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President's Letter

A Letter from the President

In 1979, when my father encouraged my brothers and me to open a trucking company, he instilled in me the importance of listening to our customers’ needs. By staying true to this core value for over 41 years, we have gained great insight into what the marketplace needs.  We are the logistics provider that is skilled to consultatively understand what the problem is you are facing and work with you to determine the best solution.  

We understand the impact our trucks have on the environment, the economy, and our communities, and we are committed to sustainability today, tomorrow and well into the future.  What may have started out as good business practices has transformed into a successful sustainability platform focused on the 3 P’s, “People, Planet & Purpose.”

It’s no coincidence that People is our first pillar.  We take care of our people, who in turn take exceptional care of our customers.  I am proud that this, and our other core attributes established in 1979, still hold true today. 

In addition to a focus on our people, we’ve made significant strides in our responsibility of the planet. PITT OHIO is taking solar energy to the next level in Pittsburgh by enhancing the use of solar and wind with the installation of a renewable DC Microgrid, including 1 wind turbine and 180 solar panels on the roof of our terminal.  I’m expanding this research project at our Cleveland, Ohio terminal, which will include 8 wind turbines and 708 solar panels.

The more we learn about carbon emissions, the more it energizes us to do our part to reduce it.  We assess our fleet regularly and replace it with new, more carbon-efficient equipment, including the addition of 30 CNG (Compressed Natural Gas) tractors. 

Technology continues to be a company focus as we allow our business to drive our technology advancements.  Simply put, we use innovation and our technology to make shipping effortless for our customers throughout the shipment cycle.  We’re leveraging the use of our on-board computing systems to deliver superior on-time performance and remain environmentally conscious.  As a result, we’re providing Estimated Times of Arrival (ETA) and integrating directly with our customers making it possible for you to have heightened supply chain visibility.

Bring us your challenges.  It’s likely we have the solution or we will use our creativity and years of experience to shape a solution that solves your logistics challenge.  Leverage our resources, know-how and vision to solve the transportation problems you are facing.  We promise to still excel at the basics, which built this company nearly 40 years ago.  Rely on us to be your one stop shop and your go-to supply chain problem solver.   

We strive to be the best in the industry by listening to our customers and understanding their business. Thank you for trusting PITT OHIO to do just that.

Charles Hammel