R² Freight & Logistics, Inc. is pleased to announce that, effect October 1, 2016, it has acquired the transportation services division of Integrated Distribution Services, Inc.
The division, which operated as IDS Transportation Services, began serving customers in 2003 with a vision of offering an unparalleled level of creativity and customer service for shippers. Rick LaGore, CEO of R², said “IDS Transportation achieved its full vision under the IDS structure and it was time to expand upon the vision to bring to market other freight solutions with the same over-the-top customer experience shippers have come to expect from us”. Shelli Austin, President, added “We are not forgetting or leaving behind the leadership and expertise we established in 53’ domestic intermodal, but leveraging it with other modes within our TTS, Inc. agency network of over $500M in freight spend. The partnerships in the development of our intermodal service are invaluable for the shippers we serve with the latest example being our ability to help move Hanjin boxes inland.”
Mark DeFabis, CEO of Integrated Distribution Services, Inc., said “While this strategic opportunity will allow IDS Transportation to be more competitive, innovative and provide the platform needed for long term growth, it also gives further evidence of IDS’s resolve on becoming the premier D2C fulfillment solution by focusing our team and financial resources on building out its network and service offerings for each pick and case pick operation”.
About R² Freight and Logistics, Inc.
R² Freight and Logistics, Inc. is a leading North American LSP delivering on the promise of being exponentially better on road and rail service by solving shippers’ capacity and cost issues in their supply chain. Whether 20’ 40’ or 53’ intermodal; truckload; LTL or flatbed, R² brings creative solutions with the highest level of service and technology that shippers’ require to be the best for their customers.
About Integrated Distributions Services, Inc.
For over fifty years, IDS has delivered a comprehensive mix of supply chain logistics services that includes warehousing, distribution, and order fulfillment to customers in diverse industries. IDS Fulfillment specializes in order fulfillment at the unit and case level for e-commerce, direct sales, retail and select start-up companies with a focus on apparel, health and beauty products, foods, nutraceutical and other complex programs with high SKU counts, high value clients, order profile complexity, omni-channel requirements, and/or regulated and organic products.
Everyone with IDS Transportation is now a part of R² Freight and Logistics. We look forward to continuing the relationships we started under IDS and sharing our expanded services. Watch for future announcements and highlights on the expanded services R² is now offering BCO's and NVO's.