Pitt Ohio Express
|Founded||December 13, 1978 |
|Area served||13 States in Mid-Atlanic, US|
|Key people||Charles L. Hammel, III
|Revenue||US$ 261.7 Million (2008)|
|Subsidiaries||ECM TRANSPORT, LLC|
Pitt Ohio Express is a $261.7 Million LTL or less than truckload carrier operating in the Mid-Atlantic and Midwest United States. Headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Pitt Ohio Express began operations in 1979 by the Hammel family after founding the company on December 13, 1978 . Pitt Ohio Express is owned by Charles L. Hammel, III. As of 2009, Pitt Ohio has more than 2,800 employees.
Pitt Ohio Express was founded in 1979 by the Hammel brothers Robert, Kenneth, and Charles III. The company began with 3 trucks, three drivers and one terminal. In 1982, Pitt Ohio opened its second terminal in Cleveland, Ohio and have continued to open terminals in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Virginia, West Virginia, New Jersey, Illinois, Indiana and Michigan.
Pitt Ohio Truckload, powered by ECM Transport, was formed in 2005 when Pitt Ohio Express acquired a majority interest in ECM Transport, LLC, a truckload company also located in the Pittsburgh area. ECM Transport maintains a comprehensive fleet with over 300 tractors, and 1,200 trailers.
 The Reliance Network
In 2008, Pitt Ohio Express joined Lakeville Motor Express to create The Reliance Network (TRNET), a unified, across-the-continent coalition for all freight services. TRNET is a single source provider of freight forwarding for all of North America. The 7 carriers of The Reliance Network include:
|The Reliance Network|
|2. Canadian Freightways/Kingsway Transport|
|3. Mountain Valley Express|
|4. Lakeville Motor Express|
|5. Land Air Express|
|6. Peninsula Truck Lines|
|7. Pitt Ohio Express|
 Business segment
Regional LTL or less than truckload Carrier, Assembly and Distribution, Warehousing, Driver Leasing, Technology Services, Dry Van Truckload.
Pitt Ohio Express operates 1,756 trailers, more than 670 tractors, 352 straight trucks, and 47 sprinter vans, all with an average age of less than 10 years. The company operates 21 service centers in the Mid-Atlantic.
Pitt Ohio Express is a four-time recipient of the American Trucking Association’s President’s Trophy. This is the highest of Safety Awards presented to motor carriers in the transportation industry, recognizing the company for having the best overall safety program.
In 2007, the company received first place for the General Commodities LTL, Local between 10,000,000 and 50,000,000 miles. Pitt Ohio also received first place for the Pennsylvania Motor Truck Association Overall Winner of General Commodities over 15,000,000 miles. In 2008 Pitt Ohio Express received second place for the Pennsylvania Motor Truck Association Great West Safety Award for Outstanding Achievement in Highway Safety over 15,000,000 miles.
In 2009, Pitt Ohio Express won its 15th Quest For Quality Award in the Mid-Atlantic Region. Pitt Ohio's expedited service, "Fast Track", received honors for the fifth year in a row.
- "Financial Results". Retrieved 2009-06-27.
- "ECM Transport". Retrieved 2009-06-27.
- "The Reliance Network". Retrieved 2009-07-14.
- "Fleet Profile". Retrieved 2009-06-27.
- "Pitt Ohio Safety". Retrieved 2009-07-14.
- "Pitt Ohio Awards Page". Retrieved 2009-07-15.