Chattanooga, Tenn. — At Covenant Transport Services, the message coming out of this week's rebranding is clear: we can do it all — so let us.
Covenant Transport Services is the newly-announced public face of a collection of existing national carriers and logistics providers, including Covenant Transport and Covenant Transport Solutions, both of Chattanooga, Tenn., Southern Refrigerated Transport (SRT) of Texarkana, Ark. and Star Transportation of Nashville, Tenn.
Covenant Transport Services was officially launched Monday, Sept. 25, at the group's headquarters in Chattanooga, Tenn.
According to Joey Hogan, president, the change puts the power of options and choice into shippers' hands, creating opportunities for one-stop shopping.
"Some of our expedited customers may not be aware we also offer temperature-controlled and dedicated services," Hogan said. "We've always been problem solvers, so we see this as a natural progression of that mentality and mission to offer each customer the biggest bang for their buck."
Tyson Wimberly, senior vice president of sales, said the announcement is "one of the most exciting developments within this group of companies in more than 20 years."
"This is value-added for our customers," Wimberly said. "This is strength in service and in our plurality as a group of companies well-equipped to handle the various needs of shippers across the United States and Mexico."
With the rollout of Covenant Transport Services, the group's national enterprise sales team is able to offer a greater array of service and equipment to existing and potential shippers by representing enterprise-wide resources instead of service silos, he added.
Under Covenant Transport Services, shippers now have access to:
• 780 tractors for dedicated shipping
• 700 tractors for temperature-controlled shipping
• 1,050-plus tractors for expedited shipping
• Thousands of additional tractors through the group's preferred partner carrier network
Meanwhile, group members Covenant Transport, Covenant Transport Solutions, SRT and Star Transportation will continue to operate independently, with their own facilities, equipment, staff and drivers, and will remain under common ownership.
The most notable changes will be felt by customers, who for the first time will have access to the complete range of the group's resources and service offerings, unencumbered by segmenting.
Same levels of service, same state-of-the-art equipment and same industry-leading people — only all of it together and available in one place at one time for the first time ever, said Wimberly.
"This is game-changing," he said. "This is 30 years in the making for this group of companies, and we look forward to growing together and meeting our customers' needs better, faster and safer than ever before."
To learn more about Covenant Transport Services, visit covenanttransport.com/companyprofile.
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About Covenant Transport Services
Covenant Transport Services is a registered tradename of Covenant Transport, Inc., Covenant Transport Solutions, Inc., Southern Refrigerated Transport, Inc. and Star Transportation, Inc. Covenant Transport Services represents more than 30 years of expertise and leadership in expedited and team truckload; temperature-controlled truckload; dedicated truckload; and managed transportation services. Covenant Transport Services is represented by a national enterprise-wide sales team. Covenant Transportation Group, Inc. (CTG) is the parent holding company for several transportation providers that offer premium services for customers throughout the United States and Mexico. The consolidated group includes operations from Covenant Transport, Inc. and Covenant Transport Solutions, Inc., of Chattanooga, Tenn.; Southern Refrigerated Transport, Inc., of Texarkana, Ark.; and Star Transportation, Inc., of Nashville, Tenn. In addition, Transport Enterprise Leasing, LLC, of Chattanooga, Tenn. is an integral affiliated company providing revenue equipment sales and leasing services to the trucking industry. The Company's Class A common stock is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select market under the symbol, "CVTI".