New Office Grand Opening
- ELITE has experienced rapid growth of its customer base, leading to awards such as Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Companies in America
- 17Q4 acquisition of technology company will lead to new, innovative applications in 2018
- The company has moved into new Pittsburgh office and plans to hire 50+ additional staff by end of year
Hyper-growth and tech investments lead ELITE to move downtown, hiring 50+
Elite Transit Solutions (ELITE) – a 2017 Inc. 5000 honoree as one of America’s fastest-growing companies – has moved its headquarters to the Cultural District in Downtown Pittsburgh. ELITE’s hyper-growth over the last 3 years, combined with recent technology investments, necessitated the move. The company expects to add 50 additional employees before the end of the year.
ELITE is a premier logistics and freight management service provider in the U.S. commercial transportation industry. Through their innovative integration of technology into the company’s successful logistics practices, the company has automated 80% of freight management tasks. Automation has allowed the company to minimize human error, optimize client service, and set the new industry benchmark for on-time delivery rates — 98%.
In an industry struggling to adapt to long-needed government regulations and advances in technology, ELITE is committed to being a trailblazer, leading the future of the trucking business.
“The freight management industry is experiencing its most rapid period of change in generations,” said Michael Johnson, CEO of ELITE. “New electronic data log legislation enacted in late 2017, along with the growing shortage of freight carriers, means that tech-forward thinking companies will have a distinct advantage in the marketplace. In 2018 ELITE will be launching a revolutionary transportation management system and mobile app that will allow us to respond to these challenges, optimizing outcomes for our customers, helping the industry to do more with less.”
To further enhance ELITE’s commitment to best-in-class customer service and innovation, as well as to support the company’s continued growth, in late 2017 the company began construction on a new office in downtown Pittsburgh’s Cultural District. The tech-rich facility – opened in February – provides the company with the space needed to hire 50+ additional employees before the end of 2018.
“This new office is a major milestone for ELITE, but it also serves as a humbling reminder of the hard work it has taken from the entire team to get us to this point,” added Mr. Johnson. “We’ve been able to build remarkable partnerships with customers nationwide, providing service to companies such as Niagara Bottling, local Pittsburgh icon Giant Eagle, and many others. These new facilities will allow the company to continue to provide first-class service to those customers, recruit excellent new employees, and advance the technology that will fuel the next great chapter of ELITE.”
ELITE CEO Michael Johnson is available for interviews about the future of trucking and logistics, as well as how the freight management industry will be impacted by technology and legislation.
About Elite Transit Solutions (ELITE)
ELITE is a third-party logistics (3PL) company that services the freight management industry. Clients include food and beverage, OEM, industrial, and chemical companies. The company has been honored on the Inc. 5000 list (2017) as one of America’s fastest-growing companies, and has received numerous additional awards such as Food Logistics’ Rock Stars, Best In Biz, Pittsburgh Business Times’ Fastest Growing, and Auburn University’s Top Tigers. To learn more about Elite Transit Solutions, visit elitetransit.com, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (878) 999-2880.
“The freight management industry is experiencing its most rapid period of change in generations.”
Michael Johnson – CEO
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