June 15, 2021 11:45 AM, EDT

Forward Air Expands LTL Service in Washington

ForwardA Forward Air truck. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

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Forward Air Corp. will expand its expedited less-than-truckload service into Spokane, Wash., the company announced June 14.

The Greeneville, Tenn.-based company has been executing a growth strategy that involves organic infrastructure investments. That includes ongoing LTL network expansion and acquisitions of complementary businesses. The Spokane market expansion is the latest step in those efforts.

“Spokane fits nicely into our network expansion strategy and it gives us a competitive advantage in the region,” Forward Air CEO Tom Schmitt said in a statement. “We are able to elevate our service offering to five days per week and serve as a one-day point out of Seattle, while delivering the fastest transit times in the region.”

The Spokane market customers can now pick up or drop off freight for shipment Monday through Friday.

Forward Air said those customers will now be connected to its nationwide network and full portfolio of premium freight management services in LTL, full truckload, intermodal drayage and final-mile delivery.

Forward Air ranks No. 29 on the Transport Topics Top 100 list of the largest for-hire carriers in North America and No. 1 on the Air/Expedited sector list. — Transport Topics

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