RoadOne IntermodaLogistics, a single source intermodal, distribution and logistics services company, announced in a statement its entrance into the Oakland market and expansion of its national footprint with the acquisition of R&A Trucking Company based in Oakland, California.
R&A Trucking, which will now be known as R&A LogisticSolutions, a RoadOne Company, is a full-service drayage, trucking, brokerage, and transload company with 20 drivers and 370,000 sq. ft. of warehouse and transload space in Oakland. R&A is a specialized operation handling a significant portion of the aluminum coils and rolled stock inventory to feed into the automotive industry that comes into the Western region of the U.S. With onsite rail service and state-of-the-art equipment designed to support this customized operation, R&A is uniquely positioned in the market.
R&A provides services in Oakland, as well as throughout the state of California, and provides RoadOne with greater penetration of the coastal transload market on the West Coast, the company said in a press release. Additionally, R&A’s warehouse has Foreign Trade Zone designation, indoor and outdoor rail access to the facility, and a 35-ton overhead indoor crane.
Eric Weakley, the president and co-founder of R&A Trucking Co., will remain with the company and serve as the senior vice president to run the day-to-day operations of R&A LogisticSolutions.
“R&A’s presence in Oakland is a perfect fit with RoadOne as it provides a missing piece in RoadOne’s national network of services," said Weakley in the statement. "Our full-service capabilities will help streamline and expedite supply chains and ensure our customers can count on us to deliver the specialized and reliable services they require.”
Ken Kellaway, CEO of RoadOne IntermodaLogistics said expanding on the West Coast is an important development that "enhances the services we offer our cargo owning supply chain customers."
RoadOne’s family of companies are supported by fuel, truck and insurance purchasing capabilities, national warehousing, and depot services, as well as the end-to-end transportation management system, the TrueVision technology platform.