Transportation, Distribution & Logistics involves the planning, management, and movement of people, materials, and goods by road, pipeline, air, rail and water. Additionally, this sector includes support services such as transportation infrastructure planning and management, logistics services, mobile equipment and facility maintenance.
Transportation & Logistics
According to the American Trucking Associations, the largest national trade association for the trucking industry, over 70% of all the freight tonnage moved in the U.S. goes on trucks. The industry moves over 10.5 billion tons of freight annually, requiring over 3.4 million heavy-duty Class 8 trucks and over 3.5 million truck drivers, and using over 38 billion gallons of diesel fuel to move all of that freight. Simply – without trucks, America stops.”
Wisconsin boasts a 112,000-mile network of state highways and local roads, including the 3,650-mile Corridors 2020 network of four-lane backbone and key connector routes. The system is well-maintained, ensuring reliable just-in-time deliveries.
In recent years, transportation companies have consolidated, merging into full-service transportation integrators, combining ships, trains, boats, and rail.
At the same time, we have had the pleasure at CBS to assist owners of smaller trucking companies in Wisconsin to achieve their goal – whether it is divestiture or acquisition to expand their markets and/or service offerings.