CrossCountry Freight Solutions to Expand Expedited LTL Service Area Throughout Iowa
July 23, 2016 –
Bismarck, ND, July 21, 2016 (Newswire.com) - On August 1, 2016, CrossCountry Freight Solutions (CCFS) will begin providing expedited LTL (less-than-truckload) freight transportation services throughout the state of Iowa. To facilitate their expansion, CCFS will be opening a freight terminal in Grinnell, Iowa, which will employ more than 10 team members. CCFS will offer overnight service between Iowa and Minneapolis, Omaha, Kansas City, Chicago, Sioux Falls, Fargo and many other cities throughout the region.
CCFS sets itself apart in the transportation industry through an ongoing commitment to creating innovative solutions in safety, quality and productivity. Through technological innovation, CCFS is able to provide unique solutions to its customers. "Using barcode scanning technology, we have visibility of every piece of freight within our system from the time it is picked up until the time it is delivered," said Jay Dillman, VP of Business Systems. "Because of the advantages we have gained through the use of technology, we can provide a higher level of service, while remaining price competitive."
Another competitive advantage, according to Ken Becker, VP of Operations is that, "We have tailgate lifts on all of our trailers, creating convenience for our customers and protecting the safety of drivers while loading or unloading shipments. We can quickly pickup or deliver, even if a location does not have a loading dock or a forklift available."
CCFS's company mission is to 'PROVIDE PROGRESSIVE FREIGHT SOLUTIONS THROUGH PRINCIPLES AND RELATIONSHIPS, TO ACHIEVE UNIVERSAL PROSPERITY'. To become more active in serving local communities, CCFS recently instituted a Volunteer Time Off program that allows team members to donate a day of their time each year to a worthy cause, while still being paid their daily salary. "Our objectives go beyond moving freight from point A to point B." said Eric Beeman, VP of Administration. "It is our goal to make sure that we help our team members, customers, partners, vendors, and communities to prosper through our relationships with them."
The expansion of CCFS into the Iowa market creates a new service option for shippers and consignees throughout the state. "We feel blessed by the opportunity to drive our mission forward by building new relationships in Iowa, while creating more growth opportunities for our team members and offering expanded services to our existing customers" said Eric Bischke VP and General Manager. "We look forward to serving the local people, companies, and communities in Iowa for many years into the future."
CrossCountry Courier, Inc. Changes Its Name to CrossCountry Freight Solutions
July 27, 2012 –
Janeanne Bischke, Owner and Chief Executive Officer of CrossCountry Courier,
Inc. announced that as of August 1, 2012 the company will begin doing business
under the name of CrossCountry Freight Solutions.
Originally founded in
1980, CrossCountry Courier has transitioned from a local courier into a for-hire
carrier that provides all types of freight solutions for customers in the Upper
Midwest. Service is concentrated in North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota and
portions of Iowa, Montana, and Wisconsin.
CrossCountry Courier employs company drivers and operates its own fleet of over 200 power
units. The company’s primary focus is providing standard and expedited
less-than-truckload freight transportation. Other services include white glove,
hot shot, regional truckload, dedicated, distribution, and warehousing services.
The name CrossCountry
Freight Solutions better reflects the company’s current business offerings while
retaining the brand recognition upon which CrossCountry has built its solid
reputation. Customers can expect the same fast, reliable, friendly service the
company has provided for the past 32 years.