Roadrunner Transportation Systems (NYSE: RRTS) has formed Roadrunner Temperature Controlled (RRTC), which will focus on providing temperature-controlled solutions for both large and small customers.
This network is the result of combining two long-standing transportation providers—M Bruenger and R&M Transportation—into a single company to expand geographical market coverage and build upon an already strong group of about 400 drivers.
“We fully expect the customer experience with Roadrunner Temperature Controlled to be a positive one and are excited to become a larger provider in temperature-controlled transportation,” said Paul Schlegel, executive vice-president of RRTC. “We’ve invested in technology and our people to develop a quality network, fully committed to providing best in class service to our customers. We’re proud of the team we’ve built, fully capable of meeting all of our customers’ temperature-controlled transportation needs.”
RRTC brings together decades of refrigerated freight and logistical experience, combined with the latest temperature control technologies to give customers a premier refrigerated shipping experience. By combining its temperature-controlled subsidiaries, Roadrunner Transportation Systems has created a flexible, integrated refrigerated trucking network to provide customers with the best in class, on-time service at competitive rates.
“This advancement has been in the works for quite some time,” said Curt Stoelting, president and chief operating officer of Roadrunner Transportation Systems. “We are creating a temperature-controlled network that will control more than 400 tractors and manage more than 650 temperature-controlled trailers. Our equipment, technology and service offerings are top-of-line and make us a strong competitor in the industry.”
RRTC provides transportation solutions for frozen foods, meat, seafood, produce, beverages, ice cream, pharmaceutical goods and many other products requiring temperature-controlled transit. It offers a wide array of quality services like hazmat and SmartWay certifications, convenient terminal locations, real-time load tracking, EDI, FMSA compliance and dedicated customer service.
To provide top-of-the-line technology, RRTC utilizes McLeod TMS, ORBCOMM tracking for real-time satellite load location updates and electronic logging devices. The nationwide temperature-controlled network includes approximately 100 professional company drivers and more than 300 independent owner-operators.
For more details, go to www.rrts.com.