SHEBOYGAN FALLS, WIS. – Johnsonville announced its latest business venture on Aug. 20: Johnsonville Transport & Logistics.
The company said the subsidiary works with the existing Johnsonville Trucking business that was started by the sausage brand in 2000. Beginning this month, Johnsonville Transport & Logistics will make its fleet back-haul services available to other food and beverage manufacturers, while also developing a carrier partner base to service those same customers.
“We created this business to help other customers achieve this mark of excellence,” said Curt Reynolds, transportation director for both Johnsonville and Johnsonville Transport & Logistics. “Servicing this food and beverage industry for as long as we have, has provided us with significant industry knowledge and experience about what it takes to deliver OTIF and compliance across the supply chain, while at the same time anticipating the refrigerated trucking industry challenges.”
The meat company, known for its sausage, will feature a fleet of 29 refrigerated trucks and 29 company drivers who consistently achieve a strong safety record and 97% on-time delivery performance. Johnsonville wants to increase its drivers and trucks to a total of 50 each by spring 2022. The driver will not be required to live in Wisconsin, the home of the company’s global headquarters.
“We believe that to succeed in this business we need to understand – and consistently deliver – on our customers’ service expectations,” Reynolds continued. “We’ll accomplish that by being solution providers, strong communicators and invest in the right technologies. And all along, we’ll continue to use this new business venture to learn and develop our own employees.”
Reynolds also said the new business is designed to serve customers that experience capacity and higher transportation cost challenges while also developing long-term partnerships with other carriers.