March 20, 2018

Elite Transit Solutions moves on up

New headquarters for the logistics service provider reflects growth and technology investments.

By David Maloney

Elite Transit Solutions, a Pittsburgh-based logistics and freight management service provider, has moved its corporate offices to the Cultural District in downtown Pittsburgh. The move is necessitated by fast growth, as the company also intends to add at least 50 employees this year.

Elite is centering its growth on its technology platforms that manage transportation moves. The new Pittsburgh location will allow it to tap into the tech knowledge and talent pools spouting from nearby universities, including Carnegie Mellon and the University of Pittsburgh.

"The freight management industry is experiencing its most rapid period of change in generations," said Michael Johnson, Elite's CEO. Implementation of the federal government's mandate requiring most trucks to be equipped with electronic logging devices (ELD) and the continuing shortage of qualified truck drivers, mean that "that tech forward-thinking companies will have a distinct advantage in the marketplace," he said.

Elite Transit Solutions began operations in 2013. Fast growth since that time has landed it as an honoree on the 2017 Inc. 5000 list. Clients include food and beverage, OEM, industrial, and chemical companies.

About the Author

David Maloney
Editorial Director
David Maloney has been a journalist for more than 35 years and is currently the editorial director for DC Velocity and Supply Chain Quarterly magazines. In this role, he is responsible for the editorial content of both brands of Agile Business Media. Dave joined DC Velocity in April of 2004. Prior to that, he was a senior editor for Modern Materials Handling magazine. Dave also has extensive experience as a broadcast journalist. Before writing for supply chain publications, he was a journalist, television producer and director in Pittsburgh. Dave combines a background of reporting on logistics with his video production experience to bring new opportunities to DC Velocity readers, including web videos highlighting top distribution and logistics facilities, webcasts and other cross-media projects. He continues to live and work in the Pittsburgh area.

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