Southeastern Freight Lines, a provider of regional LTL services, today announced the opening of its expanded service center in Charlotte, North Carolina.
The Charlotte service center, located at 4524 Reagan Drive, consists of 230 dock doors. Upgrades include a complete yard rehabilitation and a new remote trailer parking lot.
A statement from the company said the facility is part of a multi-phase redevelopment project that aims to incorporate Southeastern’s latest design standards, such as signature structural elements and interior finishes in addition to network and security features. The facility will embrace new technological advances, streamline operational costs, and, most notably, provide its associates with a modernized work environment, according to the company.
“The redevelopments at Reagan Drive will not only serve the local Charlotte market but will also increase the efficiency and bandwidth of freight we can push through this breakbulk, which impacts the entire surrounding region,” said Ryan Smigiel, vice president of Real Estate. “As the Charlotte area is demonstrating exponential growth, we are looking forward to matching this momentum and expanding our operations to continue improving service to our customers.”
The Reagan Drive service center will house both Charlotte’s pickup and delivery operation and breakbulk operation on an interim basis while Southeastern works to redevelop its second Queen City facility on Amble Drive – a project that will construct a new service center consisting of 185 dock doors, an appointment warehouse with six additional dock doors, a regional office, and a driver rest facility.
The Reagan Drive facility opened for business in June 1972 with eight dock doors and six associates.
“The new service center not only empowers our company to cultivate lasting relationships with its great customers, partners, and associates in the Charlotte region and beyond, but also instills an opportunity for additional expansion and job growth down the road with its dock door expansion, latest design standards, and efficient yard layout,” said Smigiel.
Southeastern Freight Lines, a privately-owned regional carrier founded in 1950, specializes in next-day service in the Southeast and Southwest and operates 89 service centers in 13 states, Canada and Puerto Rico.