A. Duie Pyle is debuting service across West Virginia after expanding operations into Virginia earlier this year, the logistics company announced Tuesday.
The nearly century-old, for-hire LTL carrier’s trucks will deliver loads from its LTL service centers in Roanoke, Richmond and Manassas, as well as those in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and Hagerstown, Maryland.
"We are thrilled to expand our direct service coverage and industry-leading expertise into West Virginia," John Luciani, COO of LTL Solutions, said in a statement. "Adding West Virginia to our network allows us to build stronger relationships with our customers and positions us to continue offering exceptional service to the entire Northeast."
Pyle said its latest expansion strengthens its service commitment by growing access to key areas and clients across the state. Service in West Virginia represents a final step in the buildout of its Northeast/Mid-Atlantic core footprint.
The move into West Virginia underscores the strategic value of Pyle’s three new Virginia service centers, announced in March. In addition to West Virginia, they give the carrier’s customers access to the Baltimore, Washington, Richmond and Roanoke markets — as well as some in North Carolina.
The regional carrier has about 1,500 tractors, 27 LTL service centers and 16 warehouses across the Northeast. It provides asset and non-asset-based freight services including LTL, dedicated, warehousing and distribution and brokerage services.
Pyle’s service territory growth comes at a challenging time for the LTL segment, with many seeing volumes slow. FedEx Freight and XPO Logistics are furloughing workers, and many others are seeking cost savings.
Old Dominion Freight Line plans to continue its multi-year network expansion plans despite lower demand. Yellow will sell 28 excess terminals as part of its One Yellow network transformation into a super regional LTL carrier. Saia expects to open another 10 to 15 new terminals next year, but it could delay those plans if the economy worsens.