Mobile, AL (ASF Intermodal) May 12, 2014: ASF Intermodal today announced that the company has surpassed the 400 truck benchmark, a significant industry milestone. Just a little over four years into operations, ASF Intermodal has rapidly grown from a two-location intermodal firm based in the southeast to a regional carrier offering both domestic and intermodal services. The company now has 11 terminals strategically situated throughout the Southeast and Midwest.
With more than 80 employees working out of the 11 terminals plus the firm’s Mobile, Alabama corporate office, ASF Intermodal has experienced strong and consistent growth companywide. During the fourth quarter of 2014, the firm expanded its management structure to include two regional managers, Jesse Gonzalez (west region) and Rachel Judge (east region), to help accommodate the rapid expansion.
ASF Intermodal President Michael Smith states, “The growth we’re experiencing is positive in every way. We are continuing to create jobs and grow our customer base. We are experiencing growth across all of our existing locations and we are planning to expand into other markets in the second half of 2015.” The firm also continues to invest in capital improvements for improved customer service. Smith illustrates, “We just purchased an additional 30 chassis, which are present in our port locations.”
Smith attributes the firm’s recent growth in part to the recent shift in container volume from West Coast ports to the East Coast. He states, “This shift has led to more freight coming to the East Coast, which has, in turn, led to more demand for our services.” He expands, “We cultivate a competitive advantage through fast responsiveness, competitive pricing and our dedication to providing outstanding customer service and communication.”
Smith also credits ASF Intermodal’s team of drivers and employees with the firm’s growth. He states, “Together, our employees and drivers are one of the most amazing teams I have worked with. I am honored to work with such a great group of individuals and am excited that our growth is allowing us to bring additional drivers to the team. We are actively recruiting drivers at all of our terminals.” Details about driver opportunities can be found online at asfintermodal.com/driver_opportunities/.