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WAREHOUSING& PACKAGING “We’ll continue to focus on the attention we give to all our customers.” -Chris E. Haas, president and CEO All Pro, All the Time > A L L P RO F R E I G H T SYS T E M S I N C . ALL PRO FREIGHT SYSTEMS INC. KEEPS IT CLASSY WHEN IT ATTRACTS CLIENTS AND EMPLOYEES. BY B R I A N SA LG A D O Companies in the trucking and // With a great rapport with local businesses in freight industry typically battle a stigma northeastern Ohio, All Pro Freight intends to grow of having dingy offices and poorly main- as these clients expand throughout the nation. tained warehouses and trucking docks that often hurt their chances of obtaining new clients. With that in mind, Chris E. After some time, however, more of All throughout the United States, and today Haas – president and CEO of All Pro Pro Freight’s customers needed ware- the company boasts 600,000 square feet Freight Systems Inc. – made sure his housing services. This prompted Haas to of space as well as 250 trucks. Haas says company’s facilities have an air of profes- find a warehouse that could handle both All Pro Freight’s business today is 75 per- sionalism about them from the shop and sides of his company’s growing revenue cent asset-based and 25 percent broker- docks and up to the offices. streams. “I couldn’t warehouse in a truck age, and the company serves all 48 terminal, but I could run a terminal in a continental United States and Canada. “When we built our facilities, we changed our model from cold-calling and knocking on people’s doors to getting warehouse,” he adds. The warehouse side of the business Technology is Tops people to visit us,” Haas says. “Today, our continued to grow, forcing Haas to build According to Haas, technology since the facilities are confused with law offices his own 100,000-square-foot facility in 1990s has changed the transportation because we do everything first class, and Avon, Ohio. All Pro Freight continued and logistics industry for the better for that makes people want to be a part of buying and building warehouses companies such as All Pro Freight. He our organization.” says companies his size would not be able -----------------------------------------------[ P R O F I L E ] to compete with the largest names in the ganization from his basement in 1990 as All Pro Freight Systems Inc. industry if it weren’t for software sys- a one-man truckload freight brokering tems that cater to trucking companies operation. Eight months later, he hired Headquarters: Avon, Ohio with real-time tracking of drivers and ca- operations employees, leased his first six- Employees: 200 pacity monitoring. dock truck terminal and took more of a Specialties: Transportation and warehousing Haas started his highly sought-after or- sales role to broker truckload freight. 84 TLIMAGAZINE.COM FALL 2013 -------------------------------------------------------------- “This helps us compete with the larger companies, and our real-time service and http://www.TLIMAGAZINE.COM

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Transportation & Logistics International - Fall 2013
Panama Canal
Distribution Centers
Fleet Efficiency
GE Transportation
Lake State Railway Corp.
LT Enterprises
Boasso America
Dee King Trucking
Heritage Environmental
Flower Transfer Logistics
Ironhorse Resources
Jim Palmer Trucking
Polaris Transport
Tennant Truck Lines
Ace International Holdings Ltd.
Webtech Wireless Inc.
Downtime Fleet Management Services
Motiv Power Systems
Waste Management
Zoresco Equipment Co.
Bowhead Transport Co. LLC
Harbour Link Container Services Inc.
Harley Marine Services
Air Transat Cargo
Cutter Aviation
Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport
All Pro Freight Systems Inc.
Legacy Transportation Services
Last Look

Transportation & Logistics International - Fall 2013