Roadrunner Transportation Systems, Downers Grove, Ill., integrated Active Aero Group and USA Jet Airlines, Belleville, Mich., and Rich Logistics, Little Rock, Ark., to unify the company’s time-definite ground and air transportation operations.
All three entities will continue to exist, but will now be integrated and operate under one management team under Active On-Demand, powered by Rich Logistics and USA Jet. On a combined basis, this business platform will maintain over 450 customers, nearly 1,000 drivers and pilots and over 625 other team members in 13 locations throughout the United States and Mexico.
Active On-Demand will continue to deliver time- and mission-critical supply chain solutions for manufacturing, distribution and consumer products companies. The combination of truck and aircraft fleets will provide an expanded logistics network for enhanced coverage across the United States and Mexico.
“We are proud to announce further progress on our continuing strategy of more fully integrating successful companies into larger business platforms,” says Michael Gettle, president of Roadrunner. “Between Active On-Demand, USA Jet and Rich Logistics, we have an extremely successful team that delivers reliability, dependability and precision. By combining the power of these teams, we will be able to better serve the nation’s largest supply chain operations with multi-modal mission critical transportation support.”
Tom Stenglein, president of Active Aero Group, and Shannon Everett, chief operations officer at Rich Logistics, will expand their leadership responsibilities. Management teams in both organizations will take on expanded roles within the new organizational structure.
“Both Active On-Demand and Rich Logistics are extremely well respected in the world of mission-critical freight transportation. We have optimized processes and empowered the best people to ensure velocity and precision that keep lean supply chains functioning efficiently,” says Stenglein. “One of the things we are most excited about is the power of our combined technologies. The integration of our technology platforms will not only benefit our customers, but also our team members and drivers by improving efficiency and ensuring industry leading on-time performance.”
“This integration will provide a powerful asset-backed solution for all of our customers’ logistics needs,” adds Everett. “The combination of ground assets at Rich Logistics and air assets at USA Jet will give Active On-Demand an unprecedented capability to guarantee coverage of scheduled and unscheduled supply chain requirements.”
The newly combined Active On-Demand entity will have five key areas of expertise, including scheduled truckload, ground expedite, air charter, hand carry and international airfreight.