J.B. Hunt acquires last mile carrier

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J.B. Hunt (CCJ Top 250, No. 3) closed 2019 by acquiring the assets of Massachusetts-based RDI Last Mile Co.

J.B. Hunt President and CEO John Roberts said the move will expand the companies final mile delivery capabilities, which he cited as “a priority,” adding “the acquisition of RDI further extends our expertise in furniture delivery.”

RDI, founded in 1987, provides home delivery services of large and bulky products throughout the Northeastern United States, utilizing contract carriers for primarily furniture deliveries. The company generates annual revenues of about $35 million.

RDI will become part of J.B. Hunt ‘s Final Mile Services division, part of the company’s Dedicated Contract Services business unit, which operates one of the largest nationwide, commingled cross-dock operations. RDI is the company’s third acquisition in as many years. J.B. Hunt acquired Cory 1st Choice Home Delivery in 2019 and Special Logistics Dedicated in 2017.

With the RDI acquisition, Final Mile Services will expand its home delivery capabilities and grow to include more than 104 locations and 3.2 million square feet of warehouse and facilities space