Full-service 3PL broadens its nationwide reach and expands temperature-controlled, reefer, and frozen transportation and storage services.
CRANBURY, N.J. — Port Jersey Logistics, a leading full-service third-party logistics provider to customers in the food and beverage space and other industries requiring warehousing and temperature-controlled freight transportation, today announces the acquisition of TruckItNow Transportation, based in Wilsonville, OR.
Port Jersey Logistics opened in 1954 with a single truck making pickups and deliveries in the Northeast. Since then, Port Jersey Logistics has expanded its services and geographic footprint by forming Continental Logistics (1983), Tyler Distribution (1984), and 21st Century Distribution (1991).
“Acquiring TruckItNow broadens Continental Logistics’ nationwide reach and expands Port Jersey Logistics’ services portfolio for temperature-controlled, reefer, and frozen storage and transportation,” Port Jersey Logistics Corporate Vice President Jeff Ramella said. “Bringing TruckItNow into the fold gives us access to thousands of new carriers and new LTL pool capability that will help us reach more customers with temperature-controlled transportation and shipping services across the United States.
“It also brings us decades of industry expertise,” Ramella added, noting that Matt Hamstreet, the founder and CEO of TruckItNow Transportation, and his entire coordination/administration team will move to Continental Logistics.
Hamstreet, a seasoned professional with 38 years of experience in sales, management, and operations in the trucking/transportation industry, said the transition would be seamless.
“At TruckItNow, we nurture a family-oriented “Team” work environment, based on hard work, honesty, and integrity—core values that align nicely with Port Jersey Logistics and Continental Logistics,” Hamstreet said. “Treating people the way you want to be treated, employees and customers alike, will help ensure we bring our customers the best possible service in the 3PL industry.”
Through its family of brands, Port Jersey Logistics provides port drayage, full truckload, less-than-truckload (LTL), intermodal, and frozen transportation, as well as public and dedicated warehousing. More than 1 million square feet of warehouse space is available in the Northeast Corridor, with all buildings AIB Superior rated. Additional certifications include Certified USDA Organic, C-TPAT Compliant, and Alcohol & Beverage Certified.
“Our long history of being focused in the food industry has allowed us to develop a deep knowledge and understanding of the daily challenges our customers face,” Ramella said. ”Our ongoing commitment to invest in systems, infrastructure—and most importantly our people—gives us the ability to provide solutions and insight that other providers simply cannot.”
About Port Jersey Logistics
Port Jersey Logistics is a second-generation, family-owned 3PL providing expert-level solutions for storing and transporting food and beverages, wine and spirits, food ingredients, consumer packaged goods, and health and beauty products. Visit portjersey.com to learn more.
About TruckItNow Transportation
TruckItNow Transportation is a full-service provider specializing in LTL, truckload van, flatbed, and temperature-controlled transportation solutions. Providing customized premium solutions through a single-source contact for sales and service drives the reliability and quality customers and carriers across North America need and deserve.
Contact Port Jersey Logistics:
Port Jersey Logistics
200 Liberty way
Cranbury, NJ 08512