RLS Logistics announced plans to expand cross dock from 45,000 square feet to 70,000 square feet at its Newfield, N.J., headquarters location.

"Our temperature-controlled, BRC-certified cross dock helps maintain our customers' products at the proper temperature throughout the cold chain. Once pallets arrive at our cross dock, they are scanned, sorted and stored until they are loaded and shipped to their proper destination," says Greg Quast, vice president of operations, freight consolidation.

RLS Logistics' freight consolidation division specializes in refrigerated and frozen LTL shipments originating from the Northeast, shipping to all 48 states on a set sailing schedule as well as cross docking program.

"Between the implementation of ELDs and costly fines from receivers, we have seen our cross dock program grow more rapidly than in any other time in our history," Quast says. "Shippers and carriers from across the country are able to drop off their frozen and/or refrigerated LTL shipments at our cross dock in Newfield, and we can then deliver them throughout the Northeast on a set schedule. This allows their trucks to make one delivery into the Northeast and eliminate delivering to multiple consignees, which improves their bottom line."