What Is the History of Greatwide Trucking?


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The Greatwide brand was launched in 2006 to encompass and streamline the multiple acquisitions of carriage and logistic service companies. It's predecessor, RTI, originated in 1967 as a logistics services provider. That company shifted focus in 1993 to dedicated carrier lines in partnership with Wal-Mart and Clarksville Refrigerated Lines.

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A wave of acquisitions enlarged RTI's portfolio, beginning in 2000 with the purchase of Transport Industries. Services such as warehousing and dedicated service were added in 2004 by acquiring Total Distribution and Nordstrom Freight Corporation, respectively. The 2005 mergers with Dallas Mavis, Am-Can and Cargo-Master culminated in the 2006 consolidation of RTI's gains under the Greatwide name. The addition of Southpoint and Gallop in 2006, as well as YRC Logistics in 2009, led to a relaunch of the Greatwide brand in 2010 to integrate acquired dedicated and irregular freight services, as well as warehouse and brokerage service units, into a unified brand.

As of 2015, the conglomerate operates over 5,000 trucks and 3.3 million square feet of warehouse space, logging approximately 7,388,000 operational hours per year. It boasts a 99.71 percent service satisfaction level. Greatwide is used as the dedicated delivery company of choice among six out of the top 10 grocery and wholesaler chains.

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