NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 19, 2010) — The Reliance Network, an award-winning consortium of regional LTL carriers, today announced it has added two new carriers to its cross-continent coverage.

Mountain Valley Express and Peninsula Truck Lines have joined The Reliance Network as providers covering the Western U.S. The two new carriers replace DATS Trucking, which had previously provided service in that region.

DATS Trucking will continue to operate in the Western U.S. However, it will no longer be part of The Reliance Network.

“This transition is a positive move by The Reliance Network as it supports the mission of the alliance to provide the most dependable, reliable service for customers shipping anywhere in North America,” said Geoffrey Muessig, Pitt Ohio’s vice president of sales. “Mountain Valley Express and Peninsula Truck Lines are two of the premier LTL carriers serving the Western U.S.”

Made up of strong, regional carriers, The Reliance Network erases the borders of each carrier’s regional boundaries, creating a unified, cross-continent coalition for all freight services.

Instead of managing shipments with multiple carriers to service their regional, national and worldwide shipping needs, shippers can work directly with their local Reliance Network member. Shippers now have the value of a strong chain of experienced transportation specialists while continuing to work with the provider they’ve already grown to trust.

Benefits The Reliance Network carriers can provide to shippers include:

  • A single-source provider with 100 percent coverage of the United States, Canada and Mexico

  • More consistent transit times

  • The convenience of working with their trusted local transportation specialist to manage all of their door-to-door shipping needs rather than managing multiple carriers

  • Seamless coverage through hundreds of service centers across the continent

  • Expertise and exceptional customer service from more than 15,000 team members

  • Reliable transportation resources and efficient equipment, including more than 25,000 trucks and trailers

  • Complete, real-time shipment visibility from origin to final destination

  • Secure data management

  • Accurate administrative processes with full service PRO number tracking, tracing and invoicing capabilities

“The Reliance Network recently celebrated two years of joint service, and we continue to see growth and success stories in the areas of service, quality, flexibility, information technology and customer service. Over the last year, the network has made many improvements, including improving transit times, updating transit information and improving connectivity between computer networks. And we will only continue to get better. That is our iron-clad commitment to our customers,” added Muessig.



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