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C & V Transportation is Now Part of RoadOne IntermodaLogistics

C & V Transportation is Now Part of RoadOne IntermodaLogistics

Acquisition strengthens RoadOne’s northeast distribution network and operational platform

Randolph, MassachusettsRoadOne IntermodaLogistics, a leading single source intermodal, distribution, and logistics service company, announces today the acquisition of C & V Transportation of Milford, Connecticut to enhance RoadOne’s Southern New England operations and New York, New Jersey port business.

C & V, with over 30 new trucks and a new terminal adjacent to route 95 and 91 in Milford, Connecticut, provides a solid platform to service manufacturers and big box retailers that have established distribution centers in this growing market. This location also offers close proximity to the ports of New York/New Jersey and Boston. With this acquisition, RoadOne is the only intermodal transportation provider with terminals and drivers in all key markets in the Southern New England region[confirm correct location description].
With the new Electronic Logging Device (ELD) FMCSA (Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration) mandate due to take effect December 2017, this strategic location in Milford will also help improve RoadOne’s efficiency and capacity and will allow the company to continue to be fully compliant with all regulations. RoadOne has already moved forward with a full implementation plan to install ELD and driver support systems into every RoadOne vehicle. One-hundred percent of RoadOne’s truck fleet of over 1000 vehicles will be compliant 12 months before the required deadline.
“Great service was the cornerstone of C & V Trucking’s business model for the past 38 years, as it is at RoadOne. I’m pleased to join the RoadOne team to continue that tradition and be an integral part of the company’s future growth. RoadOne has the resources necessary to succeed from advanced technology to the safety and compliance standards required in today’s marketplace,” said, Keith Grogan, Service Center Manager, RoadOneIntermodaLogistics.

“With the addition of C & V Transportation, we’ve bolstered our distribution network and drayage service capabilities in the Northeast. We are confident Keith’s extensive intermodal experience and strong financial background will contribute greatly to our strong growth in this critical region,” said Ken Kellaway, CEO of RoadOne IntermodaLogistics.

RoadOne Driver Appreciation Event Fosters Driver Community Entrepreneurship and Strengthens RoadOne’s Driver Network

$15,000 Grand Prize Announced — 1 Full Year of Truck Payments

RANDOLPH, MA–(Marketwired – Oct 6, 2014) – RoadOne IntermodaLogistics, a leading single source intermodal, distribution, and logistics services company, announces today that Idilio Tavares is the winner of its $15,000 grand prize, one full year of truck payments. During National Driver Appreciation Week, September 15-19, RoadOne held a two day Driver Appreciation Open House at its headquarters in Randolph, Massachusetts. The aim of this event was to show gratitude to its drivers for their hard work and dedication, expand RoadOne’s driver team and promote owner-operator incentive programs to help drivers start their own business.

RoadOne guarantees tractor financing for its drivers with 3rd party leasing company, ENG Financial Leasing, who provides financial support. Drivers are not required to have credit or a down payment. In addition, Massport attended the Open House to help drivers apply for a $25,000 Green Truck Grant which is directly applied to their vehicle purchase.

The Open House was immensely successful for attracting drivers from the northeast. The event resulted in 13 new RoadOne owner-operator drivers signing up. Through an ongoing commitment to driver incentive programs, RoadOne will expand its driver network to meet intermodal trucking demand. Additional driver recruitment events will be held throughout the U.S. in the coming year.

“Today, it’s critically important to provide the support necessary to recruit and retain intermodal drivers. RoadOne strongly believes in assisting owner-operators in their goal of establishing sole proprietorship businesses,” said David McLaughlin, RoadOne’s COO.

RoadOne IntermodaLogistics’ 2-day Open House welcomed drivers with a BBQ lunch and an array prizes including: Gas grills, truck tires, $100 gift card, air hoses and the grand prize of 1 year of free truck payments.

Video explaining RoadOne IntermodaLogistics’ Owner-Operator Perk Program.

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.

RoadOne IntermodaLogistics

RoadOne delivers comprehensive single source logistics solutions 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 additional information: www.roadone.com

Two RoadOne Employees Promoted to Director of Business Development Positions

Two RoadOne Employees Promoted to Director of Business Development Positions

– Corporate culture encourages development of young, innovative, in-house talent –

Randolph, Massachusetts, April 22, 2014RoadOne IntermodaLogistics, a leading single source intermodal, distribution, and logistics services company, announces today that Jessica Cohen and Kendall Kellaway have both been promoted to Director of Business Development positions.  Jessica will be responsible for sales and customer engagement in the Midwest and Kendall will take over the reins in the Northeast.  RoadOne IntermodaLogistics is committed to developing its internal resources, especially young executives that provide fresh ideas, new energy and creative solutions.

With over 10 years of intermodal experience, Jessica Cohen possesses the industry and sales knowledge to deliver excellent, value-added experiences to customers in the Midwest region.  After several years in customer service and dispatch at another leading provider of intermodal trucking services, Jessica moved on to become a key account representative and eventually customer service manager at RoadLink.  Most recently, she’s served as operations manager for RoadOne’s Chicago branch.

After graduating from Babson Business School in 2011, Kendall helped lead key marketing initiatives at both Bluedrop Water , a water purification company, and E*Fill America, a national leader of distribution solutions, prior to joining RoadOne.   Both companies are affiliates of RoadOne IntermodaLogistics today.

“I am extremely pleased to promote these fine young executives from within the RoadOne organization to lead our sales efforts in their respective regions.  By investing in our young executives and helping to build their careers, we make a long-term investment that strengthens our management foundation with leaders that understand our culture and business,” said Ken Kellaway, CEO of RoadOne IntermodaLogistics.

Jessica Cohen, Director of Business Development, Midwest Region, Chicago, IL – 815.521.9200, jcohen@roadone.com

Kendall Kellaway, Director of Business Development, Northeast Region, Randolph, MA – 855.476.2366, kkellawayIII@roadone.com

RoadOne IntermodaLogistics

 

RoadOne delivers a comprehensive single source logistics solution to customers by providing the highest 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, visit: www.roadone.com

 

Connect with RoadOne:  https://www.facebook.com/RoadOneIL

Company video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6kxA4AS9kSk

Contacts: 

Kendall Kellaway III, RoadOne IntermodaLogistics, 855.476.2366, info@roadone.com

Carol Lerner, CKL Communications, 973.635.6923, ckl.communications@gmail.com

Annual Review & Outlook 2014: RoadOne IntermodaLogistics

Ken Kellaway, President and CEO 

There are many factors that are weighing heavily on the intermodal drayage business and exacerbating the contraction of drivers in the industry.

The transitional state of chassis equipment, changing over from steamship line management to drayage industry control, has resulted in inconsistent practices and inefficiency for drivers. The lack of standardization and diverse chassis options, including off-site and live-lift programs that require multiple stops, reduce driver productivity and motivation to remain in the drayage sector. As the economy picks up, new opportunities are opening up in other areas of trucking, such as truckload and construction, further reducing the driver pool.

Another factor that has had a major impact on intermodal drayage is government regulation. The hours of service rule that limits the number of hours a driver can be on the road has already reduced truck capacity by 3 to 5 percent and caused driver recruitment to decline. These industry events are counterintuitive to what needs to be done to support and build intermodal driver capacity. What can be done to preserve the drayage driver pool and prevent disruptions to the transportation of goods?

Price adjustments must become part of the solution to address the decline in intermodal driver capacity, especially with the significant growth in intermodal services, domestic and international. Increased pricing in the drayage sector will help preserve jobs and keep supply chains running efficiently. There also needs to be an increased focus on productivity, faster, more efficient turn-times, better chassis maintenance to reduce delays, and significantly improved chassis management to benefit drivers as well as supply chain performance. Additionally, the industry needs to support quality carriers who operate in a compliant, safe and efficient manner. The industry, all facets, must work together to reduce inefficiencies, standardize chassis, and develop solutions that prevent the drayage industry from becoming extinct.

Ken Kellaway is President and CEO of RoadOne IntermodaLogistics

RoadOne IntermodaLogistics Appoints Rick Longerbeam as Norfolk Terminal Manager

 

Randolph, Massachusetts, November 4, 2013 – RoadOne IntermodaLogistics, a leading single source intermodal, distribution, and logistics services company, announces today the appointment of Rick Longerbeam as terminal manager for RoadOne IntermodaLogistics’ Norfolk, Virginia location.   Rick will lead RoadOne’s expansion in this market to support the intermodal needs of customers in this important Southeast trade region.  RoadOne’s recently established agent drayage and brokerage affiliate, US IntermodaLogistics, also has a terminal operation in Norfolk and is slated for national expansion.

The RoadOne Norfolk terminal is located at 2309 County Street, Portsmouth, Virginia.

With the Panama Canal expansion due to be completed late 2014, RoadOne is committed to solidifying its position as a premier national, intermodal transportation provider with a strong presence on the U.S. East Coast.

Most recently, Longerbeam was terminal manager for Port City Transportation and prior to that G&P Trucking.  As terminal manager he was responsible for all daily operations including:  on-time delivery, customer service, driver recruitment, and sales and marketing.  Prior to these positions, Rick was service center manager at Roadlink Transportation Solutions where he managed the international and domestic drayage operations.

“I am pleased to have Rick on board as he brings a wealth of intermodal operations management experience to RoadOne IntermodaLogistics.  As RoadOne pursues bold national expansion of its S3, single source solution, service portfolio, we’ll continue to position key personnel, such as Rick, in key roles to ensure our customers receive superior logistics and transportation services,” 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