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D Is For Decade: 3PD Turns 10

April 25, 2011 Leave a comment

ATLANTA, Georgia — 3PD, one of the country’s largest last-mile logistics providers, celebrates a milestone anniversary today. “Ten years ago, we started this company with two trucks and a lot of ambition,” said 3PD founders Karl Meyer and Randy Meyer in a joint statement. “Today, we’re proud to celebrate our first full decade of operation — and to thank the team of talented employees and contractors who have worked so hard to help put us on the map.”

Launched in Atlanta, Georgia, in 2001, 3PD quickly grew from a small, local operation to a $250 million company with approximately 650 employees, 1,700 contract carriers and nearly 500 locations throughout the United States and Canada. In 2006, it became one of the last-mile industry’s first truly national providers when it merged with GTS, another leading last-mile company. And in 2007, it solidified that position with the acquisition of Affinity Logistics.

It now makes nearly 3.5 million deliveries per year and delivers a wide variety of value-adding services for an extensive client list of market-leading retailers and manufacturers. The company has been named an Inbound Logistics Top 100 3PL, a Transport Topics Top 100 Carrier For Hire, one of Commercial Carrier Journal’s Top 250 Carriers, a Transport Topics Top 100 3PL, one of Global Logistics & Supply Chain Strategies’ Top 100 Supply Chain Partners and Atlanta’s Logistics Company Of The Year. In addition it has received numerous service awards from clients.

“As we approach the intersection between one decade and the next, we are very happy with where we find ourselves as a company,” said the Meyers. “We strongly believe that we have successfully delivered on our dream to become one of the first — and most reliable — national last-mile delivery companies. We have an exceptionally strong team and network in place. And we’re looking forward to providing even more strategic and successful industry innovation in the years to come.”

For further information, please contact: Lori Lockman, 678.581.8421, llockman@bellsouth.net