Indianapolis-based Megan Bissmeyer and Jenny Kehrer have announced the launch of Rapid Freight Solutions, a new freight and transportation carrier to provide regional service in the Midwest as well as national transportation services.

"Jenny and I are anxious and eager for the challenges that lie ahead of us," said Megan Bissmeyer, CEO of Rapid Freight Solutions. "Despite the recent downturn in the economy, there are endless opportunities in this industry, and although it won't be easy, we are confident that we have put the right people and resources in place to be successful.

Rapid Freight Solutions looks to expand to 15 power units by the end of 2009, 30 units by 2010 and more than 50 by the end of 2011. The fleet will include dry vans, open car haulers, tankers and flatbeds.

For the past 14 years, Bissmeyer and Kehrer have served at Performance Marketing Group, an event marketing and promotions company based in Carmel, Ind., managing mobile marketing programs.

"We were able to establish the infrastructure of our company for a fraction of the cost we might have in years past through the selective purchase of our equipment," said Kehrer, chief operating officer of Rapid Freight Solutions. "That will serve us well over the long run."

The two have brought on Lenny Sales to handle operations and sales at Rapid Freight Solutions. He has a background of more than 20 years in the transportation industry.

"This is a company with a vision of redefining how transportation should be approached - raising the bar in all aspects of the business and changing the entire perception of what a trucking company should look like and act like," Sales said. "It is no longer a race to see who can do the job the cheapest and hope to make a profit. It is building relationships with customers and employees alike and putting integrity back into the equation."

Rapid Freight Solutions will be providing cost-effective transportation solutions on a local, regional and national level including truckload, dedicated freight, less-than-truckload, tradeshows and exhibits, expedited freight, automobile transportation, intermodal container drayage, and brokerage services.

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