Johnsonville Sausage launched Johnsonville Transport & Logistics, LLC, a new business venture that taps into its own Johnsonville Trucking motor carrier business to make its fleet back-haul capacity available for other food and beverage manufacturers.
“We created this business to help other customers achieve this mark of excellence,” says Curt Reynolds, transportation director for both Johnsonville Sausage and Johnsonville Transport & Logistics. “Servicing this food and beverage industry for as long as we have has provided us with significant industry knowledge and experience about what it takes to deliver OTIF and compliance across the supply chain, while at the same time anticipating the refrigerated trucking industry challenges.”
- Johnsonville’s fleet includes 29 reefer trucks (53 feet in length) and 29 company drivers who collectively and consistently achieve a strong safety record and 97% on-time delivery performance. The company plans to add more drivers and reefer trucks by summer 2022.
“We believe that to succeed in this business we need to understand – and consistently deliver – on our customers’ service expectations,” Reynolds says. “We’ll accomplish that by being solution providers, strong communicators and invest in the right technologies. And, all along, we’ll continue to use this new business venture to learn and develop our own employees.”