About Lake Erie Transportation
A Brief Overview of Our Company: Lake Erie Transportation
Lake Erie Transportation, LLC is a comprehensive logistics and transportation company based in Erie, Pennsylvania. Est 2016, we have provided trucking and warehouse services throughout the region, as well as logistics services nationwide.
Our central location in Erie gives us the unique ability to easily reach other large metropolitan areas in the region. We offer next-day service between the Erie, Pittsburgh, Cleveland, and Buffalo areas, letting our customers count on us for reliable services to keep production on time. Our unique one-terminal approach minimizes transit time and freight handling to provide the most efficient and dependable services possible.
Having multiple divisions within our company means that they can easily coordinate and work together to fulfill our customers’ more complex needs and requests. This makes us much more than just another transportation company; we are a total logistics solution.
Lake Erie Transportation’s evolution has been deeply rooted in the Erie community since the 1930’s. In the beginning, the Benacci family started running produce from their farm to the tri-state region with two stake body trucks. Joe Benacci expanded his trucking fleet to form Lake Erie Trucking, Inc in 1953. Deregulation of interstate trucking in the ‘80s helped the Benacci family flourish with trucking, warehousing, and leasing. In 1998 the Benacci family sold their Truckload division and Purchased Dodsworth Trucking, a well-established LTL cartage agent servicing Erie, Buffalo, Cleveland, Pittsburgh and all points in between. The Benacci family wanted to expand into third party Logistics, which led to the hiring of Chuck Sites to oversee the formation of a new company, Lake Erie Logistics, LLC. Lake Erie Logistics was now able to offer Local and nation-wide transportation and warehousing. In 2016, Chuck Sites headed up an investment group to purchase Lake Erie Logistics. Lake Erie Transportation, LLC was born and became the parent company of Lake Erie Logistics, LLC but still wasn’t complete. In 2017, LET ownership humbly asked the Benacci family to revive the Lake Erie Trucking name, the Benacci family graciously approved. Subsequently, Lake Erie Transportation, LLC became the parent company of Lake Erie Trucking, LLC the asset based local carrier, also Lake Erie Logistics, LLC offering third party Logistics.
Today, Lake Erie Transportation has grown to offer regional and nationwide transportation, home delivery, warehousing and truck repair. Lake Erie Transportation, LLC always puts the customers first, and with a wide variety of equipment and services allows us to provide customer tailored shipping needs. Lake Erie Transportation’s investment in its people has been the main driver of its success. As proud as we are of our history, we’re always looking forward to our future and meeting our customers’ needs.
We offer a full range of transportation services, including trucking, logistics, and crossdock. Each of these divisions can easily work together to provide you with full logistics solutions to any of your more complex needs. Read more about all of our capabilities and services below.
Lake Erie Trucking specializes in regional LTL, truckload, same day hot shot services, and truck maintenance. We also provide residential pickup and delivery. Our unique next day LTL services are offered in Erie, Pittsburgh, Buffalo, Cleveland, Jamestown, and all points in between. Our solutions include local shuttles, spotted trailers, and straight trucks with lift gates, and our 24/7 GPS tracking gives you the peace of mind to always know exactly where your shipment is.
Lake Erie Logistics offers ground expediting services, LTL, truckload, and a variety of supply chain solutions throughout the entire United States and Canada. By utilizing a vetted group of regional and national carriers, we are able to provide top notch logistics services at fair and competitive rates. We offer LTL, flatbeds, vans, reefers, rail, and air solutions, and can easily work with our Trucking and Crossdock divisions to provide simple logistics solutions for your more complex needs.
Lake Erie Crossdock provides crossdock and warehousing services, offering you an innovative solution that helps save your company time and money. Crossdock services can help cut down on loading and storage costs, as well as unnecessary headaches, by simplifying complicated warehousing processes for you. Lake Erie Crossdock offers services on both the shipping and receiving side of your deliveries.
The Lake Erie Transportation Team
Our team is made up of the most experienced professionals in the transportation industry. More than that, our team is made up of people who are committed to providing the best possible services to our customers. Meet the whole team below.
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