Southeastern Freight Lines (SEFL) has launched a new subsidiary, Southeastern Logistics Solutions (SLS), to provide expedited service and multi-modal transportation services nationwide . These service will be offered largely through what the LTL carrier calls “strategic capacity partnerships.”
Initially, the primary focus for SLS will be in the TL service areas of dry van, temperature controlled reefer, flatbed, and intermodal rail, with the firm also overseeing and managing all expedited products that require partnership capacity outside of SEFL’s LTL network.
Over time, SLS plans to roll out additional transportation services, including cartage, drayage, air freight, residential delivery and import distribution, said Tobin Cassels, SEFL president.
“Being the best LTL provider in the Sunbelt will remain and always be our top priority, and we continually strive to improve our core LTL services,” Cassels said. “But 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.”
“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,” said Mike Moss, SLS president and a 20-year veteran of the LTL market, including previously serving as president & CEO of FedEx Freight-West and FedEx National LTL
“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,” Moss noted, adding that SEFL will offer SLS’s services for customers, including third-party logistics companies, and that SEFL’s sales and service center leadership teams have been trained to serve as single-source representatives of all SEFL’s and SLS’s service offerings.