Roadrunner Transportation Systems announced it has improved its less-than-truckload freight network, including adding more capacity to its facilities and adding an optional premium service.
The Cudahy, Wis.-based carrier says the changes will help improve the consistency of its service.
“We are excited to announce refocused service levels with higher levels of consistency,” said Grant Crawford, president of Roadrunner LTL. “Our strategy is to increase our investment and presence in key locations across the United States, while providing a consistent, reliable service and economical value to our growing customer base.”
In Dallas and Houston, Texas, Roadrunner moved into new facilities that expanded the company’s capacity. In Memphis, Tenn., the company will now operate its own facility to add more capacity while also providing direct service to customers in that market.
The company is also offering an optional premium service with guaranteed delivery on a scheduled day in select major metro markets.
The Journal of Commerce, reporting on the news, noted that "LTL carriers are competing for a diminishing volume of freight, as the slowdown in manufacturing puts less industrial freight on pallets," and pointed out that RoadRunner recently said its LTL business has been affected by weak freight demand in the general industrial markets.
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