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Roadrunner grew its nationwide metro-to-metro service network for less-than-truckload shipments with the addition of five direct lanes, the company announced June 23.
The Downers Grove, Ill.-based less-than-truckload and logistics carrier said the expansion improves transit times by at least one day in 66 of its major lanes. The new lanes follow other network improvements made earlier this year.
“This improvement arrives just in time for summer to benefit our many customers,” Roadrunner President Frank Hurst said. “We’ve spent the last two years overhauling our network to make sure we only operate in lanes where we can provide service and quality. As a result, we’ve seen our on-time service percentage increase dramatically across the network.”
The new direct service lanes include Phoenix to Chicago, Detroit to Dallas, Indianapolis to Atlanta, St. Louis to Dallas and Cincinnati to Atlanta.
Roadrunner reported that lanes heading eastbound from Phoenix, westbound from St. Louis and Detroit, and southbound from Cincinnati and Indianapolis are all seeing notable improvements in transit times.
“The team at Roadrunner has improved its training, its people and its service,” Chris Jamroz, chairman at Roadrunner, said. “We’ve made significant investments in our technology to provide 100% end-to-end network visibility, improve site-level performance and optimize data, allowing us to provide better service at a better value.”
Roadrunner has undergone a multiyear business transformation targeting growth and refocusing its core operations. That includes continuous investments in technology, training and service center improvements. The company said these efforts have resulted in faster delivery times and more direct lanes for its customers.
Roadrunner Freight ranks No. 77 on the Transport Topics Top 100 list of the largest for-hire carriers in North America. — Transport Topics
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