Seven carriers, known for their exceptional customer service, dependable on-time delivery records and strong reputation within their own territories, have formed The Reliance Network. This new alliance, established March 1, 2008, will provide seamless, across the continent, LTL, truckload and supply chain freight services.
With more than 285 years of collective experience, the alliance companies are world-class transportation solutions providers that are collaborating to establish a seamlessly integrated network to further strengthen their across the continent services to North American customers.
The carriers in the new network are: (See attached and online map)
- Averitt Express (South & Southeastern US)
- Canadian Freightways / Kingsway
- Lakeville Motor Express (Midwest)
- Land Air Express of New England (New England)
- Mountain Valley Express (Pacific Coast)
- Peninsula Truck Lines
- PITT OHIO (Mid-Atlantic and Central States)
Instead of managing shipments with multiple carriers to service their regional, national and worldwide shipping needs, customers 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.
"The Reliance Network offers our customers the benefit of a single-source provider for all of their North American freight shipping needs," said Charles L. Hammel, III, Pitt Ohio’s President. "No matter where their freight is going, our transportation alliance is capable of adding value to our customer’s supply chain through the flexible and personal service of regional carriers who, together, can provide world-class coverage across the continent."
Made up of strong, regional carriers, The Reliance Network erases the borders of each carrier’s regional boundaries, creating a unified across the continent coalition for all freight services.
Benefits The Reliance Network carriers can provide to customers include:
- More consistent transit times
- A single-source provider for all North American transportation needs
- 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
- Commitment to dependable service with on-time delivery rates of 98% or higher
- 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
"This new alliance will leverage the superior synergies of six financially strong regional transportation companies into a seamless network serving the entire North American shipping community," said Pete Martin, President of Lakeville Motor Express. "The Reliance Network is a fantastic opportunity for customers across the continent to use companies they already know and trust to expand their transportation reach."
About the Reliance Network Partners
Established in 1971, Averitt Express is a leading provider of freight transportation and supply chain management with international reach to more than 100 countries. The company specializes in delivering customized solutions with a single source of accountability for service offerings that include less-than-truckload, truckload, time-critical, importing/exporting and supply chain management. Backed by successful execution for hundreds of customers, Averitt’s supply chain management capabilities include dedicated fleet operations, warehousing services and transportation management. For more information, visit
Since 1935 Canadian Freightways/Kingsway have been leaders in providing superior, accountable transportation service throughout Canada and across the continent. With more than 100 locations and 2,400 team members across Canada and the U.S., the Canadian Freightways/Kingsway network offers a comprehensive supply chain solution package. Along with their industry leading safety record, Canadian Freightways/Kingsway specialize in supporting just-in-time and customer-focused supply chain strategies with on-time, Less-Than-Truckload and small package to full truckload deliveries, as well as expedited shipments. For more information, visit
Lakeville Motor Express
Founded in 1921 by Vincent Wren, family-owned Lakeville Motor Express provides regional less-than-truckload (LTL) transportation services in ten Upper Midwest states. LME, based in Roseville, MN, serves a diverse customer base through a 34 terminal network and a fleet of over 1300 tractors and trailers. For more information, visit
Land Air Express of New England
With 13 terminals strategically located throughout New England and upstate New York, Land Air Express is positioned as the premier carrier in the northeast. From Boston to Bangor to Buffalo, Land Air offers next-day direct service to every point served. Founded by Fred Spencer almost 40 years ago, family-owned Land Air attributes their success to dependable service, superior customer relations and dedication to the community. For more information, visit
Mountain Valley Express
Mountain Valley Express has been in business for more than three decades and is a strong, financially sound, family-owned carrier. Mountain Valley is well known for their outstanding delivery service to Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, and Utah. Mountain Valley is well known for their information technology. Their website has a wide array of the most common tools (tracing, document imaging, rate quotes, etc) and they have EDI capabilities. They utilize GPS / routing software to route drivers and Sprint Nextel communications for direct communication with their drivers. They also place a great deal of emphasis on operating in an environmentally responsible manner and are a member of the EPA's SmartWay program. For more information, visit
Peninsula Truck Lines
Peninsula Truck Lines is a regional, less-than-truckload (LTL) carrier serving Idaho, Washington, Oregon through a network of 15 service centres. Peninsula's dedication to consistent overnight A.M. delivery service and superior customer service focused on excellence in every transaction are the driving forces establishing Peninsula as a premier, best in class carrier in the Northwest. Established in 1951, Peninsula has had consistent growth with award winning results for the past 5 plus decades.
PITT OHIO was founded in 1979 on a strong work ethic and attention to customers’ needs. PITT OHIO is a full service transportation solutions provider whose focus is on customer service. In adhering to their "We’re Always There For You" signature commitment, PITT OHIO is dedicated to providing their customers with the best value in LTL transportation. Headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA, PITT OHIO serves the entire Mid-Atlantic region and Central State regions including Ohio, Virginia, West Virginia, Indiana, Michigan, and Chicago, IL. For more information, visit