October 9, 2018 12:00 PM, EDT

Smith Transport Named Walmart Distribution Center On-Site Provider

Smith TransportSmith Transport truck. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

Diversified carrier Smith Transport Inc. announced it has been selected as the on-site transportation provider for the Walmart Inc. distribution center in Bedford, Pa.

The Roaring Springs, Pa.-based fleet will use about 160 drivers to serve the facility.

“Over the course of the next 60 to 90 days, we will be transitioning into this role as we integrate this business into our portfolio,” Smith Transport President Todd Smith said in a statement Oct. 1.

“This was the ultimate team effort, but most importantly this victory belongs to our professional drivers. Drivers are our No. 1 customer,” he said.

Smith Transport offers full-service logistics solutions, including warehousing space that approaches 2 million square feet, and operates 1,000 commercial vehicles, up from five Class 8 tractors when it was founded in 1982.