Mid America Logistics Announces Expansion to New Markets and Expansion of Trucking Division Fleet
SAINT LOUIS, MO – Mid America Freight Logistics, LLC and Mid America Freight Handlers, LLC collectively operated as Mid America Logistics, answering strong demand for its asset and brokerage business, today announced plans to expand in multiple markets throughout North America and to expand its fleet respectively.
The expansion will augment office openings this year in Cincinnati, Ohio, Charlotte, North Carolina and Jacksonville, Florida. Each office starts initially with four employees with budgeted expansion to 20 team members per location within the first 24 months of operation.
“Our new locations diversify our footprint and draw upon new and vibrant talent pools” said Mark Kummer, President for Mid America Logistics. “We’re excited to extend our operations beyond the single Headquarters in Saint Louis, MO and which plays towards our plan of securing the best talent in desirable locations.”
Mid America Freight Handlers will also expand its asset truckload capacity significantly over the next 24 months. The firm is adding between 3-5 trucks per month to its fleet through 2018.
“Our asset light operating model allows us to quickly lease fuel efficient Class 8 Tractors and trailers with limited risk to the balance sheet,” stated Mid America Logistics co-founder and Managing Partner Sam Baisch. “We are committed to grow our asset capacity at a time while most trucking companies are downsizing their fleets. Unlike trucking firms that promote degrading market capacity in an effort to increase prices, we have made the commitment to shippers by adding capacity to our network.”
Mid America Logistics shipping volume year to date has increased 22% since last year and the number of trucks it operates through its asset division has doubled in 2017. The company aims to book over $85 million of revenue in 2018.
About Mid America Logistics
Mid America Logistics is a full-service logistics company and is one of the fastest growing technology-enabled logistics companies in North America. The company provides full truckload, less-than-truckload, and transportation technology services to Fortune 500 clients in the retail, CPG, industrial, and agricultural industries. Based in St. Louis, Mid America Logistics is dedicated to being the easiest company to work with in the industry and plans to open new operations centers nationwide.