Southeastern Freight Lines, the leading provider of regional less-than-truckload (LTL) transportation services, announces the opening of a new service center in Jacksonville, FL.
The new Jacksonville service center, located at 3335 Edgewood Ave., features 125 dock doors, 22,000 square feet of office space and more than 19,000 square feet of warehouse space. Ten of the doors are dedicated for serving international customers in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean Islands.
As shipments continue to grow, this new service center will help Southeastern streamline efficiencies for customer shipments in the Jacksonville area. The new Jacksonville service center replaces a previous facility and provides capacity to accommodate future growth.
The new service center will enhance delivery performance and reduce travel time between service centers and Southeastern customers. In addition, the new service center will boast many unique features, including an appointment warehouse, maintenance shop with eight truck bays, 16 line-haul bunkrooms for road drivers, and an integrated air system, allowing the easy filling of air bags that block and brace shipments to prevent freight from shifting during transit.
“With the addition of this service center in Jacksonville, we will be even better positioned to provide Southeastern’s quality without question service to the local market,” said Marty Coffey, service center manager for Southeastern in Jacksonville. “Southeastern Freight Lines has provided the Jacksonville market with ‘best-in-class’ performance for many years. With the opening of the new Jacksonville service center, our customers in the market will benefit even more from the added capacity with improved pickup and delivery times.”
The Jacksonville service center employs 158 associates and is continuing to hire pickup and delivery drivers and freight handlers.