R2 Logistics, Inc., a Third-Party Logistics service provider, today announced the opening of its Specialized Solutions office in Chattanooga, Tennessee at 651 East 4th Street.
Chattanooga is a critical area in a region that has been dubbed “Freight Alley,” where logistics contributes to more than 40 percent of the economy. As R2 Logistics evaluated the placement of its new office, Chattanooga quickly stood out as the front-runner where a strong talent pool could be leveraged.
R2 Logistics has brought on Rob Bade to manage the Specialized Solutions office. Bade is an industry veteran who brings decades of experience and has been responsible for growth strategies at Kenco Group, Coyote Logistics and C.H. Robinson. He will be supported by Brad Kilpatrick, who will oversee Strategic Operations and Pricing.
“We are excited to open a new R2 branch and bring Rob and Brad to the team,” said John Pavlick, R2 Logistics Vice President. “As we get the office fully immersed into our network, we will ramp up hiring in Chattanooga to help support Rob and Brad. In the short time since we opened the office, we’ve already seen increased pricing requests from both current customers as well as new opportunity. We are incredibly excited about the direction our Specialized Solutions business is heading.”
R2 Logistics’ Specialized Solutions not only pertains to traditional flatbed moves but everything else that comes with it; over dimensional, heavy haul, and anything else considered to be outside the box.
“We’ve already handled special project work that a short time ago was not in our wheelhouse,” added Pavlick. “With the Chattanooga team’s guidance, we’ve been able to offer capacity and competitive pricing on shipments that many brokers shy away from.”
About R2 Logistics, Inc.
R2 Logistics is a third-party logistics (3PL) provider offering industry-leading supply chain management services to shippers of all sizes. In 2019, R2 Logistics was named an Inbound Logistics Top 10 3PL and one of Transport Topics Top 50 Freight Brokerages. With the R2 Logistics Transportation Management System (TMS), customers can rate shipments and receive real-time visibility into their logistics network. Leveraging its nationwide branch network, R2 Logistics specializes in services that include managed transportation, full truckload, less-than-truckload (LTL), expedited and air freight, intermodal, ocean and specialized hauling. For more information visit www.r2logistics.com.