“2013 was a very good year for Red Classic. We experienced strong growth across all lines of our business,” said Ron Drogan, president of Red Classic. “This growth created the need for Red Classic to relocate to a corporate and operational environment adequate to support our expansion. Our expectation is to continue our strong growth in 2014 and beyond.”
Red Classic operates a truckload fleet of more than 400 tractors and 1,000 dry-van trailers throughout the southeastern portion of the United States. The logistics division of Red Classic provides nationwide coverage for truckload, less-than-truckload, intermodal and flatbed shipments.
Red Classic also utilizes its 51 shops and four mobile maintenance units in seven states to provide commercial fleet maintenance services to an external customer base of private fleets and also experienced strong growth.
The new corporate headquarters and central operations center are situated in a 16,000-square-foot facility outfitted with the latest computing and fleet management systems to provide customers best in class service and end-to-end shipment visibility. The additional office space will enable Red Classic to support its growth strategy for years to come.
The new satellite location in Fort Smith, Arkansas, resulted from an expansion of business opportunities with key customers. Red Classic’s new location houses sales, brokerage and operations personnel for this growing market.
“This was a very fortunate confluence of events that fit nicely into our more comprehensive growth strategy,” said David Heller, senior director, sales and marketing, of Red Classic’s expansion into Arkansas.
Red Classic also recently completed a total rebranding campaign featuring a new logo that exemplifies a bolder and fresher approach to business. A redesign of its customer interactive website will be launched in the coming weeks.