throughout the U.S.

RoadOne Suite of Services

At the core of RoadOne’s North American service portfolio is intermodal trucking. The company provides domestic and international container drayage services at all major rail ramps and interchanges, and ports. RoadOne addresses the fluctuating chassis market by offering global shippers customized chassis programs that meet their specific needs.
Secure, customs bonded container terminal services and domestic trailer pool management including the critical and often overlooked M&R (maintenance and repair) is available nationwide.
RoadOne’s truckload services range from regional, common and contract, dedicated fleet programs, and retail delivery. These services are customized to meet the customer’s unique needs, as was the case with Hannaford.

Affiliate E*Fill America offers compatible services including 100 warehouse locations nationwide with a variety of distribution and value added services such as transloading, cross docking, and fulfillment.

September 23, 2013
Tying all of these services together is RoadOne’s robust, integrated technology platform, Tru-Vision, which provides end-to-end supply chain visibility with event and exception management. Web-based or via EDI connection, users access the system to manage freight in transit, as well as pay invoices and create customized reports.

Building for the Future

RoadOne has ambitious plans for future growth to fill out their ‘single source’ concept. Along with expanding their dedicated fleet and adding more terminals, they are addressing today’s trucking industry challenges by launching a Green Fleet Driver Program. This will assist RoadOne owner – operator drivers with the purchase of newer, more environmentally friendly trucks. The program features an attractive lease to buy program with competitive pricing. Innovative, ongoing programs such as Green Fleet will be used by RoadOne to advance driver recruitment.

Another new development is the establishment of a new agent-based business model with QLS Logistic Services, a RoadOne affiliate. QLS recently acquired US Intermodal, Inc., an intermodal trucking and drayage company, which will serve as the foundation of a new nationwide agent drayage and brokerage business, US IntermodaLogistics. This new agent model will effectively expand RoadOne’s North American intermodal service network by broadening the company’s reach into new markets, as well as supporting established markets. Currently, US IntermodaLogistics has locations in Chicago, Norfolk and New Jersey.

To support ambitious growth and prosperity, a company needs a strong foundation. At RoadOne IntermodaLogistics, Kellaway believes that their strength is based on their philosophy of reliability, tenacity, safety, integrity, and loyalty, which is at the center of their single source vision.

Wheels on the ground: a family tradition

RoadOne CEO Ken Kellaway is no stranger to the logistics business. In 1935, Arthur Kellaway, his grandfather, started Kellaway Warehouse Corporation just outside of Boston. He was joined by his son, Ken Sr. who expanded the business throughout the 1960s and 70s. In 1987, Ken Kellaway, Jr. entered the business and expanded their trucking, distribution, and related intermodal service portfolio under the Kellaway Group name. This effort of linking warehousing and trucking services soon made Kellaway the house carrier for many major companies in the Northeast.

By developing strong links with steamship lines, Kellaway refined the Group’s strategy and concentrated on the international container transportation segment of the market. Their success soon made the Kellaway Group the largest privately held intermodal provider in the Northeast.

In 1993, David McLaughlin joined Kellaway as President of Kellaway Intermodal & Distribution Systems. He and Ken Kellaway are still partners today. Both Ken and David are graduates of the highly respected Babson College.

Kellaway Intermodal & Distribution Systems eventually became one of the founding companies of RoadLink, where Kellaway and McLaughlin served on the leadership team for over twelve years.

With the launch of RoadOne, Kellaway and McLaughlin Sr. are back in Boston where it all began and are adding a new generation to their ranks. They’re joined by their sons, Kendall Kellaway and David McLaughlin Jr., who are also graduates of Babson.
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RoadOne IntermodaLogistics Strengthens Leadership Team

RoadOne IntermodaLogistics Strengthens Leadership Team

–       Addition of four VPs to executive team positions business for long-term growth –

Randolph, Massachusetts, September 9, 2013 – RoadOne IntermodaLogistics, a leading single source intermodal, distribution, and logistics services company, announces today the appointment of a new, industry-leading executive team to position RoadOne for strong, continuous growth.

The new team includes:

  • Larry Cuddy, Vice President Commercial Strategy & Client Solutions:  Larry is an accomplished logistics and supply chain professional with a strong 20 year history in business development, solutions design, transportation management, and IT solutions.  Prior to RoadOne, Larry was Sr. Director, Client Solutions Supply Chain at Estes Express Lines, Inc.  His experience also includes senior sales positions at 3PD, Exel and Velocity Express.
  • Vincent Costagno, Vice President of Sales:  In this marketing role, Vince will be responsible for client development in the Midwest region and select national accounts.  He comes to RoadOne with a wide range of transportation and logistics experience having held key positions at CSX Intermodal, C&K Trucking, and Roadlink USA.
  • Mark Pontarelli, Vice President of Agent Development:  Will drive the expansion of agent partner solutions at RoadOne’s new agent-based affiliate, QLS Logistic Services and its agent drayage business, US IntermodaLogistics.  Most recently, Mark was owner of US Intermodal, Inc. where he established agent-based terminals in New Jersey, Norfolk, and Chicago.  Prior experience includes managing the Midwest intermodal operations for MOL and OOCL.
  • Paul Sullivan, Vice President of Finance:  Paul will lead the finance, accounting and human resource activities at RoadOne.  He brings a strong, diverse financial background to the company, as well as 10 years of warehousing and distribution financial management at Americold Logistics.

“I am thrilled to welcome these outstanding executives to the RoadOne IntermodaLogistics Leadership Team.  Their exceptional strength and industry experience will play a key role in achieving our ambitious growth plans and creating unique single source solutions for our clients,” said Ken Kellaway, CEO, RoadOne IntermodaLogistics.

RoadOne IntermodaLogistics, based in Boston, was launched January 2013 by industry veterans Ken Kellaway and David McLaughlin.  The Kellaway – McLaughlin leadership team was established in 1993 when they joined forces to run Kellaway Intermodal & Distribution Systems.  This strong management partnership continues today with the recent launch of RoadOne IntermodaLogistics.

RoadOne IntermodaLogistics

RoadOne delivers a comprehensive single source logistics solution to customers by providing high quality, reliable port and rail container drayage, terminal operations, dedicated truckload solutions, transloading, warehousing and distribution solutions nationwide. RoadOne operates in over 40 locations with 1,000 drayage tractors throughout key intermodal locations across North America.

RoadOne is committed to serving the changing logistics and transportation service needs of customers throughout North America.  This vision of consistently offering diversified service offerings means that RoadOne will grow and innovate to help customers meet not only their business requirements but also increase the satisfaction of their customers. www.roadone.com

US Intermodal

RoadOne IntermodaLogistics Expands Nationwide Intermodal Network with Agent-based Business Model

QLS Logistic Services, a RoadOne affiliate, acquires US Intermodal, Inc. which will serve as foundation for new agent-based affiliate US IntermodaLogistics

Randolph, Massachusetts, September 16, 2013
RoadOne IntermodaLogistics, a leading single source intermodal, distribution, and logistics services company, announces today that its affiliate, QLS Logistic Services, LLC, has acquired US Intermodal, Inc., an intermodal trucking and drayage business, which will function as the core of a new, coast-to-coast agent drayage and brokerage business US IntermodaLogistics. This new agent-based business currently has locations in Chicago, Norfolk and New Jersey.

Mark Pontarelli will fill the role of Vice President of Agent Partner Solutions for US IntermodaLogistics. He will be responsible for establishing and building a new agent network throughout the U.S. Most recently, Mark was owner of US Intermodal, Inc. where he established agent-based intermodal drayage services in key market hubs.

David McLaughlin, Chief Operating Officer, RoadOne IntermodaLogistics, said “We’re committed to providing our agent partners with high quality support and resources to ensure their success. US IntermodaLogistics will purchase shared services from RoadOne including: sales and marketing support, financial assistance, insurance, equipment purchasing programs, and back office support.”

“This new agent model provides the opportunity to effectively expand our current ‘company store’ intermodal drayage service by increasing our reach into new markets, as well as supporting established markets. We believe this is a further indication of our commitment to being a single source solution for customers,” said Ken Kellaway, CEO of RoadOne IntermodaLogistics.

RoadOne IntermodaLogistics, based in Boston, was launched January 2013 by industry veterans Ken Kellaway and David McLaughlin. The Kellaway-McLaughlin leadership team was established in 1993 when they joined forces to run Kellaway Intermodal & Distribution Systems. This strong management partnership continues today with the recent launch of RoadOne IntermodaLogistics.

RoadOne IntermodaLogistics

RoadOne delivers a comprehensive single source logistics solution to customers by providing high quality, reliable port and rail container drayage, terminal operations, dedicated truckload solutions, transloading, warehousing and distribution solutions nationwide. RoadOne operates in over 40 locations with 1,000 drayage tractors throughout key intermodal locations across North America.

RoadOne is committed to serving the changing logistics and transportation service needs of customers throughout North America. This vision of consistently offering diversified service offerings means that RoadOne will grow and innovate to help customers meet not only their business requirements but also increase the satisfaction of their customers.
For more information: www.roadone.com

About US IntermodaLogistics

US IntermodaLogistics provides reliable intermodal trucking and drayage services in the New York-New Jersey metro area, Virginia, and Chicago markets. Local shipment delivery is offered within a 1000 mile radius of terminals. Competitive rates, superior service, and dedicated, friendly customer support are key features of US IntermodaLogistics.

The company’s management team has extensive experience with JIT trucking, drayage deliveries, international and domestic hazardous material shipments, and refrigerated cargo.

For more information: www.usintermodal.net