Southeastern Freight Lines is launching a new subsidiary, Southeastern Logistics Solutions, intended to provide expedited service and multimodal transportation services through strategic capacity partnerships. Initially, the primary focus for SLS is in the truckload service areas of dry van, temperature-controlled reefer, flatbed and intermodal rail.
SLS also will oversee and manage all expedited products that require partnership capacity outside of the Southeastern Freight Lines less-than-truckload network. The company says that over time, SLS will introduce additional transportation services including cartage, drayage, air freight, residential delivery and import distribution. SEFL will offer these services for customers, including third-party logistics companies.
“We continually strive to improve our core LTL services,” says Tobin Cassels, president of Southeastern Freight Lines. “At the same time, we recognize that a number of our customers have additional needs for a partner with the ability to provide all modes of transportation, and we want to always be positioned to say ‘yes’ to their transportation needs regardless of service type.”
Mike Moss, SLS president, brings more than 20 years of executive experience in the transportation industry, previously serving as president and chief executive officer for FedEx Freight-West and FedEx National LTL. “The full solutions we are bringing to the market align with the same service quality and culture that Southeastern Freight Lines customers have trusted for years,” Moss says. “We’re carefully establishing a group of dependable capacity partners that will give us the ability to offer this broad range of services across the nation.”