​RoadOne places the focus on S3

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Ken Kellaway – President & CEO, RoadOne
Ken Kellaway – President & CEO, RoadOne

Launched January 2013 by Boston-area industry veterans Ken Kellaway and David McLaughlin, RoadOne IntermodaLogistics is one of a new breed of full-service trucking companies that is dedicated to offering customers integrated, high-value transportation and logistics services. With a suite of comprehensive services and key e-commerce connections, RoadOne offers customized solutions that deliver supply chain improvements that address today’s economic challenges, such as greater efficiencies, better inventory management, and speed to market.

David McLaughlin Sr. – COO, RoadOne IntermodaLogistics
David McLaughlin Sr. – COO, RoadOne IntermodaLogistics

Ken Kellaway, President & CEO, of RoadOne, says the “single source solution – S3” concept is built around tailoring an array of intermodal and logistics services to fit the customer’s needs, whether those needs are regional truckload or international and domestic intermodal services ranging throughout North America. For example, “Hannaford Supermarkets, a Northeast grocery chain with nearly 200-stores, has signed with us to handle their warehouse operations and local delivery to all retail locations. This provides them with greater visibility to their inbound product shipments resulting in better inventory management and customer satisfaction at the store level,” Kellaway remarked. RoadOne has also inked an exclusive agreement with Disney Stores to provide import container deliveries from port and rail ramp locations throughout the U.S. As Kellaway noted, “Disney signed with us due to our extensive national network and ability to provide fast cycle times and on-time delivery for optimal supply chain performance.” Other national RoadOne clients using their single source services include: Hapag Lloyd, Staples, BJ’s Wholesale, Ikea, and Union Pacific Railroad.The Randolph, MA-based logistics provider has been built from the “road up” to be a full-service intermodal company whose services include everything from container drayage, dedicated trucking, transloading to warehouse management for a diversified client base that includes: ocean carriers, railroads, third party logistics providers, and BCOs (beneficial cargo owners).

RoadOne IntermodaLogistics, with over 1,000-trucks, 40-container terminal locations, and 60-million sq/ft of warehouse capacity spread across 100-warehouse locations in North America, is positioned to offer customers flexible, scalable end-to-end freight handling solutions throughout the U.S.

RoadOne Suite of Services

At the core of RoadOne’s North American service portfolio is intermodal trucking. The company provides domestic and international container drayage services at all major rail ramps and interchanges, and ports. RoadOne addresses the fluctuating chassis market by offering global shippers customized chassis programs that meet their specific needs.

Secure, customs bonded container terminal services and domestic trailer pool management including the critical and often overlooked M&R (maintenance and repair) is available nationwide.

RoadOne’s truckload services range from regional, common and contract, dedicated fleet programs, and retail delivery. These services are customized to meet the customer’s unique needs, as was the case with Hannaford.

Affiliate E*Fill America offers compatible services including 100 warehouse locations nationwide with a variety of distribution and value added services such as transloading, cross docking, and fulfillment.

Tying all of these services together is RoadOne’s robust, integrated technology platform, Tru-Vision, which provides end-to-end supply chain visibility with event and exception management. Web-based or via EDI connection, users access the system to manage freight in transit, as well as pay invoices and create customized reports.

Building for the Future

RoadOne has ambitious plans for future growth to fill out their ‘single source’ concept. Along with expanding their dedicated fleet and adding more terminals, they are addressing today’s trucking industry challenges by launching a Green Fleet Driver Program. This will assist RoadOne owner – operator drivers with the purchase of newer, more environmentally friendly trucks. The program features an attractive lease to buy program with competitive pricing. Innovative, ongoing programs such as Green Fleet will be used by RoadOne to advance driver recruitment.

Another new development is the establishment of a new agent-based business model with QLS Logistic Services, a RoadOne affiliate. QLS recently acquired US Intermodal, Inc., an intermodal trucking and drayage company, which will serve as the foundation of a new nationwide agent drayage and brokerage business, US IntermodaLogistics. This new agent model will effectively expand RoadOne’s North American intermodal service network by broadening the company’s reach into new markets, as well as supporting established markets. Currently, US IntermodaLogistics has locations in Chicago, Norfolk and New Jersey.

To support ambitious growth and prosperity, a company needs a strong foundation. At RoadOne IntermodaLogistics, Kellaway believes that their strength is based on their philosophy of reliability, tenacity, safety, integrity, and loyalty, which is at the center of their single source vision.

American Journal of Transportation