Zenith Global Logistics opens Indianapolis hub
Larry Thomas -- Furniture Today, September 18, 2013
CONOVER, N.C. — Specialized furniture carrier and logistics provider Zenith Global Logistics has opened a 90,000-square-foot regional hub in Indianapolis that will offer less-than-truckload and warehousing services.
The new facility is part of the company's ongoing effort to improve operational efficiencies and boost speed-to-market in the Midwest, said Jack Hawn, president and CEO.
"Our new Indianapolis hub will allow for more efficient delivery of inbound product, intermodal shipments and containers coming from California, Texas and the eastern seaboard since it will eliminate the need to bring freight through our North Carolina operations," Hawn said.
He said recent changes to hours-of-service rules for truck drivers, as well as the compliance, safety and accountability (CSA) rules from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, make it more important for the company to invest in a more robust national hub network.
"Beyond this, our customers increasingly are demanding product be as close as possible to their local channels to keep shelves stocked and to fulfill e-commerce orders," said Hawn.
In recent years, Zenith has opened regional hubs in the Atlanta, Baltimore, Dallas, San Antonio, Tupelo, Miss., and West Palm Beach, Fla., markets.